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Caring for the Ages
October 1, 2020

It is well known that physical exercise has numerous benefits for all people, and it’s arguably of even greater benefit to our older population. Among the well-established positive effects of exercise are increases in strength, balance, energy level, balance, and coordination. There are also strong indications that regular physical exercise improves mental function and prevents decline in cognition. With respect to medical conditions, physical activity helps hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes and glucose intolerance, and osteoporosis.

Caring for the Ages
October 1, 2020
Caring for the Ages
October 1, 2020

Dear Dr. Jeff: Recent events have reinforced the need for a reexamination of the role of discrimination and racism in every aspect of American society, not just the police and the criminal justice system. The health care system is not exempt. While we acknowledge the systemic issues in medical care, I do not perceive any overt racism in the care we currently provide to our residents. What, if anything, could I as an individual or we as a facility do to help America become a more just society?

Caring for the Ages
October 1, 2020

A variety of leadership and ethical challenges have emerged because of the COVID-19 pandemic, adding to practitioners’ already overfull plates. To help practitioners successfully and efficiently address the challenges they face, AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is offering the first-ever Leadership, Ethics & PALTC Virtual Symposium on November 20–21. Registration is now open for this cutting-edge event at paltc.org/leadership.

Caring for the Ages
October 1, 2020

If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing.—W. Edwards Deming

Caring for the Ages
October 1, 2020

“I’m a Mom. What’s your Superpower?” reads the front of my wife’s coffee cup. It was gifted to her by her son and was given straight from his heart. It represents the tireless, selfless efforts and deep commitment of a dedicated mom resulting in a near miracle.

Caring for the Ages
October 1, 2020

Finding a career where they can thrive, make a difference, and be part of a professional community is an aim that most young professionals share. This is a goal that draws many people to AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and its Foundation Futures Program. A year or more after their participation, Futures alumni are still inspired by the program that helped launch their careers, and they are eager to give back.

Caring for the Ages
October 1, 2020

“Change is afoot,” said Colin Milner, founder and CEO of the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), talking about “Aging Well: The Great Disruptor” at the Annual Conference of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine in April. This was true before the pandemic, he noted, but the need for change has taken on a new urgency.

Caring for the Ages
October 1, 2020

Daniel Haimowitz, MD, FACP, CMD, talks about how you can safely enjoy visits with your loved ones in a nursing home and help prevent the spread of COVID-19 or other infections.

Caring for the Ages
October 1, 2020

Clinical Quandary: Falls are a significant cause of injury, functional decline, and permanent transfer to a higher level of care across the long-term care continuum. Providers often field calls related to resident falls yet often feel that interventions to prevent future falls lack evidence of benefit. Nursing administrators, staff, and providers need implementable, evidence-based interventions that will reduce falls and promote safety, mobility, and quality of life.