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September 21, 2021
A five-year, $10.5 million agreement between AMDA–The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and the federal government will try to improve vaccination rates among residents and staff members in senior living and other long-term care...
September 20, 2021
Columbia, MD – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine has been funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop and implement strategies to increase...
May 4, 2017
Joshua Schor, medical director at Daughters of Israel in West Orange, was named the 2017 Medical Director of the Year by the AMDA (The Society of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine). He was presented with the award during the Society’s annual...
February 13, 2017
Based on a number of queries from the field regarding the application of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) pneumococcal vaccination recommendations, AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) has...
February 3, 2017
Streptococcus pneumoniae persists as a major health threat to long-term care residents despite nation-wide efforts to encourage vaccinations, according to AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.
February 2, 2017
Despite broad-scale efforts to encourage vaccinations and preventive measures, streptococcus pneumoniae continues to pose a serious health threat in the U.S., particularly among adults 65 years and older, and others with specific risk factors. A new...
November 4, 2016
According to Dr. Susan Levy, President of AMDA, The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, “AMDA is pleased that CMS listened and incorporated some changes into the initial proposed rule based on comments….CMS also revised the rules to...
March 6, 2016
AMDA Board Member Kevin O'Neil, MD, CMD, talks about the top three clinical areas AMDA has identified on which assisted living providers need to focus.
This interactive session will introduce medical directors to infection surveillance in the nursing home setting. Participants will explore various infection control criteria and be able to differentiate between surveillance criteria and minimal...
Caring for older adults with suspected infections presents challenges for post-acute/long-term care (PALTC) providers. This session will provide an update on management of positive urine cultures, pneumonia and C. difficile infections in PALTC...