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July 2, 2018
Green spaces are good for the frailty status of older adults, according to a study published in the latest issue of JAMDA: The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine . The authors hope the study will encourage the use of green spaces to...
May 17, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 17, 2018 Contact: Lori Sharp lsharp@paltc.org 410-992-3126 Preventing falls is a top priority in nursing homes, as they often lead to injuries and...
October 2, 2017
Data from sensor systems can be an effective strategy to help staff to detect and promptly address early signs of illness and/or functional decline in assisted living (AL) community residents, according to a study in the October issue of JAMDA . In...
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.
Speakers: Steven Levenson, MD, CMD; David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD; Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD This webinar describes changes in the federal nursing home regulations (Requirements of Participation) as revised in a Final Rule published in October 2016,...
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...
October 14, 2016
A study of elderly patients' end-of-life forms found that 69% had at least one section left blank, and 14% indicated the patient wanted comfort measures only, but also that they wanted be sent to the hospital, receive intravenous fluids, and/or...
October 4, 2016
Physicians' Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatments, or POLST, forms often are seen as a way to honor the end-of-life wishes of frail elderly individuals when they no longer can speak for themselves. A study published last week in the Journal of the...