Biden aims to have 100 million vaccines administered in his first 100 days. Meetings with manufacturers have bolstered confidence that supply will steadily increase, an advisory board member said.
Scientists are raising concerns that new genetic strains of SARS-CoV-2 will spark renewed outbreaks in the United States at a time when cases are already spiking.
Roughly two-thirds of long-term care organizations report that they have not increased move-in restrictions. Operators presumably are now more confident in infection prevention and creative, safe visitation protocols, observers say.
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The great prevalence of mild disease underscores the need for interventions that may slow decline or prevent progression in dementia, researchers contend.
The likelihood of experiencing cognitive changes, especially in learning and memory, appears to increase through the stages of menopause and beyond, even when age is taken into account, investigators say.
Older adults say that they are no worse off on some indicators of loneliness and overall mental health than they were five years ago, though general happiness has declined. Technology has been a coping mechanism, they say.
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With almost one million first COVID-19 inoculations completed in U.S. long-term care facilities, federal officials say they will ask the states to begin vaccinating all U.S. seniors and vulnerable younger adults.
Atria Senior Living and Juniper Communities say that mandating vaccinations is the responsible thing to do, and the quickest route to re-engaging with community life.
Hospitalized influenza patients who were given oseltamivir soon after diagnosis were less likely to be readmitted within 30 days and had shorter lengths of stay than their peers.
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Wednesday at midnight is the final deadline to nominate a worthy candidate for the 2021 McKnight’s Women of Distinction awards.
Participants who took donanemab for 76 weeks showed 32% slower decline in thinking and daily function compared with those in a placebo group.
Older people who report at least one fall are twice as likely to have another fall in the same year, and chronic conditions raise the risk even higher, a new review shows.
Residents at all 48 Spectrum Retirement Communities will have access to the Zibrio SmartScale, which measures physical balance and calculates falls risk.
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LTC providers can use a new set of pre-written social media messages and digital images to encourage staff and residents to learn more about COVID-19 vaccine safety and benefits.
The agency has alerted healthcare providers that it is monitoring approved SARS-CoV-2 molecular tests to ensure that new viral mutations do not alter their accuracy.