Show us the data: COVID vaccine boosters may get go-ahead, but LTC docs remain wary
Aug 09, 2021
Booster shots for the most vulnerable appear to be on a fast track to federal authorization. But clinicians want information about necessity, safety, dosing and more to justify prescribing an extra dose...
AMDA urges safe, thoughtful approach in new reopening guidance
Mar 02, 2021
A return to ‘normal,’ will not be immediate, says Executive Director Christopher Laxton in announcing new, proposed visitation guidelines.
Provider group ‘disappointed’ in CMS’ response following release of nursing home commission report
Sep 21, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service’s response to a highly anticipated report by the Coronavirus Commission on Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes has been disappointing for one long-term care...
‘Heartbreaking’: All contact with nursing home residents fell by more than half, study shows
Sep 14, 2020
Nursing home operators took limiting in-person contact with residents very seriously after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Visits of all kinds fell by 53% between March and April, new findings by...
Every day learner, leader
Jun 01, 2013
For a man who describes himself as a “shy nerd” drawn to data and analytics, Christopher E. Laxton has mastered the role of leader.
Laxton to lead American Medical Directors Association
Dec 05, 2012
Christopher E. Laxton is leaving his post as president of the Life Services Network of Illinois to become executive director of the American Medical Directors Association in February, AMDA announced Tuesday.