Berries, mixed foods may raise Listeria risk for LTC facilities, outbreak analysis finds
Oct 19, 2021
Long-term care facilities may be susceptible to listeriosis outbreaks, investigators say. These infections tend to crop up as single but severe cases over a prolonged time period.
Nursing home COVID cases, deaths trending downward, CDC’s latest data show
Oct 18, 2021
Rates have steadily fallen since an uptick in September, according to data submitted by facilities to the agency’s National Healthcare Safety Network.
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...
Prescribing patterns in nursing homes may impact that of assisted living neighbors, study finds
Sep 14, 2021
Antipsychotic and anti-anxiety prescribing in nursing homes may have an effect on prescribing in local and affiliated assisted living communities, investigators have found.
U.S. nursing homes will have to wait for ‘Best’ treatment
Lois A. Bowers
Sep 08, 2021
As U.S. News & World Report expands its presence in long-term care with the Monday launch of a new program, “Best Senior Living,” for independent living, assisted living, memory care and continuing...
Will a nursing home have a memory care unit? Odds are tied to geography and more, study finds
Aug 17, 2021
The odds of having a memory care unit were significantly lower in the Pacific, Middle Atlantic and Southern regions when compared to the East North Central region. Ownership and nursing hours also were...
All nursing home staff in Massachusetts must get COVID-19 shots
Aug 05, 2021
The state is requiring staff and contract employees in all of its 378 facilities to receive a vaccination, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Wednesday.
Education intervention improves UTI treatment in nursing home residents: Danish study
Aug 02, 2021
A study in Denmark found that a tailored intervention to improve knowledge about urinary tract infections and clinical communication skills among nursing home staff can result in better UTI outcomes.
Clinical briefs for Thursday, July 29
Jul 29, 2021
Some Florida nursing homes limit visitation as COVID-19 cases triple … More LTC operators require vaccination for staff as new coronavirus variants raise infections rates … CDC’s indoor mask mandate...
Staff size, COVID-19 outcomes linked at skilled nursing facilities
Jul 16, 2021
The larger the staff size at skilled nursing facilities, the larger the number of resident cases and deaths, a study recently published found.