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June 28, 2018
“Social frailty” has more of an impact on the onset of depression in older adults than does physical frailty or cognitive impairment, according to a study published in the June issue of JAMDA: the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.
June 28, 2018
Social frailty is strongly associated with the incidence of depression in the older adult population, according to a new study in the June issue of JAMDA. Researchers assessed 3,538 older adults in Japan in terms of depressive symptoms and frailty...
February 15, 2016
Zachary Palace, MD, CMD, winner of the AMDA Foundation 2015 Quality Improvement Health Outcomes Award, talks about an innovative breakthrough technology that “invisibly” and accurately tracks patients with no wires. The solution aimed to assist...
In the post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) setting a primary goal of identifying acute change of conditions (ACOC) is to enable staff to evaluate and manage a patient at the facility and avoid the transfer to a hospital or emergency room. To...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution D92 Becomes Policy March 1992 AMDA resolves that a "medically necessary" visit to a Medicare/Medicaid resident in a nursing facility be defined as a visit subsequent to the following circumstances or resident conditions: There is a change...
AMDA’s Know-It-All TM system is designed to maximize quality care and avoid unnecessary emergency room visits and hospitalizations. Users of the system also state that it enhances teamwork and mutual respect, and the resident ultimately benefits. In...
A one-of-a-kind, 200-plus page guide on change of conditions for attending practitioners. Content is organized alphabetically by condition and includes the specific data they should be receiving from the nurse, suggested geriatric diagnoses related...
A series of data collection cards intended to help nursing staff physically evaluate patients and collect relevant medical history and related medical record data before notifying a practitioner about a resident’s change in condition. This allows...
AMDA has created a revolutionary set of easy-to-implement tools, called the Assisted Living Series. The series is used to assist caregivers in keeping older adults in the comfort and support of their surroundings, extending their personal life...