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.
- Define the roles and function of the nursing home medical director.
- Define quality and evaluate the barriers to quality care and improvement in the nursing home.
- 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.