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More than 75% of long-term residents are incontinent, as well as nearly half (46%) of short-term residents, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
Long-term care facilities approach 80% worker flu vaccination rate after handing power to regional pharmacy, AHQR reportsApril 18, 2014
Fourteen long-term care facilities in Pennsylvania dramatically increased their staff flu vaccination rate by having a regional pharmacy take over the process, according to a report issued Thursday by the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHQR).
Negligent care resulted in a dramatic outbreak of hepatitis C at an HCR ManorCare nursing home in North Dakota last year, residents allege in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.
Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention singled out long-term care professionals in a recent influenza vaccination briefing, calling on them to be vaccinated and urging family members of residents to question workers' vaccination status.
Nursing home workers were worst among similar employee groups in geting a flu vaccine last season, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials. The agency handed out a "report card" in late September.
Clinical tests indicate that a potential norovirus vaccine is highly effective in reducing symptoms of the infection, researchers have announced.
Many employee groups achieved significant increases in flu vaccination rates last season, but nursing home workers weren't among them, according to federal officials who handed out a "report card" on Thursday.
GlaxoSmithKline said it has received Food and Drug Administration approval to start shipping the 2013-2014 influenza virus vaccine to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention distribution centers and healthcare providers.
Requiring flu shots is not a primary reason for employees quitting, an analysis finds. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends all healthcare employees receive the annual flu vaccine, facilities vary on whether to make it mandatory.
This season's influenza vaccine was largely ineffective for seniors, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention numbers released Thursday.
The contentious issue of whether healthcare workers should be required to be vaccinated against the flu gained new ferocity in January. Deaths caused by influenza hit 7.3% the first week of the month, triggering an automatic "epidemic" designation from health officials.
Long-term care facilities are seeing the worst of a nationwide outbreak of a potentially dangerous new strain of norovirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.
Older adults suffering from arthritis should be screened for anxiety, a new study recommends.
In 2009, the average life expectancy of a baby born in the U.S. climbed to 78.2 years, according to the new National Vital Statistics Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At the same time, the death rate fell to an all-time low.
Approximately 42% of U.S. hospices are offering alternative therapies such as massages or pet therapy, which are considered "complementary and alternative" therapies that don't fall under the rubric of standard care.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday released its recommendations regarding who should receive vaccines against the H1N1 virus. Seniors didn't make the top of the list--but officials had a good reason why.
The world, with the United States leading the way, has seen a dramatic increase in the number of swine flu cases since Friday, the World Health Organization said Monday.