For the first time, vaccines are available for all 3 viruses targeting older adults
Sep 20, 2023
COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus cases are increasing, and the height of influenza season is on the horizon, but older adults and long-term care staff members are entering the first virus season...
COVID-19 death rates surpass that of flu in hospitalized older adults
Aug 15, 2023
Older adults who are in the hospital with COVID-19 die at double the rate compared to people who are hospitalized for flu complications, a new study published recently in The BMJ shows.
State high court keeps provider COVID immunity in play but further defines scope
Aug 14, 2023
Connecticut’s highest court has offered a mixed ruling for a nursing home that sought dismissal of a wrongful death suit under a state provision limiting COVID-era liability.
Study’s amazing discovery: COVID-19 was not very good for long-term care
Aug 05, 2023
Mama used to say the only good thing about being sick is that you’ll feel better later — if you live.
This COVID-19 vaccine linked to lower risk for clotting, blockages
Aug 04, 2023
A study that put both COVID-19 shots to the test to see which was better for older adults found that the Moderna vaccine was superior.
Healthcare worker location affects COVID-19 risk
Aug 04, 2023
Where healthcare workers live, as well as other social factors, plays a role in whether they get COVID-19, a new study finds.
Nursing homes’ concern: Uptick in COVID cases could turn into late-summer wave
Jessica R. Towhey
Aug 01, 2023
Experts are seeing a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, signaling a late-summer jump that could hit nursing homes harder than the general population.
Are we done with COVID? Is COVID done with us?
Jean Wendland Porter
Jul 25, 2023
At last. I haven’t worn a mask in public in months, I’m starting to see friends again, I’m eating in restaurants again, and my new normal is the old normal. Life is good. There’s some hesitation...
This year’s new tripledemic: COVID-19, flu and RSV
Jul 25, 2023
It’s going to be a pretty busy cold, flu and respiratory syncytial virus season, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. COVID-19 is on the rise now, a year after the country...
Lab owner bilked Medicare of $7 million in nursing home COVID scheme, feds say
Jul 21, 2023
A laboratory owner preyed on nursing home clients to bilk Medicare out of at least $7 million in claims for early COVID-era tests that were unnecessary and, in some cases, never performed, the government...