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March 29, 2018
Columbia, MD—The Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine has named Eric Hasemeier, DO, CMD, as its 2018 Medical Director of the Year. Dr. Hasemeier is the medical director for eight facilities in rural Tennessee and CEO and founder of...
March 22, 2018
Columbia, MD--AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine has debuted a podcast program, “AMDA On-The-Go,” offering interviews and updates about new research, journal articles, and the issues of greatest importance to practitioners...
March 19, 2018
Measuring quality of life for elders in post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) has always been a challenge. However, it is essential to ensuring individual residents’ comfort, dignity, and satisfaction and to identify opportunities for new or...
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...