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March 29, 2020
States Urged to Work Collaboratively with Nursing Homes and Hospitals to Develop Appropriate Solutions Today AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and the American Health Care Association (AHCA) released a joint statement...
March 27, 2020
An article in the March issue of JAMDA describes the 2019 Asian Consensus Update on Sarcopenia, which retains muscle mass criteria, divides diagnoses into community or hospital settings, and defines “possible sarcopenia” to identify at-risk people...
March 26, 2020
New York State Advisory on Hospital Discharges and Admissions to Nursing Homes is Ill Advised AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine urges PALTC organizations, hospitals, and public health authorities to work together...
March 17, 2020
The diagnosis of pneumonia in the nursing home setting should be made based on objective findings focused on the respiratory tract and obtained via “bedside criteria,” according to an article in the March issue of JAMDA. In Nursing Home-Associated...
February 28, 2020
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine is closely monitoring the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak and today released guidance for PALTC facilities. It includes the following recommendations: Given the rare...
February 18, 2020
Antipsychotic deprescribing with an innovative strategy has proven successful, according to an article in the February issue of JAMDA. The Optimizing Practices, Use, Care and Services—Antipsychotics (OPUS-AP) strategy aimed to improve the well-being...
February 11, 2020
Today’s nursing homes (NHs) look much different than they did when the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA’87) was passed, according to a study in the February issue of JAMDA. There is greater diversity and higher acuity now, and care...
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...