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Caring for the Ages
March 1, 2021
The newest addition to the Society’s podcast family, Caring On-The-Go brings readers issue highlights and exclusive commentary in a new format. 2
Caring for the Ages
March 1, 2021
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Caring for the Ages
March 1, 2021
Mrs. S is an 89-year-old white woman who has been living in a long-term care facility for two years; she transitioned from an independent living setting (an apartment) after she began to have difficulty managing her personal care and medications...
Caring for the Ages
March 1, 2021
The family of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine has lost a dear friend and esteemed colleague, Dr. William “Bill” Smucker, who passed away on January 11 with his family at his side. Dr. Smucker was a long-time friend and...
Caring for the Ages
March 1, 2021
Dear Dr. Jeff: The nursing home where I work has given excellent, person-centered care to a large and diverse group of residents for many years. Our CMS ratings are always four or five stars. During the pandemic, our staff has literally risked their...
Caring for the Ages
March 1, 2021
Twenty-Two Things I Wish I Had Known When I First Started Doing Nursing Home Work
Caring for the Ages
March 1, 2021
It is well-known that many residents in the post-acute and long-term care setting have contracted, suffered from, and succumbed to COVID-19. Lesser known is that many PALTC wound experts expect the rates of pressure injuries to increase due to the...
Caring for the Ages
March 1, 2021
For the past three years, I have been the chair of the Advancing Excellence in Long-Term Care Collaborative (AELTCC). It is a membership-based, not-for-profit, national coalition that provides a forum for government, professional, consumer, trade,...
Caring for the Ages
March 1, 2021
The light at the end of the tunnel is in view. In recent weeks, many post-acute and long-term care residents and others have begun receiving COVID-19 vaccines. One key challenge that remains is getting staff to agree to be vaccinated. “There is so...
Caring for the Ages
March 1, 2021
The role of the post-acute and long-term care medical director has evolved over the years. However, talk to any members of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine who fill this role, and you will hear the passion in their...