NIH: Home Test to Treat program to go national, cover COVID-19 and flu
Dec 07, 2023
The National Institutes of Health disclosed on Wednesday that the federal government has expanded its COVID-19 Home Test to Treat program nationally. The program began as a pilot in select locations earlier...
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Nov. 22
Nov 22, 2023
FDA: Don’t use Cardinal’s syringes … Study: Chlorine disinfectant doesn’t work … What’s new in COPD treatments … More free COVID-19 tests coming in US … Flu shots lower heart attack risk,...
These practical, effective strategies will protect your LTC residents against rising COVID-19 threats
Buffy Lloyd-Krejci, DrPH, CIC
Nov 09, 2023
This fall, flu isn’t the only communicable, infectious disease that long-term care facilities are worried about. COVID-19 — now endemic in our population — is also a looming threat, with all signs...
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...
FDA greenlights first home COVID test with traditional premarket review
Jun 07, 2023
The Cue COVID-19 Molecular Test is the first at-home COVID-19 test to be granted marketing authorization outside of emergency use authorities, representing a new era of consumer access to diagnostic tests,...
Study: Shift to home COVID tests leads to vast undercount of cases
Jan 30, 2023
Home testing may have begun to interfere with the ability to accurately track COVID-19 case counts and positivity rates, investigators report.
New COVID cases fall by 24 percent; full pandemic count misses 268,000 deaths
Jan 25, 2023
Infection metrics are down overall. But aging services providers should remain on guard, as older adults account for a rising percentage of hospitalizations, officials say.
Free COVID tests now available to all aging services providers
Jan 09, 2023
Nursing homes and other aging services providers across the US can now access free COVID-19 test kits through an expanded partnership between the Department of Health and Human Services and LeadingAge.
Senior care association opens free COVID test kit program to all providers
Jan 09, 2023
Industry advocate LeadingAge is now offering free test kits to long-term care providers in all care settings and communities.
Nursing homes find visitor COVID-19 testing back in play
Dec 22, 2022
Health officials in at least one major US city are once again asking nursing home visitors to take COVID tests before entering, as community transmission there has ticked dangerously high this month.