SNFs kept up ‘remarkable’ level of rehab during pandemic, Harvard study finds
Mar 06, 2023
Despite caring for a sicker patient population and higher staff turnover, skilled nursing facilities provided post-acute rehabilitation services with only a modest decline in intensity, investigators say.
With REIT ownership of SNFs at 12%, experts question compatibility of business and healthcare goals
May 17, 2022
Last year, real estate investment trusts owned an estimated 12% of all skilled nursing facilities, a level that Harvard researchers say should push policymakers to “ensure that the REIT business model...
Reach for N95s when community COVID rates spike, Harvard scientists urge healthcare workers
Jun 16, 2021
The CDC has relaxed rules for wearing respirators in healthcare settings, but a team of Harvard doctors is encouraging workers to keep an eye on local COVID-19 rates. The superior fit and filtration of...
Keeping workers will be biggest struggle for nursing homes as pandemic persists, national policy expert...
Sep 30, 2020
Workforce challenges that have plagued long-term care operators during the coronavirus pandemic will get worse as the crisis further progresses this year, one of the nation’s top health policy analysts...
Quit treating pandemic’s toll on nursing homes like a ‘bad apples’ problem, expert...
Jun 14, 2020
It’s time for the federal government to “own” the problem of containing COVID-19 by paying for and arranging testing across nursing facilities, long-term care policy expert David Grabowski...
Gene therapy improves or reverses age-related disease in mice
Nov 05, 2019
Three longevity-associated genes dramatically improved or completely reversed multiple age-related diseases in mice, researchers have found.
More action needed on adverse events in nursing homes, outpatient settings, expert tells Senators
Jul 18, 2014
Nursing homes and other non-hospital providers largely have been overlooked in efforts to improve patient safety, and this needs to change, an expert told a Senate panel Thursday. Today, “little...
New contact lens can deliver glaucoma medication for a month
Dec 10, 2013
A contact lens that can deliver glaucoma medication may signal a new era for treatment of the eye disease. Researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology, Boston...
Intranasal insulin improves cognitive function for type 2 diabetics
Nov 20, 2013
Older adults with diabetes who took insulin through their nose showed cognitive improvement, a small pilot study finds.
Palliative care can reduce emergency room visits, study finds
Dec 11, 2012
Palliative care reduces the number of visits seniors in long-term care settings make to emergency rooms, a new study finds.