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September 28, 2016
In recent years, Physicians’ Orders for Life Sustaining Treatments (POLST) forms have been seen as an important way to honor the end-of-life wishes of frail elderly or terminally ill patients who cannot speak for themselves. But while the goal of...
July 15, 2016
According to a survey conducted by the AMDA - the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, only about a quarter of assisted-living facilities have policies on intimacy and sexual behavior in place.
This is Domain II of V of AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine's Competencies Curriculum for Attending Physicians Practicing in Post-Acute and Long Term Care . See below for information on content included in Domain II,...
April 14, 2016
Although almost all physicians who treat Medicare beneficiaries think end-of-life and advance care planning conversations are important, many of them report significant barriers to having these discussions with those for whom they care, and 46%...
This session will address several hidden dangers of dementia in the nursing home setting including smoking, dysphagia, and use of antipsychotic medications. We will discuss available assessment tools and risk stratification methods, which are...
The Seniors Quality Leap Initiative (SQLI) is a collaborative established in 2011 of 12 long-term care facilities in Canada and the United States with the goals to improve quality of care and patient safety by sharing performance data and specific...
Individualized music is defined as music which has been integrated into the person's life and is based on personal preference. Personalized music is proving itself as a way to generate a variety of therapeutic outcomes in long-term care, hospice,...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution J-16 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED , that AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine create a White Paper to address policies around the provision of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in nursing homes and education of...
This book addresses current issues surrounding hospital readmissions and the practice of post-acute and long-term care (PALTC). Thoroughly updated, the Second Edition of this practical pocket guide presents new regulations governing these services...
This presentation will describe the seven elements of the Patient-Centered Medical Home model (PCMH) and how these elements parallel principals of care in the Nursing Home. Comparison and contrast will be presented by a family physician seeing...