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March 23, 2020
On March 20th, the California Department of Public Health released the COVID-19 Health Care System Mitigation Playbook , which noted that COVID-19 patients should not be sent to long-term care facilities without consulting the local health...
March 19, 2020
They are among the most common ailments for those residing at post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) centers, yet diagnosing and managing urinary tract infections (UTIs) remains a challenging prospect for caregivers at these facilities. In an effort...
March 16, 2020
Amid the uncertainty swirling around the coronavirus pandemic stands one incontrovertible fact: The highest rate of fatalities is among older people, particularly those with underlying medical conditions. Of the confirmed cases in China to date,...
March 16, 2020
MIAMI (AP) — From Miami to Seattle, nursing homes and other facilities for the elderly are stockpiling masks and thermometers, preparing for staff shortages and screening visitors to protect a particularly vulnerable population from the coronavirus...
March 12, 2020
As the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on Wednesday, citing 118,000 cases and 4,291 deaths in 114 countries, several states have imposed new rules on assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities to prevent or...
March 12, 2020
(CNN) The novel coronavirus can infect anyone, but it's older adults — ages 60 and up — who are more likely to get seriously sick from it. Some tips are applicable to every generation, but there are specific precautions older adults should take to...
March 11, 2020
On Thursday, the Senate approved a bill that will provide $8.3 billion in emergency funds to help mitigate the effects of COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus. Apart from funding, the bill made major changes to telehealth statutes, possibly...
March 10, 2020
Due to the ongoing spread of coronavirus, UPMC is asking people not to visit the health network’s long-term care or skilled-nursing facilities if they are ill or have cold symptoms, even if these symptoms are relatively minor. “This will help avoid...
March 10, 2020
On Thursday, the Senate approved a bill that will provide $8.3 billion in emergency funds to help mitigate the effects of COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus. Apart from funding, the bill made major changes to telehealth statutes, possibly...
March 10, 2020
One way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is by restricting access of potentially sick people to vulnerable populations. That means people showing symptoms of the flu or the common cold should refrain from making trips to nursing homes or visiting...