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May 18, 2020
Columbia, MD – Many states are issuing orders for nursing homes and assisted living communities to conduct universal testing of all staff and/or residents. AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine says these mandates, while well...
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 12, 2020
For post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) providers, the rise of COVID-19 into a global outbreak has presented a serious crisis. This rapidly developing situation has not only resulted in disproportionately high resident illnesses and deaths from...
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
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...