White House message on COVID-19 bivalent booster: ‘Don’t wait’
Dec 12, 2022
Getting the updated bivalent COVID-19 booster is the single most important thing that older adults can do to protect their health, COVID-19 Response Coordinator Ashish Jha, MD, MPH, said during a White...
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Nov 23, 2022
Nursing home staffing emergencies cost Massachusetts taxpayers $82 million … Senate Finance Committee Chairmen comment on HHS OIG report on nursing home psychotropics … AARP releases latest Public...
With surveys down to 4% of facilities in parts of New York, AARP report calls for quadrupling state ombudsman...
Nov 14, 2022
Nursing home operators in New York are facing a new wave of public scrutiny after an AARP report noted that 96% of New York City nursing homes and adult care facilities received no visits from the state’s...
‘Understaffing’ alleged in nursing home class action suit doubling as notice to industry
Sep 29, 2022
A class action lawsuit filed Monday is seeking a court order to stop regional provider Alden Management Services from what plaintiffs call “an ongoing practice of profiting from systematically and knowingly...
AARP: Nursing home residents in West bearing brunt of COVID infection uptick
Aug 22, 2022
Nursing home deaths and cases continued to rise in July for the third consecutive month, according to the latest analysis of federal data. Weekly upticks hint that the increases have not yet peaked.
1 million LTC staff unboosted as COVID cases tick up, AARP analysis shows
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May 16, 2022
Despite steady gains in nursing home booster vaccinations, many staff and a third of residents nationwide have yet to receive a shot, federal data reveal.
Drop in COVID deaths at nursing homes still not enough for resident advocates
Apr 15, 2022
Despite nursing homes a drop in COVID deaths and cases, a leading resident advocacy group said the progress providers have made is still not enough. Leaders argued more can be done to lower the numbers.
Providers face increased pressure to require booster shots for all
Jan 24, 2022
The pressure is mounting on nursing home operators to require residents and staff to receive COVID-19 booster shots.
AARP calls on nursing homes to require COVID-19 boosters for residents, staff
Jan 21, 2022
COVID-19 infections are at an all-time high among residents and staff and resident death rates are rising. Now is the time to “get shots in arms,” AARP leaders urged operators.
HHS to LTC operators: Step up your booster clinic timelines before year ends
Dec 22, 2021
Long-term care operators should speed up plans to help residents boost their immunity before an expected COVID-19 surge hits, a federal official told virtual town hall attendees Tuesday.