Who most fears falling? Older women who live alone, study reveals
Apr 06, 2022
Clinical factors such as hypertension and stroke were also linked to distress about potential falls in 70% of the surveyed study participants.
Pandemic safety measures raised seniors’ risk for depression, anxiety, analysts say
Apr 05, 2022
Older adults who stayed at home and practiced social distancing during the pandemic were more likely to experience mental health problems, including twice the risk of depressive symptoms, a new study finds.
Negative COVID-19 test may be required after isolation among asymptomatic
Jan 03, 2022
CDC is considering adding extra safeguard after getting some ‘pushback’ on its Dec. 27 guidance that shortened isolation times
Residents without family contact were more likely to die during early pandemic: study
Dec 21, 2021
Nursing home residents who had no contact with family or friends during the COVID-19 pandemic were more likely to die than counterparts who had regular contact with loved ones, according to a new study...
Vaccinated seniors report more pandemic fears, isolation than unvaccinated peers, poll finds
Oct 04, 2021
Vaccinated Americans aged 50 years and older are more worried about infection, more likely to practice social distancing, and more likely to describe their mental health as worse, say researchers at the...
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...
Meds won’t ease seniors’ loneliness, but ‘social prescribing’ can help, geriatricians say
Jul 28, 2021
Some lonely seniors are prescribed psychotropic drugs at double the rate of their non-lonely peers, a new study finds. But these medications may not alleviate their problems, the researchers say.
Social isolation in U.S. long-term care facilities associated with increased risk of 30-day mortality
Jun 21, 2021
U.S. long-term care facilities in socially isolated neighborhoods are associated with increased risk of 30-day all-cause mortality among residents, according to the results of a cross-sectional study published...
Nursing home residents with, without COVID-19 experienced cognitive decline during pandemic
May 14, 2021
Quarantine measures associated with COVID-19 appear to affect cognitive performance in nursing home residents and older adults regardless of whether an actual SARS-CoV-2 diagnosis exists.
Residents face ‘broad array’ of worsened health outcomes during pandemic: study
Mar 23, 2021
The pandemic’s effect on nursing home residents goes well beyond cases and deaths, investigators say. Unplanned weight loss, depression, incontinence, and loss of cognitive function stand out — with...