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April 29, 2020
Alexandria, VA and Columbia, MD — ASCP, a membership association that represents pharmacists, health care professionals, and students serving the unique medication needs of older adults, and AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (...
April 22, 2020
Residents of post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) facilities with same-day physician access experienced lower hospitalization and emergency department (ED) visit rates than those with longer wait times, according to a study published in the April...
April 20, 2020
Two clinical teams have been named 2020 Choosing Wisely ® Champions by AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. The award honors individual clinicians and teams of clinicians who have gone above and beyond to make significant...
April 14, 2020
Hospitalization-associated disability (HAD), the loss of the ability to perform one or more basic activities of daily living (ADLs) independently at discharge, occurs in more than one-third of hospitalized older adults. HAD is associated with long-...
April 6, 2020
Columbia, MD – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine has elected its 2020-2021 Board of Directors. David A. Nace, MD, MPH, CMD, is President; Karl Steinberg, MD, HMCD, CMD, is President-Elect; and Suzanne Gillespie,...
April 3, 2020
The Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, an affiliate of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine, has announced the recipients of its three highest achievement awards: Medical Director of the Year, the...
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...