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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
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
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
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...
June 3, 2020
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine partnered with the leading online advance care plan provider, ADVault’s MyDirectives.com , to help residents in nursing homes, assisted living and other long-term care facilities clearly...
June 3, 2020
Deaths from the novel coronavirus in nursing homes account for more than half of all fatalities in 14 states, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation . Long-term care providers have been searching for labs or hospitals to perform tests for...
June 1, 2020
By David Robinson / Gannett New York Posted May 29, 2020 at 6:30 AM Evidence is mounting that New York and other states that ordered nursing homes to admit residents infected with the coronavirus contributed to outbreak clusters and deaths. One...