Registration open for NASL winter legislative, regulatory conference
James M. Berklan
Dec 10, 2021
The Past, Present & Future of Post-Acute and Long Term Care” is the theme of the NASL 2022 Winter Legislative & Regulatory Conference, which will be held Feb. 7-9 in Washington.
Home care gains not all coming at skilled nursing’s expense
Dec 07, 2021
The home care workforce has grown significantly in most states over the last 12 years, but not necessarily at the expense of nursing homes, a new study finds.
Fed’s booster OK too late? Nursing home loses 8 to coronavirus outbreak this fall
Nov 17, 2021
A Connecticut nursing home has weathered a facility-wide COVID-19 outbreak that has sickened 89 residents and staff. Booster shots were not yet authorized when the first cases appeared, the operator reports.
Unvaccinated nursing home staff in the hot seat as CDC investigates COVID-19 breakthrough cases
Jul 23, 2021
Several Colorado senior care facilities are at the center of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 investigation, and public health officials there are zeroing in on unvaccinated staff...
Nursing home study is first to affirm fed’s choice to prioritize residents, staff for COVID vaccines
May 07, 2021
A new industry study provides real-world evidence that the sharp drop in COVID-19 cases and deaths after initial vaccine clinics were in fact due to the shots, and that the vaccines are protecting residents,...
COVID cases rise in 15 states; variant fuels outbreak in Kentucky nursing home
Mar 22, 2021
The average U.S. case rate is falling, but almost a third of states have seen an increase, and one Kentucky facility’s outbreak shows how new COVID-19 variants and vaccination play a role in continued...
Community spread triggers growing number of COVID-19 cases in nursing homes: AHCA
Nov 03, 2020
COVID-19 cases are soaring in nursing homes, particularly in the Midwest, thanks to community spread, according to a report released Monday by the American Health Care Association and National Center for...
Nursing homes get a third of a billion dollars for meeting infection control standards
James M. Berklan
Oct 29, 2020
Nursing homes may be seeing a rise in COVID-19 infections as cases in many areas of the country are resurging, but providers now know that, no matter what, they will be rewarded for safer performances...
LED lighting’s long-term benefits
Sep 24, 2020
As the healthcare industry turns to value-based care models, and providers focus on health and wellness goals, incorporating “human-centric lighting (HCL)” in long-term care facilities can create therapeutic...
Nursing homes face threats of citations, penalties if they restrict visitor access without good cause
Sep 18, 2020
Providers who fail to facilitate in-person visitations “without a reasonable clinical or safety cause” could be cited and face other penalties under new guidance issued Thursday by the Centers for...