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JAMDA
April 3, 2019

Pressure ulcers pose an important quality-of-care challenge in nursing homes, with serious consequences for residents' health. We assessed the scalability of the On-Time Pressure Ulcer Prevention (On-Time) intervention strategy, developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, in nursing homes nationwide.

JAMDA
April 3, 2019

We aimed to study the efficacy of copper as an antimicrobial agent by comparing incidence rates during outbreaks in areas equipped vs not equipped with copper surfaces in a long-term facility for dependent older adults (nursing home).

JAMDA
April 3, 2019

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a life-threatening condition, represents a considerable public health and socioeconomic challenge.1 Symptoms of this long-lasting respiratory disease can significantly impair patients' daily physical activities, reduce quality of life, and lead to excessive health care overuse.1,2 Modified Medical Research Council dyspnea scale is a basic tool for determining symptoms of dyspnea in COPD patients.3 However, because COPD subjects suffer from complex symptomatology, COPD Assessment Test (CAT), a validated patient-completed questionnaire, is now...

Caring for the Ages
April 1, 2019

A recent trip to the Society’s annual conference inspired Caring’s editor in chief to share memories of his childhood in Atlanta. 2

Caring for the Ages
April 1, 2019

Mr. R is a 79-year-old white male with a history of Parkinson’s disease, hypothyroidism, depression, benign prostatic hypertrophy, degenerative joint disease, and hypertension. He transitioned into the nursing home 3 years ago when his care needs, especially for transfers and ambulation, increased. At the time of admission, he was no longer able to transfer independently or ambulate the short distance to the bathroom.

Caring for the Ages
April 1, 2019

I recently attended the annual meeting of AMDA — The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine in Atlanta, the city where I was born and lived the first 10 years of my life. The meeting was outstanding, as always — a time to reconnect with old and new friends, share war stories, celebrate our successes, and just generally commune with our Society tribe (or at least with the almost 2,000 members of the tribe who attended). But it was also quite a whirlwind and a time of important transitions for me, and I hope our readers will indulge me as I share some personal reminiscences and...

Caring for the Ages
April 1, 2019

During the annual conference in Atlanta, GA, last month, the Society announced 2019 recipients for its prestigious William Dodd Founder’s Award and James Pattee Award for Excellence in Education. David Smith, MD, CMD, received the Dodd Award, and Naushira Pandya, MD, CMD, was honored with the Pattee Award.

Caring for the Ages
April 1, 2019

Los Angeles, CA

Caring for the Ages
April 1, 2019

Dear Dr. Jeff:

Caring for the Ages
April 1, 2019

As the new chair of the AMDA Foundation—Our Foundation — before sharing my vision for the coming two years, I would first like to celebrate those who have brought us here: our immediate past chair, Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, and all the tireless, selfless Foundation volunteers, who have brought us to a new level of accomplishment and set the standard for what AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine expects of our Foundation. Thank you all!