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May 20, 2020
The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is urging eldercare facility operators and health officials to jointly address the clinical complexities of facility-wide COVID-19 testing before implementing state testing mandates. In a policy...
May 19, 2020
Federal health regulators released guidelines for reopening nursing homes in the U.S., proposing steps that eventually could allow visitors to return to facilities that have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. The recommendations from the...
May 19, 2020
The coronavirus crisis could lead to “financial turmoil” for many nursing home and senior living operators thanks to a combination of higher costs — for things like supplies and increased pay for workers — and the inability to create additional...
May 19, 2020
Associations representing assisted living operators are calling attention to the fact that in some states, assisted living communities are being left out of testing and data initiatives. At the national level, AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and...
May 18, 2020
As more states are now mandating that assisted living facilities test either residents, staff or both for Covid-19, providers that have been asking for widespread testing for weeks are now faced with logistical challenges and unanswered questions...
May 14, 2020
In late March, Dottie Hickey got a call from Luxor Nursing & Rehabilitation at Mills Pond, the nursing home where her sister lived. The 79-year-old was being moved to make space for incoming hospital patients recovering from coronavirus. Ms...
May 13, 2020
Tackling COVID-19 in assisted living communities presents its own set of challenges compared with other long-term care settings, noted researchers offering guidance in battling the disease in an article in the May issue of JAMDA, The Journal of Post...
May 11, 2020
Brenda Flock and Susan Ellis don’t know each other, but the two women, both 62, have been in the same level of coronavirus purgatory since early March. That’s when the senior facilities where their loved ones live stopped allowing visitors. Flock’s...
May 7, 2020
When his ailing mother came down with a sore throat and tested positive for the coronavirus, Eric Russell had her transferred from her nursing home in Chicago to a new nursing home in Park Forest. At 77, Claudette Russell has multiple sclerosis and...
May 7, 2020
As states begin to ease coronavirus lockdown rules, the decision to reopen individual eldercare facilities should rest entirely with the clinicians who provide direct resident care, says the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. In a...