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April 27, 2020
This is the fourth story in a series by MedPage Today examining the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations. Past stories reported on the homeless , immigrants in detention , and the undocumented . Staff members at the Canterbury Rehabilitation...
April 22, 2020
Residents of post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) facilities with same-day physician access experienced lower hospitalization and emergency department (ED) visit rates than those with longer wait times, according to a study published in the April...
April 20, 2020
In some parts of the U.S., the desperate need to slow the spread of the coronavirus is coming into conflict with the scramble to find more hospital beds. Nursing homes have been the sites of some of the earliest — and deadliest — outbreaks of COVID-...
April 20, 2020
Two clinical teams have been named 2020 Choosing Wisely ® Champions by AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. The award honors individual clinicians and teams of clinicians who have gone above and beyond to make significant...
April 16, 2020
Federal health officials are coming under increasing pressure to start publicly tracking coronavirus infections and deaths in nursing homes amid criticism they have not been transparent about the scope of outbreaks across the country that have...
April 14, 2020
Hospitalization-associated disability (HAD), the loss of the ability to perform one or more basic activities of daily living (ADLs) independently at discharge, occurs in more than one-third of hospitalized older adults. HAD is associated with long-...
April 14, 2020
Have you ever walked out of a restaurant after a filling meal with an empty feeling in your stomach? I have. It is the feeling one gets after eating sushi without wasabi, Korean food without kimchi, and Thai curry without hot chilis. While food...
April 6, 2020
Columbia, MD – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine has elected its 2020-2021 Board of Directors. David A. Nace, MD, MPH, CMD, is President; Karl Steinberg, MD, HMCD, CMD, is President-Elect; and Suzanne Gillespie,...
April 3, 2020
The Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, an affiliate of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine, has announced the recipients of its three highest achievement awards: Medical Director of the Year, the...