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November 23, 2020
A study in the November issue of JAMDA demonstrated that a joint initiative between organizations in two countries encouraged quality transitions through a shared commitment to identifying needs; employing flexible, practical initiatives; and...
November 17, 2020
Apathy, depression, anxiety, delusions, hallucinations, sexual disinhibition, sleep disturbance, aggression, and other behaviors can be common in people with dementia. Effectively addressing these requires an individualized, case-by-case approach...
November 12, 2020
The federal government’s decision to allow Medicare coverage of monoclonal antibody therapy for COVID-19 treatments could be extremely helpful for nursing homes care for symptomatic, positive residents, according to a top expert. The Centers for...
November 9, 2020
Long-term care clinicians have asked the federal government to delay allocating monoclonal antibody therapy to nursing homes until further study — and to collaborate with facility medical directors when they do. Antibodies help the body mount an...
October 27, 2020
Both too much and not enough sleep can have negative ramifications for people of all ages. These range from obesity and cardiovascular disease to diabetes mellitus. Now a new study in the October issue of JAMDA suggests that too much sleep is...
October 21, 2020
From the start, COVID-19 presented many challenges for long-term care (LTC) facilities, partly because there were so many unknowns about the virus. Even as more has been learned, limited information still exists on the symptoms/signs and clinical...
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 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 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...