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October 11, 2019
Columbia, Maryland, October 10, 2019 — AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA), representing the community of over 50,000 clinicians in the post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) setting, today announced its partnership...
September 25, 2019
The vast majority of research focusing on life satisfaction, quality of life, sexual satisfaction, and overall well-being in older adults has been limited to heterosexuals, with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults...
September 17, 2019
Aspiration pneumonia is a leading cause of death among the elderly. However, a new study in the September issue of JAMDA suggests that the long-term prognosis for this condition is poor due to underlying morbidity, rather than because of the...
September 10, 2019
The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced that Christopher E. Laxton, CAE, executive director of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine in Columbia, MD, has been named by the...
August 13, 2019
A transfer to the Emergency Department (ED) can be lifesaving for frail elders, but it also poses a risk for increased suffering and debility. In addition, studies have shown that many ED transfers from skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are both...
August 6, 2019
Telemedicine and telehealth efforts are gaining traction as a way to help avoid emergency department (ED) transfers and office visits by older adults. Now, a new study in the August issue of JAMDA concludes that telemedicine in senior living...
July 24, 2019
A fear of falling (FoF) is common after a hip fracture and can impede functional recovery. Despite advances in acute care and post-acute rehabilitation services provided for hip fracture patients, long-term functional recovery after this event...
July 1, 2019
Influenza is a leading cause of avoidable and costly hospital admissions for nursing home (NH) residents. Now a study in the July issue of JAMDA suggests that the use of high-dose (HD) influenza vaccines on long-stay NH residents can reduce...
June 12, 2019
Joint collaboration between long-term care facilities (LTCFs) and physicians can facilitate the recognition of a resident’s terminal phase and help ensure timely provision of palliative care, according to a new study in the June issue of JAMDA. In...
June 6, 2019
It is possible to accurately predict on the day of hospital admission whether a patient is likely to use skilled nursing facility (SNF) services, according to a study in the June issue of JAMDA. In A “Hospital-Day-1” Model to Predict the Risk of...