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September 11, 2018
With the flu season looming this fall, one long-term care group is recommending mandatory vaccinations for nursing home personnel. The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, or AMDA, released its latest recommendations related to...
September 10, 2018
Listening to music appears to be more effective in reducing agitation, behavioral symptoms and anxiety for older adults with dementia than does singing or playing along with music, according to a study in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care...
August 29, 2018
It's August. As the 2018 influenza season approaches, AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is again encouraging post-acute and long-term care facilities to strengthen their employee immunization programs to protect their...
August 29, 2018
Dehydration—a serious concern for skilled nursing center residents—can result in delirium, falls, constipation, urinary tract infections, and renal impairment. Identifying and assessing dehydration is also a concern, according to a new report in the...
August 21, 2018
Christopher E. Laxton, CAE, executive director of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine , has been named to the Board of Examiners for the 2018 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award by the Commerce Department's National...
July 2, 2018
Green spaces are good for the frailty status of older adults, according to a study published in the latest issue of JAMDA: The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine . The authors hope the study will encourage the use of green spaces to...
June 28, 2018
“Social frailty” has more of an impact on the onset of depression in older adults than does physical frailty or cognitive impairment, according to a study published in the June issue of JAMDA: the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.
June 28, 2018
Social frailty is strongly associated with the incidence of depression in the older adult population, according to a new study in the June issue of JAMDA. Researchers assessed 3,538 older adults in Japan in terms of depressive symptoms and frailty...
April 24, 2018
Alice Bonner, Ph.D., APRN-GNP, secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, is the first nurse practitioner to serve on the AMDA–The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine Board of Directors since the organization opened up its voting membership to advance practice professionals four years ago.
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,...