After splitting staff costs, nursing home and hospital share a win
Aug 28, 2023
At the height of the pandemic, CareOne at Redstone was down 16 beds, an entire unit closed, as the facility, like so many others in the US, grappled with how to assign limited caregiving staff.
COVID-19 a bigger threat to seniors than pneumonia, real-world study finds
Feb 09, 2023
COVID-19 is much more deadly than bacterial or viral pneumonia, causing double the mortality rate in older, hospitalized adults, investigators say.
CDC: In-hospital mortality decreased during omicron; most deaths among seniors
Sep 20, 2022
There was a 15% drop in in-hospital mortality rates between the delta and omicron periods of the pandemic. Most of the deaths that did occur were in adults aged 65 years and older.
Hospital-treated infections tied to later dementia diagnoses
Sep 19, 2022
Older adults treated for acute infection in youth or middle age have a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease, a new study finds.
CDC: Deaths from antibiotic-resistant bacteria jumped 15% in 2020
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Jul 13, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has “pushed back years of progress” in combating antimicrobial resistance in the United States, the CDC reports.
High rates of resistant UTIs underscore need for new oral antibiotics, ED study finds
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Jun 30, 2022
Up to 50% of the UTIs diagnosed in patients admitted to the emergency department were resistant to at least one antibiotic.
Why more long-term care operators are being nudged upstream
Jun 12, 2022
There is continuing debate in long-term care about whether future success lies in upstream (increasingly healthcare focused) or downstream (increasingly service focused) services.
Hospital’s coronavirus containment success a model for other facilities, researchers say
Feb 09, 2022
A testing and mask protocol that rapidly stopped the spread of COVID-19 in two hospital units during the omicron surge may be a useful model for other facilities to emulate, researchers say.
Hospital surges tied to lower COVID-19 survival rates; cases rising mostly in the unvaccinated
Jul 09, 2021
Surges accounted for about 1 in every 4 U.S. COVID-19 hospital deaths through Oct. 2020, analysts say. This trend continued even as more effective treatments became available.
Valid dementia verdict? Nursing home and hospital diagnoses now better aligned, study finds
May 03, 2021
Medicare’s dementia claim measures appear to have become more sensitive in recent years, agreeing more closely with hospital-based measures overall and for certain populations than in the past, investigators...