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July 16, 2015
The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care will be leading a three-year $1.5 million national trial to examine methods to reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics in post-acute and long-term care communities.
July 15, 2015
The Hebrew Home at Riverdale has been recognized as one of the best nursing homes in the country. The facility offers an onsite audiology clinic, 24-hour nursing care, occupational therapy and more. Among the services offered in that extended list...
July 11, 2015
“Do I have to be heavy?” she suddenly snaps, slamming down her fork and pushing the photo album at me. To my mother, life is black-and-white: Thin is good, and weight — even the smallest amount, even if it helps fend off frailty, as a 2013 article...
July 9, 2015
Long-term care organizations are applauding a proposal released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that would reimburse healthcare practitioners for discussing advance care planning with patients.
July 8, 2015
The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) strongly approves the move: “Post-acute and long-term care practitioners provide quality and thoughtful care and family members and friends of very ill patients will receive greater peace...
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.