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AMDA - THE SOCIETY FOR POST-ACUTE AND LONG-TERM CARE ETHICS COMMITTEE WHITE PAPER “Stopping Eating and Drinking by Advance Directives (SED by AD) in the ALF and PALTC Setting” Abstract: The Ethics Committee of AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and...
March 13, 2019
Members of AMDA–The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine should adopt a policy of “comfort feeding” for certain residents with dementia rather than honor advance directives that indicate criteria that otherwise would trigger an order...
The 3Ds: Delirium, Dementia and Depression Pocket Guide As the population ages, many adults will suffer one or more of the 3Ds: Delirium, Dementia and Depression. At times, these symptoms overlap and occur simultaneously. Recognize the difference...
Full Set of Pocket Guides – Set of all 6 The complete set of pocket guides describes the critical decision points in the management of common conditions found in the PALTC population and incorporates current information and best practices for use by...
August 30, 2017
While many post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) facilities use animals such as dogs and cats to help improve mood and manage dementia symptoms in residents, it isn’t always practical to have live animals onsite. A new open-access study in the...
August 18, 2017
After years of criticism, nursing homes have curbed administering antipsychotics, but some providers are questioning whether the across-the-board cuts are preventing some seniors from getting needed medications.
June 27, 2017
Most individuals admitted to nursing homes have high levels of care needs—because of conditions such as dementia and stroke—that cannot be met cost-effectively elsewhere, such as in the community. According to a Canadian study in the July issue of...
May 17, 2017
A fresh look at how Do-Not-Hospitalize (DNH) orders affect the movement of skilled nursing care residents shows those residents with such directives experienced significantly fewer transfers to hospitals or emergency departments (EDs). Report...
February 22, 2017
Today, CNN published “ Sick, Dying and Raped in America’s Nursing Homes .” The report details disturbing accounts of sexual abuse of nursing home residents. AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine emphatically condemns any type...
February 21, 2017
Because the development of schizophrenia is uncommon in older adults, a diagnosis of new onset schizophrenia in a post-acute and long term care setting should be made by a qualified health professional with mental health training using DSM 5...