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Joshua Sharfstein, M.D., vice dean for public health practice and community engagement at Johns Hopkins University, has a message for older adults who have received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine: There is no reason to worry.
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Amid the temporary halt in the long-term care industry’s use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, new research suggests that a single dose of the Pfizer vaccine may provide sufficient immunity to nursing home residents in whom the virus previously was diagnosed.
University of Michigan researchers have found relatively minimal changes in central nervous system-active medication use among Michigan nursing home residents with dementia following the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a finding that may be explained in part by regulatory pressures to reduce antipsychotic prescribing in U.S. skilled nursing facilities. With the disruptions in daily routines…
Earlier this year, researchers found that most nursing home residents are open to a deprescribing plan, particularly if it is proposed by their physician. Now, a new study suggests that how physicians phrase the discussion matters as well.
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A 200-bed nursing home in Chicago was the recipient of an enhanced clinical management approach that contributed to relatively low mortality rates during an outbreak among high-risk residents, the doctors say. The new process is meant to be adopted by other facilities.
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Long-term care pharmacies and clinicians have temporarily paused their use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID vaccine following recommendations from health officials. Guidance is needed quickly in order to keep residents safe, they say.
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Nursing home residents with severe dementia had significant cognitive and physical skill improvement after training regularly with fitness software that increased motivation, researchers say.
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COVID-19 vaccinations are essentially at a standstill in U.S. nursing homes and assisted living communities due to federal officials’ call today for a pause on the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Healthcare facilities should move away from decontaminating and reusing disposable masks now that U.S. respirator supply has recovered, the agency says.