Journal of American Medical Directors Association

AMDA is the official journal of AMDA: Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine. JAMDA provides bimonthly coverage of the issues most important to healthcare professionals providing long term care. Original research and review articles cover topics such as geriatric medicine, dementia and cognitive impairment, rehabilitation, chronic comorbid conditions, the frail elder, medication management and prescribing issues, multi-resistant organisms and infectious diseases, falls prevention, assisted living risks and challenges, as well as health policy, outcomes evaluation and guidelines for administrators, physicians and staff who work in long-term care and rehabilitation sites. Peer-reviewed articles include original studies, reviews, clinical experience articles, case reports, editorials and commentaries.

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Care home dehydration tests don't work

Standard tests used to identify dehydration are not working for older people living in care homes—according to new research from the University of East Anglia.


New decision support tool improves discharge outcomes

In an effort to lessen readmission risk after discharge and achieve the best possible outcomes for patients, hospital-based clinicians are more intentionally planning discharge of those who require post-acute care (PAC). ...


Better post-hospital care needed for nursing home residents

An intervention approach that involves structured visits to healthcare professionals for nursing home residents after hospital discharge halves their chance of readmission and visits to emergency rooms, according to new research ...

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