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September 21, 2021
A five-year, $10.5 million agreement between AMDA–The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and the federal government will try to improve vaccination rates among residents and staff members in senior living and other long-term care...
August 5, 2021
Few matters in senior living are as troubling as staffing. Any way you slice it, finding and keeping quality workers is not just a major challenge, it’s actually getting worse. Some very good commentary appears in a new position statement from AMDA–...
August 2, 2021
The pandemic made it even more clear that more workers are needed in senior living and care, according to a position statement released Thursday by AMDA–The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. “AMDA has developed and issued our...
July 28, 2021
More prescriptions do not necessarily mean better health outcomes. Deprescribing, which is the planned and supervised process of intentionally stopping a medication or reducing its dose, is a critically important part of delivering safe, effective,...
July 28, 2021
Nursing-home residents could be vulnerable to serious infection as many health care workers remain unvaccinated. But even as the White House looks at vaccine requirements for federal employees, lawmakers and experts expressed doubts about the...
July 14, 2021
COVID-19 vaccinations should be mandatory for U.S. long-term care and other healthcare workers, according to long-term care physicians and a full range of other clinical specialists. A group of experts from seven professional organizations on...
July 1, 2021
The Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab (Aduhelm) should not be prescribed to nursing home residents before it is tested in a group that’s representative of that population, long-term care physicians argue. Although aducanumab has been studied in...
June 24, 2021
Nursing homes need to change how they manage and treat chronic pain, shifting from an approach that favors immediate prescribing of opioids to a multi-pronged team approach, according to a new study. The study, published in the Journal of Post-Acute...
June 22, 2021
An industry effort to vaccinate 75% of nursing home staff against Covid-19 by July 1 appears to be faltering as continued employee hesitancy, declining infection and death rates, and general pandemic fatigue are making it tough to sustain the...
June 16, 2021
The past 16 months of the COVID-19 pandemic have exacted an enormous toll on the nearly 1 million certified nursing assistants (CNAs) who care for and protect our nation’s nursing home residents. These dedicated workers have put in long hours;...