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A team of nationally recognized long-term care researchers from Brown University, Stefan Gravenstein, MD, MPH, CMD, and Vincent Mor, PhD, are undertaking a large-scale quality improvement study to evaluate the impact of the annual influenza vaccine...
January 17, 2018
Marijuana usage among the elderly has become a growing trend, as more and more states decriminalize the use of the substance — creating a delicate situation for many skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and senior living providers.
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.
January 8, 2018
Having more hospice providers working with a nursing home doesn't necessarily reduce end-of-life hospitalizations, according to the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association .
October 31, 2017
Nursing homes that employed a person-centered care (PCC) philosophy saw higher resident satisfaction than those that didn’t, according to a new study conducted by Kansas State University and the LeadingAge LTSS Center at the University of...
September 29, 2017
The front doors to the Lake Arthur Place nursing home were locked when Ben Husser and his team of volunteer rescuers arrived on boats. He knocked, and when somebody cracked open the entrance, he pushed his way in.
August 30, 2017
On a recent Friday at the Balfour Riverfront Park senior living facility in downtown Denver, an unusual event took place among the day’s regular activities. In between scrapbooking at the Sky Bar and water walking in the Pompeii Pool, the facility...
August 1, 2017
Older adults in nursing homes and other post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) settings are at increased risk for harm from disasters such as hurricanes or floods because they are frailer, generally have more illnesses and disabilities, and rely on...
July 12, 2017
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and JAMDA – The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine are proud to announce the appointment of our new JAMDA Editors-in-Chief: Philip D. Sloane, MD, MPH, and Sheryl Zimmerman...
June 29, 2017
Many nursing home residents have a fairly pain-free experience until the end of life, but at least a third suffer persistent, significant pain during their last six months, according to a new study from the University of Manitoba, University of...