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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...
May 28, 2019
Columbia, MD – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine has selected Elizabeth Galik, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, and Richard Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, CMD as co-editors-in-chief of its official newspaper, Caring for the Ages . They...
May 22, 2019
Falls in older adults increase the risk of hospitalization and nursing home admission, as well as morbidity and mortality. According to a new study in the May issue of JAMDA, older people who are malnourished or at risk for malnourishment are more...
May 21, 2019
Columbia, MD – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine has elected its 2019-2020 Board of Directors. Arif Nazir, MD, FACP, CMD, AGSE is President; David A. Nace, MD, MPH, CMD is President-Elect; and Karl Steinberg, MD,...
May 14, 2019
Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in later life, with over 13% of community-dwelling older people affected. According to a new study in the May issue of JAMDA, vitamin D deficiency is associated with a very significant (75%) increase in the...