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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,...
July 31, 2017
Because broad-based vetting standards for nursing homes are few and far between, practices can vary depending on a facility’s size, financial position (e.g., for profit, not-for-profit), affiliation (e.g., independent, hospital-based, member of a...
Current, concise, and readable - "Medical Direction in the Nursing Home: Principles and Concepts for Physician-Administrators" serves as a valuable guide and resource for the medical director and deserves a place in the nursing home library. This...
April 7, 2017
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine held its 40th Annual Conference March 16-19 in Phoenix, AZ. It's amazing to reflect on, not only how much the Society has changed over the past 40 years, but also how much the post-acute...
PURPOSE The purpose of this White Paper is to highlight the importance of Advance Care Planning conversations and informed medical decision-making in the PA/LTC setting. Additionally, the White Paper will serve to delineate the prerequisites and key...
March 15, 2017
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine announced the formation of a Practice Management Section, a national forum for practitioner-led post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) population management, today at its 40th Annual...
January 4, 2017
Assessing all older patients in geriatric day hospitals (GDHFs) for frailty and cognitive impairment can be challenging. Now a new study suggests that a care model involving a specialist nurse trained in primary care and geriatric assessment seems...
November 25, 2016
Two related associations have formed an alliance to offer education and resources to healthcare professionals working in post-acute and long-term care settings. Members of AMDA—The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine include medical...
November 16, 2016
AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is strengthening its relationship with the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) to increase quality education and access to resources. “The Society’s and GAPNA’s...