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American Geriatrics Society American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine American Medical Directors Association National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Background At least one in four Americans dies in a nursing home, and...
White Paper
White Paper C08, Becomes Policy March 2008 Background Trends in End-of-Life Care in Nursing Homes Increasing numbers of Americans spend their last days in long term care, with a rise expected from 25% in 1998 to 40% by 2020. 1 For those with...
White Paper
1. Introduction Many residents of nursing facilities and other long-term care settings are cognitively impaired and thus may be incapable of making decisions about their medical care. Clinicians providing care for these residents must rely on...
January 27, 2015
AMDA–The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) has recommended sub-topics within three of the four previously identified areas of focus for the upcoming White House Conference on Aging
February 19, 2015
End-of-life care for nursing home residents has long been associated with poor symptom control and low family satisfaction. With more than one in four older Americans dying in a nursing home—including 70 percent of Americans with advanced dementia—...
June 10, 2015
U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) introduced legislation today designed to give people with serious illness the freedom to make more informed choices about their care, and the power to have those choices honored.
July 8, 2015
The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) strongly approves the move: “Post-acute and long-term care practitioners provide quality and thoughtful care and family members and friends of very ill patients will receive greater peace...
July 9, 2015
Long-term care organizations are applauding a proposal released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that would reimburse healthcare practitioners for discussing advance care planning with patients.
August 5, 2015
A Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposal to reimburse practitioners for discussing advance care planning drew praise of long-term care medical directors in July.
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution I99 Becomes Policy March 1999 AMDA resolves to recognize the significance of end-of-life care planning. And, that all residents in nursing facilities should have access to appropriate end-of-life care. The expected outcomes are respect...