The Role of the Medical Director and Attending Physician in Advancing Person-Centered Long-Term and Post-Acute Care

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Presenters: 

Jonathan Evans, M.D., Past President, AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine

Christopher Laxton, Executive Director, AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine

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The Role of the Medical Director and Attending Physician in Advancing Person-Centered Long-Term and Post-Acute Care

How can we make life better for our elders and others who need care in our long-term care settings? Learn about the nursing home medical director and attending physician’s perspective on ways to improve quality, person-centeredness, and individual resident/patient choice.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define the roles and function of the nursing home medical director.
  2. Define quality and evaluate the barriers to quality care and improvement in the nursing home.
  3. Name key trends in the post-acute and long-term care setting and AMDA’s major quality initiatives.

Dr. Jonathan Evans is a full time post-acute and long-term care physician in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is board certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine, hospice and palliative medicine and is a certified medical director. Jonathan is a member of the Pioneer Network Board of Directors and is past president of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.

Chris Laxton has been the Executive Director of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine since 2013. From 2010-2013, he was President of Life Services Network (now Leading Age Illinois). Chris has worked for not for profit long-term care associations for 25 years where his focus has been on health policy and communications.

 

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