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March 26, 2019
End-of-life (EOL) conversations enhance palliative care and quality-of-life efforts for nursing home residents, according to a study in the March issue of JAMDA. In “Association Between End-of-Life Conversations in Nursing Homes and End-of-Life Care...
March 13, 2019
An article in the March issue of JAMDA details how post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) clinicians, working as first responders, can promote early recognition of sepsis and help prevent hospitalizations and readmissions related to this condition...
February 27, 2019
Dysphagia, a difficulty swallowing liquids and/or solids, is more common in nursing homes than many realize. That’s why identifying and managing this condition should be a priority, according to a new study in the February issue of JAMDA. In “...
February 12, 2019
High blood pressure in late life is associated with cognitive impairment, according to a study published in the February issue of JAMDA. This finding reaffirms the benefit of focusing on preventing and managing high blood pressure in older adults,...
January 28, 2019
The inability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, toileting, and dressing negatively impacts quality of life and often leads to admission to a nursing home or other post-acute/long-term care (PALTC) setting. A study in the...
January 24, 2019
JAMDA, the monthly journal of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, won the 2018 Gold Mather LifeWays Innovative Research on Aging Award for an article—Sex Differences in the Circumstances Leading to Falls: Evidence From...
January 10, 2019
Cannabis has been used as a recognized therapy for pain relief and symptom management for some time. However, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and other post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) settings face challenges using cannabis with their...
December 18, 2018
Identifying, assessing, and managing pain in residents has long been a top priority for nursing home (NH) practitioners and interdisciplinary teams. A new study in the December issue of JAMDA suggests that combining educational and organizational...
December 10, 2018
Poor oral care in older individuals can produce a cascade of problems—including pain, weight loss, diminished self-esteem, speech problems, periodontal disease, and even pneumonia. A study published in the December issue of JAMDA showed how staff...
December 5, 2018
The board of directors of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine has approved a policy statement on opioid use in nursing homes. It calls for (1) providing access to opioids when indicated to relieve suffering and to...