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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...
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 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...
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.