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May 18, 2020
As more states are now mandating that assisted living facilities test either residents, staff or both for Covid-19, providers that have been asking for widespread testing for weeks are now faced with logistical challenges and unanswered questions...
May 14, 2020
In late March, Dottie Hickey got a call from Luxor Nursing & Rehabilitation at Mills Pond, the nursing home where her sister lived. The 79-year-old was being moved to make space for incoming hospital patients recovering from coronavirus. Ms...
May 13, 2020
Tackling COVID-19 in assisted living communities presents its own set of challenges compared with other long-term care settings, noted researchers offering guidance in battling the disease in an article in the May issue of JAMDA, The Journal of Post...
May 11, 2020
Brenda Flock and Susan Ellis don’t know each other, but the two women, both 62, have been in the same level of coronavirus purgatory since early March. That’s when the senior facilities where their loved ones live stopped allowing visitors. Flock’s...
May 7, 2020
As states begin to ease coronavirus lockdown rules, the decision to reopen individual eldercare facilities should rest entirely with the clinicians who provide direct resident care, says the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. In a...
May 7, 2020
When his ailing mother came down with a sore throat and tested positive for the coronavirus, Eric Russell had her transferred from her nursing home in Chicago to a new nursing home in Park Forest. At 77, Claudette Russell has multiple sclerosis and...
May 6, 2020
As states weigh how to reopen their economies after locking down to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the long term care profession said skilled nursing and assisted living providers must have additional support in the way of increased funding...
May 4, 2020
The federal government is considering rolling back infection control requirements in U.S. nursing homes – even as the long-term-care industry's residents and workers are overwhelmed by the coronavirus. A rule proposed last year by the Centers for...
April 29, 2020
As Florida prepares to reopen its economy, the state’s nursing homes and assisted-living facilities are facing challenges in conducting the widespread testing needed to find and isolate hidden carriers of the disease that can cause deadly outbreaks...
April 29, 2020
Two associations behind a new “heat map” that visually conveys the prevalence of COVID-19 within assisted living communities and nursing homes across the country say it should help providers make the case for more personal protective equipment,...