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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...
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...
February 22, 2017
Today, CNN published “ Sick, Dying and Raped in America’s Nursing Homes .” The report details disturbing accounts of sexual abuse of nursing home residents. AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine emphatically condemns any type...
February 19, 2017
In March, an influential group of medical providers, AMDA — The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, will tackle the issue at its annual conference. Cari Levy, the group’s vice president, will offer a “Marijuana 101” lesson on the...
July 15, 2015
The Hebrew Home at Riverdale has been recognized as one of the best nursing homes in the country. The facility offers an onsite audiology clinic, 24-hour nursing care, occupational therapy and more. Among the services offered in that extended list...
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...
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...
How can a facility send anemic patients out for blood transfusions without having them admitted to the hospital? This was the challenge Hebrew Home at Riverdale in Bronx, NY, faced, and medical director Zachary Palace, MD, CMD, discovered that some...