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January 23, 2020

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January 9, 2020

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Nutrition in older adults isn’t always a pretty picture, but there is much practitioners can do to add color, pleasure, and positive outcomes to the pallet. In a recent AMDA On-The-Go podcast, guest John Morley, MD, BCh, offered some powerful and innovative insights on this issue...

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January 2, 2020

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Treating hypertension in older adults is complicated for many reasons, one of which is that research on the topic usually doesn’t include nursing home and other post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) residents. Providing some clarity to this issue was the topic of a recent AMDA...

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December 19, 2019

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The practice management sessions at the AMDA Annual Conference explore both the clinical and operational sides of post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) practice; and this approach appeals to people like Michelle Benedict, RN, MSN, APN-C, a member of the 2020 Annual...

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December 11, 2019

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Look around. Innovation is everywhere. Each year, the Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine recognizes cutting-edge quality improvement projects that are touching lives and making a positive difference for residents and staff alike. The Quality Improvement and...

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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...