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June 3, 2020
Deaths from the novel coronavirus in nursing homes account for more than half of all fatalities in 14 states, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation . Long-term care providers have been searching for labs or hospitals to perform tests for...
June 3, 2020
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine partnered with the leading online advance care plan provider, ADVault’s MyDirectives.com , to help residents in nursing homes, assisted living and other long-term care facilities clearly...
June 1, 2020
By David Robinson / Gannett New York Posted May 29, 2020 at 6:30 AM Evidence is mounting that New York and other states that ordered nursing homes to admit residents infected with the coronavirus contributed to outbreak clusters and deaths. One...
May 30, 2020
With the COVID-19 pandemic progressing, guidance on strategies to mitigate its devastating effects in nursing facilities (NFs) is critical to preventing additional tragic outcomes. Asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 from nursing facility staff and...
May 21, 2020
Fear of falling (FoF) is common in older adults and may lead to physical decline, disability, reduced quality of life, and falls. A study in the May issue of JAMDA details how identifiable factors—such as use of a walking aid and/or depressive...
May 21, 2020
Fear of falling (FoF) is common in older adults and may lead to physical decline, disability, reduced quality of life, and falls. A study in the May issue of JAMDA details how identifiable factors—such as use of a walking aid and/or depressive...
May 20, 2020
Without the funds and the resources needed to meet COVID-19 testing recommendations, the federal government’s guidance on reopening nursing homes could create more confusion for skilled nursing facilities — and more challenges on top of the...
May 20, 2020
The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is urging eldercare facility operators and health officials to jointly address the clinical complexities of facility-wide COVID-19 testing before implementing state testing mandates. In a policy...
May 19, 2020
Federal health regulators released guidelines for reopening nursing homes in the U.S., proposing steps that eventually could allow visitors to return to facilities that have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. The recommendations from the...
May 19, 2020
The coronavirus crisis could lead to “financial turmoil” for many nursing home and senior living operators thanks to a combination of higher costs — for things like supplies and increased pay for workers — and the inability to create additional...