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March 15, 2021
A simple social calling model launched during the pandemic gave medical students real-life practice in geriatric assessment skills while providing socialization opportunities for residents of assisted living communities, according to an on-demand...
March 15, 2021
Healthcare leaders and policymakers must “reverse the narrative” around incompetent or neglectful nursing home staff and work collaboratively to ensure care teams meet regulatory requirements, according to the medical leader of a large skilled...
March 13, 2021
You can hug your vaccinated grandpa and stay to play cards with him at his nursing home, even if you haven't been vaccinated, according to new Covid-19 guidance for nursing homes from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The guidance goes...
March 2, 2021
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, is recommending a “measured, stepwise approach” to resuming visitation and group activities in post-acute and long-term care settings while acknowledging gaps in clinical knowledge about...
February 1, 2021
Nearly 570,000 residents and staff at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities have received their second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine through a federal partnership with CVS and Walgreens pharmacies, new federal data shows. But an estimated...
January 29, 2021
New York Attorney General Letitia James said in a report released Thursday that it was likely state health officials undercounted COVID-19 nursing home deaths by as much as 50 percent, bringing a controversial decision Governor Andrew Cuomo made...
January 29, 2021
Eli Lilly’s monoclonal antibody drug reduces the risk of contracting symptomatic COVID-19 among long-term care residents by up to 80%, according to new results from a phase 3 trial. Industry advocates are hailing the news. Eight weeks after...
December 9, 2020
A new toolkit created by industry clinicians aims to help long-term care operators directly address the questions staff members, residents and their families are asking about COVID-19 vaccines and getting vaccinated. The kit includes a PowerPoint...
December 3, 2020
Long-term care advocates are seeking relief from Congress after a new round of pay cuts to Medicare therapy reimbursement threatens to hamstring providers. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services disclosed this week that it has finalized...
November 12, 2020
The federal government’s decision to allow Medicare coverage of monoclonal antibody therapy for COVID-19 treatments could be extremely helpful for nursing homes care for symptomatic, positive residents, according to a top expert. The Centers for...