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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...
April 29, 2020
A newly-developed heat map of coronavirus cases in U.S. nursing homes and assisted living facilities will help to prioritize much-needed personal protective equipment and testing supplies for hard-hit providers. Its creation was announced the same...
April 29, 2020
As Florida prepares to reopen its economy, the state’s nursing homes and assisted-living facilities are facing challenges in conducting the widespread testing needed to find and isolate hidden carriers of the disease that can cause deadly outbreaks...
April 29, 2020
Alexandria, VA and Columbia, MD — ASCP, a membership association that represents pharmacists, health care professionals, and students serving the unique medication needs of older adults, and AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (...
April 29, 2020
Two associations behind a new “heat map” that visually conveys the prevalence of COVID-19 within assisted living communities and nursing homes across the country say it should help providers make the case for more personal protective equipment,...
April 27, 2020
This is the fourth story in a series by MedPage Today examining the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations. Past stories reported on the homeless , immigrants in detention , and the undocumented . Staff members at the Canterbury Rehabilitation...
April 22, 2020
Residents of post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) facilities with same-day physician access experienced lower hospitalization and emergency department (ED) visit rates than those with longer wait times, according to a study published in the April...
April 20, 2020
Two clinical teams have been named 2020 Choosing Wisely ® Champions by AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. The award honors individual clinicians and teams of clinicians who have gone above and beyond to make significant...
April 20, 2020
In some parts of the U.S., the desperate need to slow the spread of the coronavirus is coming into conflict with the scramble to find more hospital beds. Nursing homes have been the sites of some of the earliest — and deadliest — outbreaks of COVID-...