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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...
‘Aggressive’ steps needed to keep deadly fungus out of nursing homes: APIC
Jul 29, 2021
Prevention is the best available strategy for keeping multidrug-resistant Candida auris infections from embedding in nursing homes, the infection control group says. “We may soon run out of options to...
Screen older adults for pandemic-related mental health concerns, researchers say
Jul 29, 2021
Twenty percent of older poll respondents reported worse mental health, including sleep troubles, depression and anxiety. Screening for symptoms and ensuring accessible treatment will help prevent long-term...
Expect the unexpected
Jean Wendland Porter
Apr 26, 2021
It’s a beautiful spring day in April in Northeast Ohio, and there are four inches of snow on the ground. It’s covering the daffodils and the apple blossoms. This is not unusual nor unexpected,...
Proven COVID-19 strategies headline 10th McKnight’s Online Forum
Mar 24, 2021
The landscape may be changing, but COVID-19 is still dominating long-term care. During the 10th McKnight’s Online Forum on April 1, McKnight’s Long-Term Care News and McKnight’s Senior...
Manufacturing solutions to skilled nursing’s pandemic problems
Mar 24, 2021
I have been in the workplace a long time. To quote Steve Martin, “If I had saved better, I would not be here.” Over the past year, the long-term care industry has faced monumental challenges related...
CMS approves contactless tracking in Kentucky nursing homes
Mar 18, 2021
The agency has approved a $6.7 million proposal by Trilogy Health Services for a smart-entry screening platform to be implemented across 285 Kentucky Medicare-certified nursing homes.
A first: Mammography screening guidelines issued for older breast cancer survivors
Jan 29, 2021
The guidance, developed by a national panel of experts, aims to correct the inconsistent use of mammography in this population, especially when life expectancy is limited, the authors say.
Good practices keep out ‘bad actors’
Nov 10, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, long-term care facilities must keep the ill and elderly safe even as their resources are stretched and staff turnover increases. With each new hire, there is a chance...