COVID antiviral study raises red flag for mental status changes in nursing home residents
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Jun 28, 2022
Nursing home residents who took COVID antiviral pills had a low hospitalization rate, but some experienced mental status changes while taking Paxlovid, a unique call center study has found.
Elders’ mental distress rose during COVID surges, U.S. Census Bureau finds
May 05, 2021
Psychiatric drug use and mental health counseling rose alongside COVID case counts, according to a CDC / Census Bureau survey analysis.
Change in resident’s mental status doesn’t always equal infection, new guidance cautions
Dec 10, 2020
The authors provide a framework for infection workups when residents present with a non-specific sign or symptom. The revised guidance also reviews the latest evidence on how best to evaluate non-localized...
Mental distress spikes among U.S. adults during pandemic
Jun 03, 2020
Seniors responding to an April survey reported distress symptoms at rates double those of 2018. Researchers attribute the spike to turmoil caused by the pandemic.
Long-term care stakeholders submit quality measures performance report to HHS
Feb 07, 2012
As required by the Affordable Care Act, the National Quality Forum convened the Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) to develop a coordinated performance measurement approach across PAC and LTC settings.