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December 20, 2018
A bipartisan bill that authorizes $100 million in funding over five years to create a new public health infrastructure to combat Alzheimer’s disease is headed to the president’s desk after being passed Wednesday night by the House of Representatives...
December 7, 2018
Following my C-section earlier this year, I was fortunate to be able to access heavy-duty pain medication. Until we discovered my pain pump wasn’t working. That was unfortunate, but luckily I was young(ish), in good health(ish) and had a new baby...
December 7, 2018
On November 20, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new program designed to improve nursing home residents’ safety and quality. CMS is now offering funding for certain resident-centered projects through a three-...
December 4, 2018
Crafting marijuana policies in senior housing is tricky, but it’s becoming more important with each passing year. There’s a good chance of at least some marijuana or cannabis product use among any senior housing resident population, according to Dr...
November 27, 2018
Patrick Connole ​A new study in JAMDA provides information on how skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) can continue to manage the prescription of antipsychotics at a time practitioners are using greater caution than ever in how they distribute such...
November 19, 2018
COLUMBIA, Maryland, Nov. 15 AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine issued the following news release: Frailty in the elderly has long been associated with an increased risk of falls, functional limitations, hospitalizations,...
October 29, 2018
What is new related to AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine’s flu vaccination guidance? A: We are now recommending mandatory vaccinations for all long-term care healthcare personnel, unless there’s a medical contraindication...
October 16, 2018
A panel of experts has pinpointed new indicators to help measure the quality of primary care delivered in nursing homes. The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care, or AMDA, notes that current quality measures for this space focus on facility...
October 15, 2018
Nursing home residents on the verge of death are increasingly receiving intense levels of rehabilitation therapy in their final weeks and days, raising questions about whether such services are helpful or simply a lucrative source of revenue. That...
October 12, 2018
Assisted living organizations and other long-term care employers should mandate flu vaccination for staff members and make vaccination a condition of employment for workers, according to experts convened by the Gerontological Society of America’s...