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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
Columbia, MD – States and local communities are starting the process of reopening retail stores, restaurants, offices, and other businesses. In light of this, AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine says the decision to...
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
A newly-developed heat map of coronavirus cases in U.S. nursing homes and assisted living facilities will help to prioritize much-needed personal protective equipment and testing supplies for hard-hit providers. Its creation was announced the same...
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
Alexandria, VA and Columbia, MD — ASCP, a membership association that represents pharmacists, health care professionals, and students serving the unique medication needs of older adults, and AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (...
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,...
April 27, 2020
This is the fourth story in a series by MedPage Today examining the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations. Past stories reported on the homeless , immigrants in detention , and the undocumented . Staff members at the Canterbury Rehabilitation...