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JAMDA
August 24, 2020

We compared the impact of different SARS-CoV-2 surveillance strategies in long-term care facilities. We recommend weekly testing of at least 50% of staff and residents in order to minimize outbreaks in this priority population.

Weekly Roundup
August 23, 2020

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JAMDA
August 21, 2020

Widespread antimicrobial misuse among nursing home (NH) residents with advanced dementia raises concerns regarding the emergence of multidrug-resistant organisms and avoidable treatment burden in this vulnerable population. The objective of this report was to identify facility and resident level characteristics associated with receipt of antimicrobials in this population.

JAMDA
August 21, 2020

Studies on the quality of home care services (HCS) offered to persons with dementia (PwDs) reveal the prevalence of unmet needs and dissatisfaction related to encounters and a lack of relationships with staff. The objective of this study was to enhance knowledge of the perceptions of PwDs regarding their treatment with dignity and respect in HCS over time.

JAMDA
August 21, 2020

To determine what information is most important to registered nurses' (RNs) decisions to call clinicians about suspected urinary tract infections (UTIs) in nursing home residents.

Policy Snapshot
August 20, 2020

Guidance outlines recommendations to state agencies on Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of survey activities

On August 17, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will resume routine inspections of all Medicare and Medicaid certified providers and suppliers to improve the safety and quality of life for patients and residents. CMS had previously suspended certain routine inspections as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic to prioritize infection control and immediate jeopardy situations and to give health care providers and...

Policy Snapshot
August 20, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are now offering training in a new way:

  • Pre-recorded sessions: They will post another training every Thursday at 4:00 PM ET through September. Access them anytime on QIOProgram.org.
  • Bi-weekly question and answer sessions: 
  • ...
JAMDA
August 20, 2020

With COVID-19 highlighting the substantive risks to older adults living in congregated settings, an emphasis should be on supporting persons with dementia to live in the community safely for as long as possible. Primary care-based interventions such as Multispecialty Interprofessional Team (MINT) memory clinics (previously referred to as Primary Care Collaborative Clinics) provide a significant opportunity to support community-dwelling older adults to live at home, delay long-term care placement, and address systemic challenges that impede the delivery of quality dementia care.

JAMDA
August 20, 2020

To examine how immigrant status and family relationships are associated with advance care planning (ACP) engagement and end-of-life (EOL) preference in burial planning among older Chinese Americans, the largest subgroup of Asian Americans.

Spotlight
August 18, 2020

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Care planning has taken on new significance during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the recipient of the AMDA Foundation’s 2020 Quality Improvement (QI) Award offered some insights on maximizing the value of those efforts. Fatima Sheikh, MD, MPH, CMD, and her team at...