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September 29, 2020
Nursing home (NH) workforce instability, particularly for certified nursing assistants (CNAs), has been a growing challenge exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. As facilities struggle to attract and retain good CNAs, effective leadership skills are...
September 29, 2020
Post-acute and long-term care providers have an additional tool on how to adjust their operations and standards of care during the COVID-19 pandemic or future emergencies. The COVID-19 Healthcare Resilience Group on Monday released a new federal...
September 28, 2020
Columbia, MD – A new report from the federal COVID-19 Healthcare Resilience Working Group, COVID-19: Considerations, Strategies, and Resources for Crisis Standards of Care in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities, says that PALTC facilities...
September 28, 2020
WASHINGTON — This summer, as COVID-19 devastated nursing homes, David Nace, chief medical officer for UPMC Senior Communities, was one of two dozen geriatric care experts tapped by the Trump administration to draw up recommendations on improving...
September 22, 2020
Even with long-term care (LTC) facility residents in quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, falls continue to be a concern. Impaired mobility, the use of psychotropic drugs, anxiety, depression, and orthostatic hypotension all have been shown to...
September 21, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service’s response to a highly anticipated report by the Coronavirus Commission on Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes has been disappointing for one long-term care provider advocacy group . The 186-page...
September 18, 2020
Columbia, MD – The administration’s Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes has released its final report, featuring 27 recommendations in the following 10 areas: testing and screening, equipment and PPE, cohorting, visitation...
September 15, 2020
JAMDA – The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, is pleased to welcome two new senior associate editors to the editorial team: Eleanor (Ellie) McConnell, PhD, RN, and Joseph E. Gaugler, PhD. Both bring critical strengths that reflect...
September 8, 2020
Dr. Karl Steinberg has been a hospice and nursing home medical director in San Diego County for 25 years. He is president-elect of AMDA — The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine — and vice president of National POLST. Dr. Steinberg is...
August 26, 2020
WASHINGTON -- An interim final rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that requires all Medicare-certified nursing homes test their staff for COVID-19 is drawing mixed reviews from the homes. "The pandemic has already cost...