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Most long-term care workers think relatives of dying residents 'interfere,' survey shows

Most long-term care workers think relatives of dying residents 'interfere,' survey shows

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Relatives of dying residents make end-of-life care worse, according to a majority of long-term care professionals.

LTC to be a victim of the latest 'doc fix' proposal?

LTC to be a victim of the latest 'doc fix' proposal?

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Now, even three or four years down the road, the impression of the long-term care leader cowering like a guilty child is haunting.

Medical directors push for LTC-specific physician training, quality measures

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Nursing facility medical directors should receive more training specific to long-term care, according to the American Medical Directors Association.

Every day learner, leader

Every day learner, leader

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For a man who describes himself as a "shy nerd" drawn to data and analytics, Christopher E. Laxton has mastered the role of leader.

AMDA releases antithrombotic tool kit

AMDA releases antithrombotic tool kit

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.

Mandatory vaccinations vs. voluntary — not for wimps!

Mandatory vaccinations vs. voluntary — not for wimps!

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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.

Nursing home honored for reducing falls 53% in one year

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A New York nursing home that reduced falls by 53% in a year credits program planning, new safeguards and revised resident assessments.

AMDA announces interim executive director

The American Medical Directors Association has named Harvey Tillipman as its interim executive director.

Long-time AMDA leader Tarnove departs

Long-time AMDA leader Tarnove departs

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.

AMDA tool kit helps providers prepare for flu season

AMDA tool kit helps providers prepare for flu season

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.

Medical directors continue annual meeting with look at key caregiving processes

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.

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