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June 23, 2020
Older adults are among the most vulnerable populations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, accounting for eight out of 10 deaths from the virus in the United States, according to the CDC. Nursing homes, in particular, have experienced a high burden...
June 17, 2020
Training practitioners about advance care planning (ACP) for patients with dementia significantly increased the incidence of ACP conversations and the number of medical and non-medical preferences discussed, according to a study in the June issue of...
June 16, 2020
Testing a nursing home resident for COVID-19 more than once in a 24-hour period is not being encouraged by the federal government under updated guidance. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over the weekend released consolidated...
June 9, 2020
On June 3, my nursing home reached a milestone: Our last known COVID-19 patient was released from quarantine, marking, we hope, the end of the crisis that overtook us in March. But we aren’t celebrating. The state Department of Health soon arrived...
June 8, 2020
As increasing numbers of states recommend so-called “universal testing” for nursing homes and long-term care facilities in the wake of the impact of COVID-19, skilled nursing facilities need to ensure they follow the applicable guidelines — a...
June 8, 2020
In response to the estimate that more than one-third of COVID-19 deaths have occurred in long-term care facilities, the American Medical Directors Association has published recommendations to decrease the spread of the pandemic virus among nursing...
June 8, 2020
Columbia, MD – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine has partnered with ADVault to include guidance from AMDA’s Advance Care Planning (ACP) Toolkit to providers utilizing ADVault’s Facilitated ACP Collaborate ™ solution. The...
June 7, 2020
A leading physicians group has compiled best practice recommendations for reducing the spread of COVID-19 in skilled nursing facilities, based on lessons learned in New York State. The guidance, from American Medical Directors Association, comes...
June 5, 2020
Senior living and care industry representatives are speaking out against racial inequity in response to rising protests across the country following the death of George Floyd and data on COVID-19 cases in long-term care disproportionately affecting...
June 4, 2020
A new case report published in JAMDA — the Journal of Post Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine supports the use of EarlySense patient monitoring to detect acute pulmonary embolism. Early Identification of Acute Pulmonary Emboli Through the Use of...