What may appear to be minor administrative problems in a nursing home - a fax machine locked away at night or no one designated to copy paperwork - can cause major headaches in care transitions, a geriatrician warned in a webinar Thursday. "The most minute things can ruin a good transition," said James Lett II, M.D., a geriatrician and past president of the American Medical Directors Association - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.
Relatives of dying residents make end-of-life care worse, according to a majority of long-term care professionals.
Now, even three or four years down the road, the impression of the long-term care leader cowering like a guilty child is haunting.
Nursing facility medical directors should receive more training specific to long-term care, according to the American Medical Directors Association.
For a man who describes himself as a "shy nerd" drawn to data and analytics, Christopher E. Laxton has mastered the role of leader.
The American Medical Directors Association has released the latest version of its Antithrombotic Tool Kit. The kit consolidates up-to-date information on the changing landscape of antithrombotic agents and highlights issues related to frail, complex, elderly patients in long-term care.
Let's talk about that controversial topic: mandatory healthcare worker influenza vaccination. I can hear the arguments for both sides already. But I say the case is clear.
A New York nursing home that reduced falls by 53% in a year credits program planning, new safeguards and revised resident assessments.
The American Medical Directors Association has named Harvey Tillipman as its interim executive director.
The American Medical Directors Association has dismissed long-time executive director Lorraine Tarnove in a sudden move that was followed by the release of a brief statement to members and then firm "no comments" from several staff members on Thursday.
The American Medical Directors Association has published a revised edition of Immunizations in the LTC Setting toolkit. The new product lets providers learn how to boost vaccination compliance among both residents and staff; provides an overview of federal regulations, goes beyond standard flu preparedness plans and more.
The American Medical Director Association's annual conference, "Long Term Care Medicine—2011," continues through Sunday in Tampa with concurrent educational sessions highlighting some of the hottest topics in caregiving today. A highlight of Saturday's agenda will be a presentation by Professor David R. Thomas, MD, CMD, an expert in pressure ulcers and wound care.