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January 17, 2018
Marijuana usage among the elderly has become a growing trend, as more and more states decriminalize the use of the substance — creating a delicate situation for many skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and senior living providers.
January 8, 2018
Having more hospice providers working with a nursing home doesn't necessarily reduce end-of-life hospitalizations, according to the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association .
January 7, 2018
The unexplained absence of a nursing home resident is one of the most challenging issues faced in the care of older adults, according to a study published last April in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.
January 2, 2018
In recent years, medical cannabis has become legal in many states and the District of Columbia, and both practitioners and patients are reporting health benefits as well as comfort care benefits from using controlled forms and dosages of the...
December 22, 2017
In September, a study published in the Journal of American Medical Directors Association seemed to suggest that marijuana might actually prevent people from graduating to “hard” drugs. The five-year-long study involved 125 participants, all of whom...
December 19, 2017
Medical marijuana is helping patients dealing with chronic pain by replacing their use of prescription drugs. These opioid drugs can be fatally dangerous when abused. They killed more people last year than guns or car accidents, causing health...
December 4, 2017
AMDA – the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is pleased to announce its eligibility to provide American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification credits. The Society’s educational programs that will offer ABIM...
November 29, 2017
Patients are coming to nursing homes (NHs) today ‘sicker and sooner’ than ever before. Hospitals are under growing pressure to shorten lengths of stay, and NHs are seeing patients with more comorbid conditions, more serious illnesses, and greater...
November 20, 2017
“You can always do things,” said Dr. Charles A. Crecelius, a St. Louis geriatrician who has studied care of medically complex seniors. “But just because you can do it, does that mean you should do it?”
November 13, 2017
Antibiotic resistance is a global health crisis. National efforts to improve the use of antibiotics include changes made by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS) to the Requirements of Participation for Long-Term Care Facilities,...