Stable use of antipsychotics in long-term care during pandemic ‘reassuring’: study
Mar 07, 2022
The use of antipsychotics and pain medications in assisted living and nursing home residents was relatively unchanged early in the pandemic. New residents were more likely to get certain drugs, however.
Prescribing patterns in nursing homes may impact that of assisted living neighbors, study finds
Sep 14, 2021
Antipsychotic and anti-anxiety prescribing in nursing homes may have an effect on prescribing in local and affiliated assisted living communities, investigators have found.
National survey tells story of COVID in assisted living
Aug 19, 2021
New industry data from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics details how COVID-19 affected assisted living communities across the country during the height of the pandemic.
COVID mortality for assisted living residents merits attention, new data suggest
Jun 15, 2021
Assisted living residents had 17% higher rates of overall mortality in 2020 compared with the year prior, CMS data show. That’s in line with the experience of nursing homes, and is likely an underestimate,...
Bamlanivimab cuts risk of COVID in nursing homes and assisted living, study finds
Jun 08, 2021
The investigation was conducted before the FDA revoked emergency use of the drug — a monoclonal antibody — due to the impact of genetic variants on efficacy. But it still can be used in combination...
Rural assisted living residents with dementia half as likely to take cognition enhancing meds
Feb 03, 2021
A new study in Oregon assisted living and residential care communities sheds light on medication trends in these settings, including a notable quirk in rural care.
Minorities bear brunt of COVID in assisted living and nursing homes, new studies find
Sep 22, 2020
Investigators fault a long-standing pattern of segregation and disparities in nursing homes and a lack of oversight and financial challenges in assisted living for the problem.
Prepare now for coronavirus, association warns
Feb 26, 2020
LeadingAge has released new recommendations and resources to help eldercare communities prepare for a possible outbreak.
The clock is ticking: Last week to enter McKnight’s Tech Awards
Jul 07, 2014
Long-term care providers that have used technology to achieve eldercare excellence still have a chance to earn well-deserved recognition — but only for a few more days. The submission period for the...
Alzheimer’s taskforce plan now includes mention of assisted living services
Feb 29, 2012
Intensive lobbying paid off for assisted living groups vying for inclusion in the national Alzheimer’s taskforce plan. The most recent taskforce plan includes assisted living in its strategy to assess...