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July 6, 2015
In an effort to reduce the unnecessary use of antibiotics in post-acute and long-term care facilities (PALTC), the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's David Nace, MD, is conducting a $1.5 million, three-year national trial to investigate...
June 23, 2015
An interview with Baldrige alumnus examiner Christopher E. Laxton, Executive Director of AMDA. Laxton compares the Baldrige Excellence Framework to two other approaches used in his sector today to improve the performance of PALTC organizations: QAPI...
June 20, 2015
A recent study published in JAMDA found that resistance training can positively affect cognitive abilities of seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s.
June 17, 2015
The studies that led to warnings from health regulators against prescribing antipsychotics to elderly patients with dementia were biased, and there is actually no significant increase in risk of death linked to the drugs, according to a study in...
June 10, 2015
U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) introduced legislation today designed to give people with serious illness the freedom to make more informed choices about their care, and the power to have those choices honored.
June 4, 2015
So far only about a quarter of facilities have policies on intimacy and sexual behavior, according to a 2013 survey by AMDA — the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Almost half said that developing a policy was "planned" or "...
May 28, 2015
AMDA President Naushira Pandya, MD, CMD, talks about the effectiveness of Choosing Wisely in the U.S. as it begins to launch in the UK.
May 26, 2015
On May 20, 2015, a joint letter was submitted by the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists to the U S FDA with comments from long-term care pharmacies, professional pharmacy associations, long-term care associations and group purchasing...
May 18, 2015
National efforts are underway to improve the quality of care for patients with dementia in nursing homes, and internists who work with and in these facilities can participate in and perhaps even lead the changes.
May 13, 2015
Dr. Unroe will be named an AGS fellow, a status bestowed on AGS members who have demonstrated a professional commitment to geriatrics, contributed to the progress of geriatrics care, and are active participants in the society's activities.