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December 5, 2019

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With sleep disorders common in older adults, including up to two-thirds of post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) residents, managing these issues can keep practitioners up at night. The good news, says Christopher Kitamura, MD, FRCPC, staff psychiatrist at Baycrest...

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November 21, 2019

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When opportunity knocked, Marissa Galicia-Castillo, MD, answered; the result was an innovative program to improve the identification and management of congestive heart failure (CHF) at her facility. “I’ve been an AMDA member for quite a while. We were seeing more cases...

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November 12, 2019

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If you’ve tried to read the CPT coding manual to brush up on your knowledge of billing and coding but find that you’re distracted or dozing off, you’re not alone. Fortunately, the speakers at a Society webinar set for November 20 have done this tedious but important work for you. “Many...

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November 7, 2019

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Phase 3 of the revised Medicare and Medicaid requirements of participation for long-term care requires skilled nursing homes (SNFs) to provide “trauma-informed care” (TIC). Whether facilities and practitioners are dipping their toes in this or diving in head-first,...

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October 29, 2019

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Caring for multimorbid patients comes with significant challenges and requires practitioners to successfully balance many issues and considerations at once. In a new Society webinar, Multimorbidity in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC), set for November 6, Anthony...

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October 17, 2019

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It’s nearly flu season, and everyone in post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) is preparing to keep their residents and staff safe and healthy. They are on high alert for good reason. Statistics from last year’s flu season alone documented 80,000 deaths...

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October 10, 2019

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When practitioners look in the mirror, a growing number see themselves as agents of positive change; but they may not self-identify as leaders. “Leaders arise in all kinds of circumstances, and people can harness things in themselves to be leaders,” says Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, CMD. On...

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October 3, 2019

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“I fear that this focus on older adult oral health may come as a surprise to medical providers and even geriatricians in the trenches of care,” said Wayne Saltsman, MD, PhD, CMD, at the start of the September 16 AMDA On-The-Go podcast. He then led a conversation...

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September 26, 2019

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When David Smith, MD, CMD, received the 2019 William Dodd Founder’s Award at the Society’s annual conference in Atlanta, GA, earlier this year, it was a “career-capping event.” Afterwards, Society members—newcomers and veterans alike—approached him with congratulations....

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September 19, 2019

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When the Society’s Board of Directors headed to Washington, DC, for Hill Day on September 5, a photo of the group captured the event perfectly. The smiling team exuded enthusiasm, energy, and confidence.

When Society President Arif Nazir, MD, FACP, CMD,...