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March 16, 2020
Amid the uncertainty swirling around the coronavirus pandemic stands one incontrovertible fact: The highest rate of fatalities is among older people, particularly those with underlying medical conditions. Of the confirmed cases in China to date,...
March 16, 2020
MIAMI (AP) — From Miami to Seattle, nursing homes and other facilities for the elderly are stockpiling masks and thermometers, preparing for staff shortages and screening visitors to protect a particularly vulnerable population from the coronavirus...
March 12, 2020
(CNN) The novel coronavirus can infect anyone, but it's older adults — ages 60 and up — who are more likely to get seriously sick from it. Some tips are applicable to every generation, but there are specific precautions older adults should take to...
March 12, 2020
As the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on Wednesday, citing 118,000 cases and 4,291 deaths in 114 countries, several states have imposed new rules on assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities to prevent or...
March 11, 2020
On Thursday, the Senate approved a bill that will provide $8.3 billion in emergency funds to help mitigate the effects of COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus. Apart from funding, the bill made major changes to telehealth statutes, possibly...
March 10, 2020
On Thursday, the Senate approved a bill that will provide $8.3 billion in emergency funds to help mitigate the effects of COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus. Apart from funding, the bill made major changes to telehealth statutes, possibly...
March 10, 2020
One way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is by restricting access of potentially sick people to vulnerable populations. That means people showing symptoms of the flu or the common cold should refrain from making trips to nursing homes or visiting...
March 10, 2020
Due to the ongoing spread of coronavirus, UPMC is asking people not to visit the health network’s long-term care or skilled-nursing facilities if they are ill or have cold symptoms, even if these symptoms are relatively minor. “This will help avoid...
March 9, 2020
By national standards, the nursing home at the center of the U.S. outbreak of a new coronavirus ranked far better than most. Life Care Center of Kirkland earned five stars from a federal regulator, which means it is “much above average” in measures...
March 9, 2020
Children and people living in long-term care or skilled nursing facilities are groups with unique needs during the COVID-19 epidemic. UPMC experts today briefed media on how the health system is prepared to provide the best possible care to these...