Providers’ best chances in federal budget talks lie with funding for infection prevention, staffing:...
James M. Berklan
Oct 13, 2021
OXON HILL, MD — Long-term care interests are clearly down the priority line in federal budget negotiators, one of the industry’s top lobbyists noted Tuesday, but several key topics also have earned...
C. diff may sneak in on soles of shoes, sampling study shows
Oct 08, 2021
Community exposure to the superbug Clostridiodes difficile may be more common than previously thought, with a surprising amount of spores carried on the soles of shoes, researchers say.
‘Exceedingly difficult’ to control COVID inside facilities when virus rages outside, LTC experts...
Sep 22, 2021
Long-term care operators located in areas of high COVID-19 prevalence are hamstrung when it comes to keeping SARS-CoV-2 infections from infiltrating their facilities, the country’s top long-term care...
Feds must collaborate — not punish — providers under new $500 million investment plan
Sep 21, 2021
Providers hope the federal government and states are willing to work with them, instead of punishing them, under a new $500 million infection control initiative aimed at helping facilities battle COVID-19...
Learn how to combat Candida auris during Oct. 7 webinar
Sep 20, 2021
Candida auris may be one of the scariest, least-understood drug-resistant threats to nursing homes, but that doesn’t mean providers are helpless.
CDC to fund LTC infection control strike teams nationwide starting in October
Sep 20, 2021
The initiative will allow states and other U.S. jurisdictions to “staff, train and deploy” strike teams to help long-term care operations with known or suspected COVID-19 infections, CDC says.
CDC issues new COVID infection prevention and control guidance for nursing homes
Sep 15, 2021
A CDC Project Firstline webinar will answer clinicians’ questions on the updates, which include alternative approaches to outbreak response;
expanded screening test recommendations for healthcare...
Rapid intervention can contain multidrug-resistant candida auris
Sep 07, 2021
Enhanced laboratory surveillance identified Candida auris in postacute care facilities in Orange County, California in 2019
Increases in non-COVID infections ‘wipe out’ decade of progress
Sep 03, 2021
The CDC’s new report of a spike in healthcare associated infections is alarming, says the nation’s leading infection control group. One bright spot for nursing homes: CDC found no increase in Clostridium...
Pfizer, Merck start testing COVID prevention pills in late-stage trials
Sep 02, 2021
The drugs, each given orally as a pill, would provide an unprecedented COVID-19 preventive medication option if brought to market.