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JAMDA
September 26, 2020

Omission of care in US nursing homes can lead to increased risk for harm or adverse outcomes, decreased quality of life for residents, and increased healthcare expenditures. However, scholars and policymakers in long-term care have taken varying approaches to defining omissions of care, which makes efforts to prevent them challenging. Subject matter experts and a broad range of nursing home stakeholders participated in iterative rounds of engagement to identify key concepts and aspects of omissions of care and develop a consensus-based definition that is clear, meaningful, and actionable...

JAMDA
September 26, 2020

We explored the roles of attending physicians of long-term care (LTC) residents in supporting their family caregivers (FCGs).

Policy Snapshot
September 25, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the availability of up to $165 million in supplemental funding to states currently operating Money Follows the Person (MFP) demonstration programs. This funding will help state Medicaid programs jump-start efforts to transition individuals with disabilities and older adults from institutions and nursing facilities to home and community-based settings (HCBS) of their choosing.

This action delivers on the administration’s commitment to ...

Policy Snapshot
September 25, 2020

The IRF Provider Preview Reports have been updated and are now available in support of the December 2020 refresh. Please note that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) postponed the September 2020 IRF refresh to December 2020 due to technical issues.

The data contained within the Preview Reports are based on quality assessment data submitted by IRFs from Quarter 1 – 2019 through Quarter 4 – 2019, and the annual update of the claims-based measures data from Quarter 4 – 2017 through Quarter 3 – 2019. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and...

Policy Snapshot
September 25, 2020

In a blog post in the Sun Sentinel, CMS Administrator Seema Verma indicated that nursing facilities could face fines for not allowing visitation without good health care reasons. Verma indicated that the agency “expects all nursing homes to provide residents a means of visitation.”  She added, “That’s why we’re directing our network of inspectors to cite any Medicare or Medicaid nursing home that limits visitation without reasonable...

JAMDA
September 25, 2020

To explore the association between both self-reported quality and quantity sleep characteristics and frailty status in a large non–sex-specific population of older individuals in Greece.

Spotlight
September 23, 2020

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Every September, members of the AMDA leadership head to Washington, DC, for Hill Day. This year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they took their trip virtually. While they had to depend on conference calls and Zoom meetings to connect with legislators and staff,...

JAMDA
September 23, 2020

Alcohol is one of the most widely available psychoactive substances globally. Many accept the risks associated with alcohol consumption for reasons such as social engagement and feelings of pleasure. Alcohol consumption in a nursing home (NH) setting highlights the moral and logistical challenges of balancing the need for a safe living and working environment with the dignity of risk (DoR) and personal autonomy of residents.This analysis explores public health, human rights, and legal frameworks in their approach to a NH resident's choice to drink alcohol.

JAMDA
September 21, 2020

To develop a fracture risk Clinical Assessment Protocol (CAP) based on long-term care (LTC) fracture prevention recommendations and an embedded fracture risk assessment tool.

JAMDA
September 20, 2020

Both cognitive reserve and subjective cognitive decline are closely related to the risk of dementia. We investigated whether cognitive reserve can modify the risk of dementia developing from subjective cognitive decline.