As closures kill community nursing homes, a new study confirms distance drives down needed visits
Jul 08, 2022
COVID-era research has shown family visitation can improve the overall well-being of residents, but a new study confirms far-away placement can negatively affect visit frequency.
California nursing home visitors must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination
Aug 12, 2021
The state is requiring that all indoor visitors to skilled nursing facilities and other healthcare settings prove full vaccination or negative SARS-CoV-2 test results. Facility operators must have a plan...
Nursing home COVID deaths level off, likely due to visits, unvaccinated staff, AARP reports
Jun 14, 2021
The virus remains a threat, with more than 10,000 residents and staff members contracting the disease and 800 dying from it each month in federally certified facilities, according to a new analysis of...
AMDA urges safe, thoughtful approach in new reopening guidance
Mar 02, 2021
A return to ‘normal,’ will not be immediate, says Executive Director Christopher Laxton in announcing new, proposed visitation guidelines.
Time to allow visits: Vaccine success supports reopening in long-term care, advocates say
Feb 26, 2021
State and federal officials are being urged to ease visitation restrictions as COVID-19 vaccinations continue and cases fall among residents.
Operators taking unprecedented steps to keep coronavirus in check
Mar 12, 2020
“We’re taking bold steps to do whatever we can to keep coronavirus from getting into our buildings,” says AHCA President and CEO Mark Parkinson.
Sentenced to a nursing home
Apr 29, 2014
Here’s an innovative new way, and maybe the only one you haven’t already tried, to make sure more people visit your lonely nursing home residents. Sentence them to do it.