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October 27, 2020
Both too much and not enough sleep can have negative ramifications for people of all ages. These range from obesity and cardiovascular disease to diabetes mellitus. Now a new study in the October issue of JAMDA suggests that too much sleep is...
October 21, 2020
From the start, COVID-19 presented many challenges for long-term care (LTC) facilities, partly because there were so many unknowns about the virus. Even as more has been learned, limited information still exists on the symptoms/signs and clinical...
September 29, 2020
Nursing home (NH) workforce instability, particularly for certified nursing assistants (CNAs), has been a growing challenge exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. As facilities struggle to attract and retain good CNAs, effective leadership skills are...
September 28, 2020
Columbia, MD – A new report from the federal COVID-19 Healthcare Resilience Working Group, COVID-19: Considerations, Strategies, and Resources for Crisis Standards of Care in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities, says that PALTC facilities...
September 22, 2020
Even with long-term care (LTC) facility residents in quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, falls continue to be a concern. Impaired mobility, the use of psychotropic drugs, anxiety, depression, and orthostatic hypotension all have been shown to...
September 18, 2020
Columbia, MD – The administration’s Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes has released its final report, featuring 27 recommendations in the following 10 areas: testing and screening, equipment and PPE, cohorting, visitation...
September 15, 2020
JAMDA – The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, is pleased to welcome two new senior associate editors to the editorial team: Eleanor (Ellie) McConnell, PhD, RN, and Joseph E. Gaugler, PhD. Both bring critical strengths that reflect...
August 19, 2020
AMDA leaders have long advocated for the widespread use of telemedicine in post-acute and long-term care (PALTC). In 2019, for example, they met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to advocate for regulations and reimbursement to extend the use of...
August 13, 2020
Researchers from the University of California, Davis documented in the August issue of JAMDA the impact of Music and Memory SM (M&M), a non-pharmacological intervention, on nursing home residents with dementia. The Impact of Music and Memory on...
July 23, 2020
An article in the July issue of JAMDA details new expert consensus recommendations for managing COVID-19 in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). Specifically, the document addresses screening of residents and staff, management of COVID-19 positive and...