Newsroom

Filter By
July 16, 2020
In calling for a complete overhaul of the way the government and society view long-term and post-acute care, a prominent group of geriatricians argued that the fractured response to COVID-19 in nursing homes may have caused more harm than good in...
July 15, 2020
One day after the federal government announced an ambitious plan to send point-of-care testing units for COVID-19 to all of the nation’s more than 15,000 nursing homes, leaders in the space expressed cautious optimism — while often emphasizing that...
July 10, 2020
Elder care homes across the US have been hard-hit by the virus - though the true extent of the severity remains unclear, months in. One thing is certain, however - Covid-19 has yet again highlighted long-standing flaws in America's health system...
July 9, 2020
JULY 2020 Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD The COVID-19 pandemic has been a nightmare for everyone associated with nursing facilities, with the most severe devastation landing on their residents. Outbreaks have wiped out a large swath of these precious,...
July 6, 2020
The first national organization to officially endorse the adoption of a national Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form has emerged. AMDA — The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine announced Thursday that its board...
July 6, 2020
A nationally recognizable Physician’s Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment form would give seriously ill or frail seniors the ability to communicate treatment preferences across care settings, according to the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term...
June 29, 2020
WASHINGTON — The outbreak of COVID-19 has in many ways been the ultimate test for David Nace, who has dedicated his academic research and professional career to protecting residents in long-term care facilities from infection. © Provided by...
June 23, 2020
Older adults are among the most vulnerable populations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, accounting for eight out of 10 deaths from the virus in the United States, according to the CDC. Nursing homes, in particular, have experienced a high burden...
June 16, 2020
Testing a nursing home resident for COVID-19 more than once in a 24-hour period is not being encouraged by the federal government under updated guidance. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over the weekend released consolidated...
June 9, 2020
On June 3, my nursing home reached a milestone: Our last known COVID-19 patient was released from quarantine, marking, we hope, the end of the crisis that overtook us in March. But we aren’t celebrating. The state Department of Health soon arrived...