Citing potential surge, nursing home leaders press for PHE extension
Nov 03, 2022
The American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living on Wednesday appealed to Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra to support the extension of the Public Health Emergency...
Providers urged to remember COVID-19 tactics as dangerous flu season looms
Oct 06, 2022
Influenza, once the respiratory scourge that nursing home residents and professionals feared the most each year before COVID-19 hit, should be back on providers’ radar in a big way, experts warn.
APIC expert urges mask-wearing in LTC, despite guidance switch
Oct 04, 2022
Despite a recent shift in CDC guidance, now is not the right time for long-term care providers to relax masking and other source control use, says infection preventionist Deb Burdsall of APIC.
APIC urges healthcare workers to continue masking despite CDC pullback
Oct 04, 2022
A major association for infection prevention professionals is strongly urging its members to continue masking in patient care areas even though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention loosened its...
Deadly Legionnaires’ outbreak at nursing home puts disease back in spotlight
Sep 16, 2022
Four deaths this summer at a Manhattan nursing home have put Legionnaire’s disease in the spotlight again.
Sick staff at work costs more than expected: study
Aug 25, 2022
A new study reveals how a single sick caregiver can easily infect residents and co-workers in a long-term care setting and drive up treatment costs by thousands of dollars.
CDC: Superbugs have spread beyond the long-term care setting
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Aug 02, 2022
An increase in community-associated multi-drug-resistant infections is troubling, investigators say.
APIC urges LTC industry to boost infection control capabilities with full-time, certified staff
Mar 09, 2022
With the lessons of the pandemic fresh in mind, now is the time for LTC administrators to commit to recruiting and training dedicated, on-site infection preventionists, experts say. Sources of federal...
Industry groups call for vaccine mandate for all healthcare workers, but would it work in long-term care?
Jul 14, 2021
Multiple national organizations have called on all healthcare facilities, including nursing homes and hospitals, to mandate the COVID-19 vaccines for all employees.
What exactly are we waiting to see? It’s time to act on mandates
Jul 14, 2021
As a coalition of long-term care medical and infectious disease experts Tuesday called on healthcare facilities to require COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment, I couldn’t help but think of...