Third COVID shots ready for LTC by Sept. 20; vaccine efficacy declines in nursing homes
Aug 19, 2021
The U.S. government is prepared to offer COVID-19 booster shots to vaccinated Americans beginning on Sept. 20, including direct delivery to long-term care facility residents, officials announced Wednesday.
Survey of physicians supports recognition of PALTC medicine as a specialty practice
Jul 08, 2021
The results highlight the “unique and specific nature of medical care provided by attending physicians across a range of PALTC settings,” concluded a task force of industry experts.
Fall detection system cuts ‘time on the ground’ by 30 minutes, LTC study finds
Jun 30, 2021
Investigators examined the effect of the SafelyYou Guardian real-time video monitoring system in six California memory care communities over 10 months. The proportion of fallers who spent more than one...
LTC use expected to double: report
Jun 17, 2021
The long-term care industry is expected to get an influx of nursing home residents and other seniors within the next four decades, according to a new analysis from MedicareGuide.
Leaving a legacy
Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC
May 18, 2021
You can be assured that contributing to long-term care matters. It’s the type of legacy that gives your life meaning and purpose.
The social contract for long-term care
Stephen A. Moses
May 17, 2021
America has a social contract for long-term care. It’s rarely acknowledged, but here it is. If you are stricken by a need for long-term care that you cannot afford, we help you even if you are not poor....
Ransomware ‘bull’s eye’ grows, clouding telehealth’s rise in long-term care
Apr 19, 2021
Even as COVID-19 and its emphasis on telehealth have opened providers to greater cybersecurity risks, insurance policies that offer potential protection are becoming more expensive, and in some cases,...
One on One with McKnight’s
Apr 07, 2021
With increased attention on the distribution of the various COVID-19 vaccines, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities must be sure to still remain vigilant on another crucial area of safety...
Updated guidance includes CDC recommending 14-day quarantine for facility residents who go off-site for...
Apr 05, 2021
Nursing homes are being encouraged to quarantine residents who leave the facility for more than 24 hours under updated guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Providers look to pack infrastructure bills with Medicaid financing, workforce supports
Apr 02, 2021
Investments in aging services infrastructure must include a new, $6 billion Provider Relief Fund for those hardest hit by the pandemic, a permanent increase of Medicaid’s Federal Medical Assistance Percentage...