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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...
This guide will help caregivers learn skills and steps that can be used to better manage residents' medications. Caregivers will be able to talk about medications with their residents, family members, and primary care practioners. Learning how to...
This medication manual provides practitioners and staff in assisted living communities with information and tools to improve medication management and reduce medication errors. It is intended as a guide for best practice. By using the tools in this...
As the part of the Choosing Wisely campaign, AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) and Consumer Reports Health has created multiple free resources for patients and their families. “ Cholesterol drugs for people 75 and...
A passion for quality improvement, a creative mind, and an innovative idea. These are the key ingredients in an AMDA Foundation Quality Improvement (QI) award winner. Just ask Marian McNamara, RN, MSN, 2014 award recipient for "Reduction of...
November 16, 2012
Columbia, MD – For the second year in a row, AMDA—Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine (AMDA) is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to promote “Get Smart about Antibiotics Week” (November 14-20). This initiative was...
May 21, 2013
Columbia, MD — In response to the ProPublica report, “ Medicare Drug Program Fails to Monitor Prescribers, Putting Seniors and Disabled at Risk ,” AMDA released the following statement: AMDA agrees that ongoing efforts to educate physicians and...
August 28, 2013
Columbia, MD — AMDA – Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine and the AMDA Foundation are pleased to become signers onto the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) Code for Interactions with Companies. Adopted in 2010, the code provides detailed...
September 4, 2013
Columbia, MD — AMDA – Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine (AMDA) has partnered with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® Campaign to encourage discussions among physicians, patients, and other health care...
December 16, 2013
Columbia, MD — AMDA – Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine (AMDA) is pleased to announce the release of a program of free, interactive courses aimed at decreasing the inappropriate use of antipsychotic medications for nursing home residents and...