Several months after the first outbreak in a nursing home near Seattle, we have finally gotten our arms around some indisputable facts regarding this virus,
Things not only could get worse for long-term care providers, there’s a good chance they will. Especially if Joe Biden is elected president in November.
Sometimes when the news is on an extended somber run, you just have to turn your attention to another subject entirely to maintain a sense of perspective and normalcy.
Unfortunately, much of what we’ve been fed about COVID-19 turns out to be ill-informed, self-serving, or just plain wrong.
The coronavirus pandemic has exposed many uncomfortable truths about serving seniors.
I recently returned from a week’s vacation to Northern Michigan, one of my favorite places. One issue in particular, however, troubled this trip.
Perhaps as never before, party affiliation is coloring policy matters. The debate on any issue these days seems to focus less about the merits of a response than which side holds it.
Carol Silver Elliott has the recipe for success in these trying times.
Mama always said that when all is said and done, more usually gets said than done.
I wish I could have been there recently when my coworker heard that I had started doing yoga.
It has been said before, but it bears repeating: Nursing home and other frontline healthcare workers are the ones most at the mercy of this awful coronavirus. And now we have the death lists to prove it.
Just like today’s politicians, most people seem to have already made up their minds about how they rate nursing homes.
If you’re tempted to bypass this blog because you want to start the weekend on a brighter note, I wouldn’t blame you. But then again, weekends are a central theme to what’s going to hurt so much more in the future. I’m afraid Monday’s announcement of possible future penalties for infection control deficiencies is going…
The coronavirus is the proverbial gift that keeps on giving — to nursing homes, in particular.
While we do not have Orange Walks in America, we do have a recurring phenomenon that victims are tiring of.
This week, the History Channel ran a three-part series on General Ulysses S. Grant. I became a fan of Grant recently after reading the autobiography “Grant” by Ron Chernow, author of other massive tomes on other major historical figures, such as Alexander Hamilton, on which the famous musical is based. It’s hard not to admire…
Nursing homes are bad, bad. Not like honorable hospitals. Let’s look at why so many people apparently think this way.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Monday issued new guidance on when nursing homes should be open to visitors. Among the criteria: testing of residents and staff to make sure COVID-19 is not present; and inspections for those facilities that have had outbreaks.
I’m all for putting politicians in charge of shaping policy. But I do sometimes wish they’d treat the honor with a bit more respect.
I’d be willing to bet Dr. Anthony Fauci’s poll numbers rank ahead of almost any other serious figure in the public eye. And why not? He is a man of science and says his principles guide him. It is not infrequent when he disagrees with his boss. Sometimes he keeps quiet about it, biting his…