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Three virtual care components every senior care facility needs

As with any crisis, COVID-19 has exposed and widened existing cracks in the foundations of our nation’s healthcare infrastructure. This instability is particularly evident in senior care, given the extreme levying of pressure on health systems, providers and staff. With the weight of the pandemic miring classic models of care delivery, how can virtual care…

Clinical Briefs for Monday, March 16

At-risk staff offered a place to stay at Affinity facilities during COVID-19 outbreak … Study details the first known US person-to-person coronavirus transmission … Senators to introduce bill addressing medical supply vulnerability due to coronavirus … ‘Natural killer’ cells could halt Parkinson’s progression … Streaming senior-fitness video vendor publicizing free trial during COVID-19 outbreak

Clinical Briefs for Monday, March 9

Cognitive screening recommended for older adults in orthopedic rehab …  Prioritize senior living residents in COVID-19-related funding: ASHA … Asthma drug Singulair and generic to get ‘black box’ warning … LGBTQ+ elders are a socially isolated, vulnerable population, asserts the National Academies

Clinical Briefs for Friday, October 25

Vitamin D deficiency linked to poor muscle function in seniors … Immune response to influenza is culprit in poor flu outcomes … ‘Whole concept of senior living will change’ if Alzheimer’s drug is approved … Antidepressants show little clinical benefit for major depressive disorders

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