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March 30, 2020
When a crisis hits, besides shedding light on the system gaps, it also highlights the strengths of a community. The stresses of the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) have clearly highlighted the many positive attributes of the post-acute and...
March 30, 2020
When a crisis hits, besides shedding light on the system gaps, it also highlights the strengths of a community. The stresses of the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) have clearly highlighted the many positive attributes of the post-acute and...
March 29, 2020
Massachusetts is asking some nursing homes to evacuate their elderly residents so the facilities can treat coronavirus patients, the newest effort to find places to treat the infected as their surging numbers begin overwhelming hospitals. One...
March 25, 2020
A Philadelphia nursing home said Tuesday that 11 of its residents and a contract employee have tested positive for the new coronavirus since March 19. Three residents and two staff members of a nursing home in Mount Laurel have also tested positive...
March 24, 2020
As both the chief medical officer for Signature HealthCARE and president of AMDA, the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, Dr. Arif Nazir has a micro- and macro-level view on how skilled nursing facilities are fighting the coronavirus...
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...