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March 13, 2018
The average senior (65 and older) takes five or more medications, and up to 74% of nursing home residents use nine or more on a regular basis. Yet, there is limited clinical evidence to guide prescribing and administration for those who have multi-...
February 27, 2018
The assisted living industry should look to the skilled nursing industry for standards that could be implemented to help improve resident care and operators' bottom lines, said the authors of an editorial published in the February issue of JAMDA,...
February 23, 2018
Two editorials in the February issue of JAMDA look at the physician’s role in assisted living (AL) communities and potential changes to ensure quality care in those settings. Both editorials note that there needs to be physician involvement in the...
February 5, 2018
With multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) affecting as many as 1 in 3 residents, nursing homes are under growing pressure to prioritize antibiotic stewardship. However, according to an article in the February issue of JAMDA , there are still...
January 29, 2018
Balance training may help to reduce the risk for falls in older adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D) by improving reaction times, lower limb proprioception, and postural sway, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical...
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 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...
October 2, 2017
Data from sensor systems can be an effective strategy to help staff to detect and promptly address early signs of illness and/or functional decline in assisted living (AL) community residents, according to a study in the October issue of JAMDA . In...
September 29, 2017
The front doors to the Lake Arthur Place nursing home were locked when Ben Husser and his team of volunteer rescuers arrived on boats. He knocked, and when somebody cracked open the entrance, he pushed his way in.