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March 6, 2020
The U.S. Senate approved $8.3 billion in emergency funding on Thursday in response to COVID-19, more commonly known as the coronavirus. At least 11 deaths have now been tied to the virus in the United States, with California officially declaring a...
March 5, 2020
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March 4, 2020
Seattle, Washington - At the centre of the spread of the novel coronavirus in the United States is a nursing home in Washington state where several people have died after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Four ambulances rushed to the Life Care Center...
March 3, 2020
With the skilled nursing world on high alert following news of a novel Coronavirus 2019 outbreak in an eldercare facility, industry medical groups have released updated guidance for preparation and containment. In a new release, The Society for Post...
March 2, 2020
The first reported possible outbreak of COVID-19 (a coronavirus) in a long-term care facility, and the first reported case of COVID-19 in a healthcare worker — a caregiver in that facility, were announced by the Centers for Disease Control and...
March 2, 2020
A skilled nursing facility in the state of Washington became the first U.S. site of a coronavirus outbreak, officials announced Saturday. By Sunday, there were reports of one dead resident and four others hospitalized due to the virus, which has...
March 2, 2020
As the world faces the coronavirus threat, public health officials and experts are working to help stop its spread and protect the public. While experts are learning more about how the disease can affect the public, there is one certainty: The older...
March 1, 2020
An outbreak of coronavirus disease in a nursing home near Seattle is prompting urgent calls for precautionary tactics at America’s elder care facilities, where residents are at heightened risk of serious complications from the illness because of the...
February 28, 2020
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine is closely monitoring the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak and today released guidance for PALTC facilities. It includes the following recommendations: Given the rare...
February 18, 2020
Antipsychotic deprescribing with an innovative strategy has proven successful, according to an article in the February issue of JAMDA. The Optimizing Practices, Use, Care and Services—Antipsychotics (OPUS-AP) strategy aimed to improve the well-being...