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April 24, 2019
Patients with heart failure who are discharged home after a skilled nursing facility (SNF) stay are at greatest risk for readmission in the first two days, according to a study in the April issue of JAMDA. However, this risk is lessened with longer...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
This session will identify key components of an effective patient safety program in long-term and post-acute care, both generally and specifically for medical directors and the interdisciplinary team. It will discuss the use of trigger tools and...
Pennsylvania is the first state to prohibit long-term care providers from knowingly seeking payment for preventable serious adverse events that occur within their facilities. This session will explore Pennsylvania's new law, consider the recent...