COVID-19 Updates

AMDA COVID-19 Updates – July 15 2020

Supportive VIDEO for AL Families During COVID-19 AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine has created a video for ALs to use when managing families during this pandemic. Please feel free to utilize this 10 minute video as a teaching tool or as support for your families during this stressful time. Families … [Read more]

AMDA COVID-19 Updates – July 06 2020

Statement on Racial Inequities in PALTC In response to recent events, the AMDA Board of Directors has adopted a Statement on Racial Inequities. It notes, “The current pandemic has revealed the wide racial gaps among older adults stricken with COVID-19 in our nursing homes that is mirrored in our PALTC direct care workforce… We can … [Read more]

AMDA- Weekly wrap up and COVID-19 updates

COVID Pandemic Adds Urgency to Flu Study “This pandemic has opened some eyes to respiratory viral illness and has led to some re-education about influenza. Many experts of late are stressing a greater need than ever for people of all ages to get a flu vaccine,” says Ed Davidson, PharmD, MPH, partner at Insight Therapeutics … [Read more]

AMDA COVID-19 Updates – May 02 2020

Yesterday’s Headlines: New/Updated Guidance New Guidelines on Use and Reuse of PPE for COVID-19 CMS Issues Interim Final Rule for SNFs and COVID-19 Reporting News Reports HHS to issue guidance on federal oversight of assisted living by end of year Data Note: Requirements for Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities in Response to COVID-19 Vary … [Read more]

COVID-19 UPdate- Increased Awareness and Proposed supply of LTC PPE

COVID-19 UPdate- Increased Awareness and Proposed supply of LTC PPE Yesterday’s Headlines: New/Updated Guidance CMS Announces Independent Commission to Address Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes   News Reports LTC now has higher federal priority for PPE, testing McKnight’s: Hospitals are heroic, while nursing homes are always to blame NYT: Old Drugs May Find a … [Read more]