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Can artificial intelligence help fulfill our ethical obligation to long-term care residents?

Nursing homes and long-term care (LTC) facilities throughout the country have reported significant clusters of SARS-CoV-2 infection, often with high associated mortality among the residents infected.  The recent COVID-19 outbreak has raised questions about the need for improved infectious disease prevention measures, earlier infection detection and coordinated management of infectious diseases in nursing homes and…

Let’s celebrate Mental Health Month and Nurses Month

Mental Health Month and National Nurses Month are coinciding this May, and at a very appropriate time. Nurses and other healthcare workers are making enormous sacrifices during the COVID-19 pandemic, including their mental health. Encounter Telepsychiatry, a division of Encounter Telehealth LLC, partners with senior care facilities across the country. We have seen, firsthand, the…

Mark Evin

Amid the COVID crisis, refuse to accept trade-offs

It takes a certain caliber of leadership to prevent a crisis from turning into a stack of dominoes. While you focus on containing the spread of COVID-19 in your communities, consider how to mitigate the downstream effects of patients being forced into social isolation. Skilled nursing and long-term acute care facilities are now following the…

Russ DePriest

Combating nurse burnout with predictive analytics

Florence Nightingale is an inspiration to all generations of nurses. She introduced new standards for training and creating hygiene guidelines that helped institute modern infection control. She was a social reformer, the first woman to be nominated to the Royal Statistical Society and a prolific writer.  A leader and an innovator in many ways, she…

At the crossroads: Legal considerations where government investigations overlap with tort risk in long-term care

Note: See full list of authors below story. In roughly the seventh week after a majority of states and the federal government issued emergency declarations or “lock down” executive orders, the true impact of COVID-19 is only beginning to be fully transparent. In long-term care facilities, such as skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and assisted living…

Protecting privacy in the midst of COVID-19

The nation’s nursing facilities, assisted-living facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities and home care providers — and their long-term care (LTC) workforces — are at the forefront of the COVID-19 crisis. Caring for those at highest risk of contracting COVID-19 and experiencing severe cases, LTC providers are faced with overwhelming challenges and difficult decisions. They must protect…

Mattresses: cost-effective solutions to manage COVID-19 infection control

Infection control is a top priority while facing the COVID-19 virus. With strict cleaning and disinfecting protocols set in place, facilities’ staff are fearful and wondering, “Am I using the appropriate methods and products?” One area causing increased anxiety is mattresses. Why would a mattress, a place of rest and comfort, be concerning? Serious issues…

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