Marked weight loss found in ALF residents during quarantine
Kristin Della Volpe
Sep 26, 2022
Weight loss of at least 5% was found in 40% of residents at assisted living facilities (ALFs) during the first 6 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to findings from a retrospective chart review...
Nursing home requirements unchanged after 2nd booster recommendation: LeadingAge
Apr 04, 2022
Most requirements, including CMS’s vaccination mandate and requirements for routine testing and quarantine remain unchanged for nursing homes, the industry advocate explains.
Also in the News for Friday, March 25
Mar 25, 2022
Wisconsin healthcare workers get new protection from threats … Hospital study confirms 7-day post-COVID exposure quarantine OK for some … LPN gets probation in death of resident for whom she failed...
Program reduces missed workdays for COVID-exposed healthcare staff
Mar 24, 2022
Overall, 92% of workers successfully returned to work about 2 days early relative to a standard 10-day quarantine. This saved hundreds of work days over a six-month period, researchers reported.
New study supports 10-day COVID-19 quarantine
Mar 15, 2022
Nearly 100% of people who contract COVID-19 after close contact with omicron-infected patients are diagnosed within 10 days, investigators say.
One in 10 may have active virus after 10-day quarantine: study
Jan 19, 2022
Fully 13% of study participants had clinically relevant levels of the SARS-CoV-2 virus after 10 days. The findings may be particularly concerning for vulnerable populations such as nursing facility residents,...
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Jan. 5
Jan 05, 2022
Today is standard-rate deadline for McKnight’s Women of Distinction entries … Prosecutors target nursing homes that reject patients needing opioid treatment … Negative COVID-19 test considered after...
No quarantine for certain workers as CDC faces down omicron, staff shortages
Jan 04, 2022
Healthcare workers infected with SARS-CoV-2 may now return to work in seven days or less — and some exposed workers may be advised to remain on the job, the CDC now says.