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August 10, 2021
The COVID pandemic brought a renewed focus on the importance of advance care planning (ACP) and identifying preferences for care and interventions prior to a medical emergency. There are various forms and processes that can be used for this purpose...
August 2, 2021
The pandemic made it even more clear that more workers are needed in senior living and care, according to a position statement released Thursday by AMDA–The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. “AMDA has developed and issued our...
July 14, 2021
COVID-19 vaccinations should be mandatory for U.S. long-term care and other healthcare workers, according to long-term care physicians and a full range of other clinical specialists. A group of experts from seven professional organizations on...
July 13, 2021
Statement released by seven leading organizations Columbia, MD – Despite the positive data, there are still many healthcare professionals who have declined to be vaccinated against COVID-19. AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care...
June 22, 2021
An industry effort to vaccinate 75% of nursing home staff against Covid-19 by July 1 appears to be faltering as continued employee hesitancy, declining infection and death rates, and general pandemic fatigue are making it tough to sustain the...
March 23, 2021
Non-traditional and “small-house” nursing homes (NHs), the Green House model being the best known of these, have attracted great interest in the wake of the novel coronavirus; and with good reason. A study published in the March issue of JAMDA...
March 13, 2021
You can hug your vaccinated grandpa and stay to play cards with him at his nursing home, even if you haven't been vaccinated, according to new Covid-19 guidance for nursing homes from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The guidance goes...
March 2, 2021
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, is recommending a “measured, stepwise approach” to resuming visitation and group activities in post-acute and long-term care settings while acknowledging gaps in clinical knowledge about...
February 17, 2021
Nearly half a million patients receive prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV) annually, at a cost of over $35 billion. With COVID-19 putting a substantial burden on hospitals and other health care settings, there is tremendous interest in providing...
February 1, 2021
Nearly 570,000 residents and staff at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities have received their second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine through a federal partnership with CVS and Walgreens pharmacies, new federal data shows. But an estimated...