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August 30, 2017
While many post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) facilities use animals such as dogs and cats to help improve mood and manage dementia symptoms in residents, it isn’t always practical to have live animals onsite. A new open-access study in the...
August 29, 2017
Ensuring that patients’ wishes about their care are respected has long been a priority for post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) practitioners. “ Standardizing Protection of Patients' Rights From POLST to MOELI (Medical Orders for End-of-Life...
August 1, 2017
Older adults in nursing homes and other post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) 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...
July 11, 2017
Experts on frailty from 13 countries around the world have convened to develop clinical practice guideline (CPG) recommendations for the management of frailty, published in the July issue of JAMDA . Frailty is defined as “a reduced strength and...
June 27, 2017
Most individuals admitted to nursing homes have high levels of care needs—because of conditions such as dementia and stroke—that cannot be met cost-effectively elsewhere, such as in the community. According to a Canadian study in the July issue of...
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...
June 15, 2017
The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has named Christopher E. Laxton, CAE, Executive Director of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, to the Board of Examiners for the 2017 Malcolm...
May 30, 2017
As the disease progresses in patients with dementia, it is recommended that goals of care be reassessed to meet changing needs. Especially as these patients near end-of-life, goals generally shift from disease-targeted therapies to a more palliative...
May 25, 2017
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine expresses great concern with elements of the Administration’s fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget that would negatively impact the frail older adults the Society’s members and stakeholders serve...