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November 29, 2017
Patients are coming to nursing homes (NHs) today ‘sicker and sooner’ than ever before. Hospitals are under growing pressure to shorten lengths of stay, and NHs are seeing patients with more comorbid conditions, more serious illnesses, and greater...
Recorded November 1, 2017 Speakers: Paige Hector, LMSW, MSW Description: Throughout the day, staff communicates with families, from a simple “Hello,” to reporting a change of condition and potentially unwelcome or even unexpected information. The...
October 29, 2017
Death certificates for low-income nursing home residents are notoriously imprecise, said Jonathan Evans, a Charlottesville specialist in geriatric medicine and past president of the American Medical Directors Association. But if the principal listed...
October 31, 2017
A key component of the culture change movement in post-acute and long-term care (PALTC), which started in the 1980s, is person-centered care (PCC). Proponents of PPC have long held that this type of care leads to improved quality of life (QOL), and...
September 14, 2017
"Frail ... residents are adversely affected by hurricane disasters," concluded a 2012 study in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. "While there is significant increased morbidity and mortality related to exposure, there is added...
September 11, 2017
As Hurricane Irma made its destructive way up the Florida peninsula, some of the state’s most fragile and vulnerable residents are staying put to ride out the winds, rain and flooding. And experts say it’s often the right thing to do.
August 14, 2017
The 90-year-old woman in the San Diego-area nursing home was quite clear, said Dr. Karl Steinberg. She didn’t want aggressive measures to prolong her life. If her heart stopped, she didn’t want CPR. But when Steinberg, a palliative care physician,...
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...
Recorded May 3, 2017 Speaker: Rebecca L. Ferrini, MD, MPH, CMD Description: In every post-acute and long-term care setting, some individuals consume more than their “fair share” of the facility resources, taxing the capabilities of the organization...
June 12, 2017
“These amendments will open up a lot more transparency for residents who choose to sign these agreements,” Susan Levy, former president at the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, which represents nursing home physicians, told...