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July 17, 2017
Sheryl Zimmerman, the School of Social Work’s associate dean for research and faculty development and a national leader in assisted living and long-term care research, has been named co-editor of JAMDA – The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care...
August 2, 2017
Emergencies and disasters involving senior residents are always frightening and dangerous. But in situations where sheltering in place is a valid option, not evacuating may be the safer choice, new research suggests. A new literature review...
July 26, 2017
Philip D. Sloane, MD, MPH, and Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD, will succeed John E. Morley, MB, BCh, as the editor-in-chief of The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine , or JAMDA .
August 1, 2017
While it's no surprise that frail seniors in post-acute and long-term care settings are a high-risk group during emergency evacuation, the mortality risk remains high for up to 6 months afterward, researchers found in a systematic review.
June 28, 2017
Senate GOP leaders abruptly shelved their long-sought health care overhaul Tuesday, asserting they can still salvage it but raising new doubts about whether President Donald Trump and the Republicans will ever deliver on their promises to repeal and...
June 28, 2017
The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (formerly AMDA) said in a statement Monday the “Medicaid provisions of this bill will be detrimental to millions of older adults.” “As an organization representing post-acute and long-term care...
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...
June 26, 2017
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine strongly opposes the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA of 2017). The Society believes this legislation does not address and only worsens concerns we expressed in response to the...
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...
April 7, 2017
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine held its 40th Annual Conference March 16-19 in Phoenix, AZ. It's amazing to reflect on, not only how much the Society has changed over the past 40 years, but also how much the post-acute...