The California Association of Long Term Care Medicine (CALTCM) is the professional organization for California physicians, medical directors, nurses, pharmacists, administrators, and other professionals working in long-term care. We are positioned at the forefront of statewide efforts to advocate quality patient healthcare, provide long-term care education, and influence policy. CALTCM is the state chapter of AMDA: The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (formerly the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA)).

    

Giving Tuesday: Thoughts of a Retiring Physician    

After 40+ years, I’ll be taking down my shingle at the end of 2019.  I retire with mixed feelings about the improvements we (our teams) have made while recognizing there is still much work yet to be done providing the best care possible for our residents.  
When I told one of my longstanding CCRC patients of my retirement, his appreciative comments caused me to reflect with gratitude on the many ways that my patients have provided a learning platform augmented by the expertise provided by collaborative organizations like CALTCM.  
CALTCM has been on my giving list for many years and will continue in retirement.  As I develop my retirement letter, one of my requests will be that any gifts be channeled to CALTCM, an organization which is positioned to help our state post-acute and long-term care communities incrementally improve their care for our clients and their families.
During this season of reflection, please consider putting CALTCM on your giving list.  
Tim Gieseke MD, CMD
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This one-hour webinar will describe the required elements for responding to the emerging needs of long term care organizations to provide sensitive and respectful services to LGBT residents. In the webinar we will discuss relevant terminology related to sexual orientation and gender identity, discuss common challenges experienced by LGBT older adults and provide recommendations for honoring patient rights. This webinar will also satisfy new legal requirements for staff and management in long term health care to participate in LGBTQ sensitivity training.