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January 19, 2016
Hospital discharges to post-acute care (PAC) facilities have spiked. So have hospital readmissions from PACs, or skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). And that could be deadly, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long...
December 15, 2015
The use of hip protectors was recently named among key fracture prevention strategies in new guidelines for long-term care published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal , mirroring recommendations from AMDA—The Society for Post-Acute and...
December 14, 2015
AMDA Past President Cheryl Phillips, MD, comments on the ability of nursing homes to deal with the rising population of obese residents.
December 1, 2015
Riderwood retirement community announced the promotion of Andrew Kundrat, MD, to Medical Director.
December 1, 2015
AMDA Board member Kevin O'Neil, MD, CMD, comments on three tools that have shown success in improving the quality of care provided to skilled nursing residents that also work well for residents of assisted living communities.
November 10, 2015
Elders who embraced modern social technology tended to feel more satisfied with their lives, less lonely, more confident about attaining their goals, and be healthier and more active than their tech-averse peers, a new study by the fine folks at...
November 4, 2015
Playing online games which exercise reasoning and memory skills could have major benefits for older people, a wide-scale study has found. The research was published in JAMDA .
November 3, 2015
Playing online games that exercise reasoning and memory skills could have major benefits for older people, a wide-scale study has found. Researchers at King's College London discovered that mental exercises, or "brain training", can improve people's...
October 25, 2015
Dr. Linda Stropes, 68, of Indianapolis, passed away last weekend of natural causes.
October 20, 2015
Four new physicians joined the Medical Group of the Carolinas (MGC), Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s (SRHS) physician group, allowing the physicians group to continue to grow and provide care for more communities.