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May 15, 2017
Programs that encourage advance care planning have shown positive results, including increased palliative care referrals, improved end-of-life care, and fewer unnecessary hospitalizations. Now a new study in JAMDA suggests that nursing home...
February 22, 2017
Today, CNN published “ Sick, Dying and Raped in America’s Nursing Homes .” The report details disturbing accounts of sexual abuse of nursing home residents. AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine emphatically condemns any type...
February 19, 2017
In March, an influential group of medical providers, AMDA — The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, will tackle the issue at its annual conference. Cari Levy, the group’s vice president, will offer a “Marijuana 101” lesson on the...
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...
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...
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...
July 12, 2016
DNSs and administrators should have very clear lines of communication on a regular basis with their medical director, says Susan Levy, MD, CMD, AGSF, president of Columbia, MD-based AMDA—The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. “First...
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.
June 29, 2016
The long-term care population has grown more diverse in age and ethnicity over recent decades, according to new research published in JAMDA: The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.