Giving Thanks for Post-Acute & Long-Term Medicine
To say that I grew up with my grandparents is an understatement. One set lived across the street, and the other one block up; every day after school, I was at one house or the other. I learned their unique histories through the pictures that they shared, and the stories they told. As I cherished them as a child, as an adult, I came to cherish all that their generation represented to the community. Today, my expression of care and respect for that generation is expressed through my work in the post-acute and long-term care setting, and my affiliation with the special Society that is my professional home: AMDA-PALTC. My tribute for what my grandparents inspired in me and to share with others has been to pledge my support to the “Giving Thanks for Post-Acute & Long-Term Care Medicine Campaign,” which benefits the Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care. Will you join me in honoring a special individual who has inspired you with a donation to the PALTC Foundation?
The Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine made a positive impact this past year by supporting improvements to the AMDA app (providing free clinical tools to serve those who need immediate guidance), continued support to our care force development initiatives by funding the annual Futures Program and mentoring interdisciplinary medical professionals into PALTC (the program has funded more than 1,300 Futures scholars, expanding awareness and our national workforce in every state and sponsoring the annual Excellence Awards (recognizing superior professionals with the Medical Director of the Year, Clinician of the Year, William Dodd, and James Pattee Awards) and finally sponsoring worthy scientific research across the country.
A recent grant award funded a research project by Dr. Brian McGarry from the University of Rochester, who will study how the transmission of viruses in nursing homes can be mitigated with improved HVAC controls. The Foundation looks forward to sharing the results of
Our Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine has done great things, but the Board of Directors need our help to fund these worthy projects, so they have launched the “Giving Thanks for PALTC” Campaign providing a unique way to honor those who inspire us to be better. Your gift may honor or remember someone this holiday season with a special Gratitude Card being mailed to the honoree, their family, or their nursing facility and these individuals’ names with yours will be placed on the Foundation’s website on the Wall of Care & Honor. I hope you will join me in making a gift today at www.paltcfoundation.org or by returning the enclosed gift card with your donation and sentiment about those you would like to celebrate.
I’m thankful for PALTC, our PALTC Foundation, and for each of you reading this. Your service in our nursing homes, assisted living communities, hospices, PACE programs, and other settings matters. I continue to give thanks for my grandparents and for all who inspire me and care for those who depend so much on our skill, knowledge and engagement.
Thank you for considering this request and may you and yours enjoy a joyous and healthy season and close to 2022.
Wayne S. Saltsman, MD, PhD, CMD, AGSF
P.S. Your gift of $25 or more to the “Giving Thanks for PALTC” Campaign will provide for a “Gratitude Card” being sent to the person who inspires you to serve in the post-acute and long-term care field. We all have received inspiration.
Expressing gratitude is the greatest gift we can provide.