Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 3.5 Management credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This session presents results of several research studies regarding medical care in assisted living. Presentations will focus on practice arrangements, management of new onset illness and acute agitation, staff-physician communication, and management of care transitions. Results of research will be discussed in the context of the current medical literature, and evidence-based recommendations will be provided.
Discuss the issues involved in acute care provision among patients in assisted living in comparison to nursing home patients and patients living at home.
Identify key issues in managing telephone calls about patients in assisted living who fall, have new acute illnesses, and have acute agitation.
Explain the approaches that physicians can use to optimize physician-AL staff communication around the acute medical conditions of patients/residents.
Speakers(s): Philip Sloane, MD, MPH; Anna Beeber, PhD, RN; Christine Khandelwal, DO; Kevin O'Neil, MD, CMD; John Schumacher, PhD; Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD
MD, FACP, CMD,
Chief Medical Officer,
Affinity Living Group