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January 7, 2018
The unexplained absence of a nursing home resident is one of the most challenging issues faced in the care of older adults, according to a study published last April in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.
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 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...
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...
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 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...
January 27, 2015
AMDA–The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) has recommended sub-topics within three of the four previously identified areas of focus for the upcoming White House Conference on Aging
April 27, 2015
Sexual relationships in long-term care facilities are not uncommon. But the long-term care industry is still grappling with the issue.
June 4, 2015
So far only about a quarter of facilities have policies on intimacy and sexual behavior, according to a 2013 survey by AMDA — the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Almost half said that developing a policy was "planned" or "...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution E98 Becomes Policy March 1998 Ethical issues are part of everyday life in long term care settings. They include respecting individual rights and privacy in an institutional setting, issues of autonomy in states of dependency, informed...