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March 24, 2021
Columbia, MD – The Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine, an affiliate of AMDA – The Society for PALTC Medicine, has announced the recipients of its three highest achievement awards: Medical Director of the Year, the William...
March 23, 2021
Non-traditional and “small-house” nursing homes (NHs), the Green House model being the best known of these, have attracted great interest in the wake of the novel coronavirus; and with good reason. A study published in the March issue of JAMDA...
March 19, 2021
Columbia, MD – Sabine von Preyss-Friedman, MD, CMD, chief medical officer of Washington state-based Avalon Healthcare, has been named the 2021 Choosing Wisely ® Champion by AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. The award...
March 12, 2021
Columbia, MD – The Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine, an affiliate of AMDA – The Society for PALTC Medicine, has announced the recipients of its three highest achievement awards: Medical Director of the Year, the William...
February 17, 2021
Nearly half a million patients receive prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV) annually, at a cost of over $35 billion. With COVID-19 putting a substantial burden on hospitals and other health care settings, there is tremendous interest in providing...
February 10, 2021
When is it no longer safe for an older loved one to drive? This is a dilemma that families often face, and it can cause conflict, stress, and anxiety. Older drivers often connect driving with their sense of independence and dignity. A new study in...
January 28, 2021
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are proven medications of choice for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other disorders. However, the significant increase in use of PPIs for ill-defined indications over the years has been associated with...
January 26, 2021
Nearly half (43.9%) of people aged 65 and older in the United States consume alcohol. It’s not unusual for many individuals to want to continue drinking in some capacity after they enter a nursing home (NH). But this can become complicated with the...
December 22, 2020
The relationship between a patient and a family practitioner is a special bond that many people find to be indispensable. In fact, “relational continuity,” the therapeutic relationship between a patient and one or more providers spanning various...
December 17, 2020
Pneumonia is a common cause of hospitalization for nursing home (NH) residents, and this has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. While hospitalization may be necessary and appropriate to manage pneumonia in some residents, what happens when...