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January 15, 2020
Infection control is a top priority for post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) facilities. A new study in the January issue of JAMDA showed that copper surfaces may reduce the incidence of hand-transmitted healthcare-associated infections (HAI). This...
December 10, 2019
As the global dementia population continues to grow rapidly, innovative strategies to provide care and support for patients and their families have evolved. Among the developments is the concept of the “dementia café.” A new study in the December...
December 3, 2019
In Engaging Physician Leaders for Higher Value, an article in the December issue of JAMDA, the authors discuss how medical director engagement is below par in the post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) setting and offered strategies for enhancing...
November 25, 2019
The Society sent a letter on Friday, November 22, to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma about the recent addition of a red hand “consumer alert icon” on the Nursing Home Compare website. The icon is designed...
November 21, 2019
Falls are the leading cause of hip fracture in older adults, and those individuals who experience such injuries generally have greater mortality and morbidity. However, a new study in the November issue of JAMDA showed that in a retrospective review...
November 12, 2019
Although most conversations about stopping eating and drinking by advance directives (SED by AD) focus on patient autonomy and the right to determine one’s care, authors of a Society white paper in the November issue of JAMDA said that the ethical...
October 23, 2019
Nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s disease/related dementias (ADRD) and/or behavioral health disorders (BHD) are often believed to be at high risk of hospitalization. However, a study in the October issue of JAMDA determined that residents with...
October 17, 2019
Ombudsmen play a vital role in nursing home quality assurance, acting as impartial mediators and resident advocates throughout the year. However, when they are present during surveys, a new study in the October issue of JAMDA suggests, it can result...
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...