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JAMDA
May 31, 2020

To evaluate the impact of a multicenter intervention to reduce potentially inappropriate antipsychotic use in Canadian nursing homes at the individual and facility levels.

Weekly Roundup
May 31, 2020

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JAMDA
May 29, 2020

This point-prevalence investigation of all residents at a single nursing home found a 54% infection rate in this reportedly asymptomatic population. Prior to testing no confirmed or suspected cases had been reported.

Spotlight
May 28, 2020

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At a time when practitioners and care teams are stressed and overburdened, a tool that helps facilitate effective communication and decision-making is both valuable and welcome. Urinary Tract Infections in the Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Settings, a new...

Policy Snapshot
May 28, 2020

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is announcing it has begun distributing billions in additional relief funds to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) to help them combat the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nursing homes play a pivotal role in providing skilled care to our nation’s vulnerable seniors. During this pandemic, nursing homes have faced unique challenges as their population of high-risk seniors are more vulnerable to respiratory pathogens like COVID-19. This funding, which supplements previously announced ...

Policy Snapshot
May 28, 2020

The Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act would reallocate visas previously authorized by Congress that have not currently been used. Of these, 15,000 visas would be reallocated for foreign-born physicians and 25,000 visas for foreign-born nurses. While meeting the demands posed by the current public health crisis, the legislation would ensure durable immigration status for this vital workforce.

These visas would be drawn from a pool that Congress had previously authorized but that have since gone unused. Country caps would not apply to these visas and they would be issued in order...

JAMDA
May 26, 2020

Nursing home (NH) residents are often undernourished and physically inactive, which contributes to sarcopenia and frailty. The Older Person's Exercise and Nutrition Study aimed to investigate the effects of sit-to-stand exercises (STS) integrated into daily care, combined with a protein-rich oral nutritional supplement (ONS), on physical function, nutritional status, body composition, health-related quality of life, and resource use.

JAMDA
May 25, 2020

This study shows the possible use of bedside chest ultrasonography as a screening tool for COVID-19 pneumonia in nursing home residents, for early detection of outbreaks and adequate management.