Delayed recognition may account for high COVID death rate in Black seniors, doc warns
Aug 24, 2021
Clinicians should be on high alert for COVID-19 in older Black patients presenting with symptoms not consistent with common diseases, a well-known geriatrician contends.
Publicly traded nursing home companies were not ravaged financially by pandemic conditions: study
May 25, 2021
The pandemic has not had a “devastating” financial impact on publicly traded nursing home companies, according to a review of audited financial data submitted to the federal government.
Provider worry: Select elective surgeries decreasing among seniors, study shows
May 11, 2021
Skilled nursing providers are banking on the resumption of elective surgeries to serve as a springboard to higher occupancy levels.
Nursing homes with early COVID vaccinations less likely to have new COVID cases
Apr 20, 2021
The early bird gets the worm — and fewer COVID-19 cases. The saying is being applied to certain nursing homes after a new study found that facilities that started the COVID-19 vaccination process earlier...
Nursing home staffing, aide hours linked to COVID-19 outcomes
Aug 11, 2020
Lower staffing could be a key indicator for how well nursing homes fare during the coronavirus pandemic, new research suggests.
New study links facility staffing levels, quality to number of COVID-19 cases
Jun 19, 2020
Nursing homes with low staffing and quality scores have higher rates of COVID-19 deaths and cases among residents, argue researchers in a new study published Thursday in the Journal of the American Geriatrics...
Facility size, location and number of black residents linked to COVID-19 cases
Jun 03, 2020
Nursing homes that are larger and have more black residents are at an increased chance of having a COVID-19 case, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Many seniors appear to be taking potentially inappropriate meds after being hospitalized
May 03, 2020
Hospitalizations cause up to 60% of older patients to take medicines that may be potentially inappropriate, a team of researchers has found.
Structured home care program reduced SNF stays 27%, hospital finds
Aug 06, 2014
A hospital substantially reduced Medicare costs and skilled nursing facility stays by providing more primary care in frail elders’ homes, according to study findings published in the Journal of the...
Vitamin D as cognition clue?
May 01, 2014
There appears to be a link between low vitamin D levels and cognitive decline over time, according to a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.