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JAMDA
June 3, 2020

This survey of U.S. home health agencies identified specific challenges that agencies are having, as well as mitigating strategies they are using, while providing care to patients in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

JAMDA
June 3, 2020

We present an advance care communication & planning tool for long-term care residents with COVID-19 infection that supports shared decision making between the clinician, resident and their family.

JAMDA
June 2, 2020

We evaluated the trend of end-of-life healthcare utilization and life-sustaining interventions for older adults with dementia 3 to 4 years after the change in hospice policy.

Caring for the Ages
June 1, 2020

Steven Buslovich, MD, MSHCPM, CMD, a New York–based geriatrician, talks about frailty and what this means for your loved one’s health and care options.

Caring for the Ages
June 1, 2020

Presented at this year’s virtual Annual Conference of AMDA — The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, the Year in Review session featured a discussion of several articles published in the past year that the presenters determined to be most relevant to the field of post-acute and long-term care. Each of the three presenters summarized three articles to enable the audience to assess the latest published evidence and to consider changes to their practice based on the evidence. Select articles from the session are summarized below.

Caring for the Ages
June 1, 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine held its 2020 Annual Conference virtually. Thank you to the speakers and attendees who helped make it such a big success. We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio in March.

Caring for the Ages
June 1, 2020

Mr. G is ticked off. The 58-year-old man arrived at your facility about two days ago after a hospital stay for alcohol withdrawal and sepsis. Upon admission, you fielded several questions from him about how soon you would “let me out of here.”

Caring for the Ages
June 1, 2020

It is always useful to remind practitioners that nonpharmacologic interventions are most effective for the treatment of neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia, and the review in the recent issue of Caring (2020;21[2]:19) provides excellent guidance. However, the summary table appears to address only evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on treatment of verbal agitation, sometimes called disruptive vocalization, and it states there are “no effective interventions.” There are no RCT results for treatment of this condition because, fortunately, it is relatively rare.

Caring for the Ages
June 1, 2020

The Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine has announced its 2020 Quality Improvement (QI) and Quality Improvement & Health Outcomes (QIHO) Award recipients. The QI Award went to Fatima Sheikh, MD, MPH, CMD, and her team at FutureCare NorthPoint in Baltimore, MD, for the project “Understanding Long-Term Care Residents’ Perceptions on Interdisciplinary Care Plan Meetings.” Howard Finger, DO, of Coler Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center in Roosevelt, NY, won the QIHO Award for his program, “MOLST PI Project/Application of the Algorithm for the Unbefriended in...