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22 Nov

Coronavirus Found on TV Remotes and Other Surfaces in Nursing Homes, Study Finds

Coronavirus can linger on certain surfaces in nursing homes, especially TV remotes and nurse call buttons, researchers say.

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17 Jan
COVID Cases Surge Again in U.S. Nursing Homes

COVID Cases Surge Again in U.S. Nursing Homes

Residents of nursing homes have been a particularly at-risk group throughout the pandemic, and the advent of the fast-spreading Omicron variant has them facing another wave of infections and deaths, new data shows.

During

10 Jan
Quality of Home Health Care Varies Between Urban, Rural Areas

Quality of Home Health Care Varies Between Urban, Rural Areas

Need in-home health care? Know this: The quality of your care may depend on where you live.

That's the takeaway from a new study from New York University that gave agencies in urban areas high marks for keeping patients out of the hospital. It found that home health agen...

14 Dec
Only Half of U.S. Nursing Home Residents Have Received Boosters: CDC

Only Half of U.S. Nursing Home Residents Have Received Boosters: CDC

As COVID-19 cases surge nationwide, only about half of fully vaccinated nursing home residents have received a vaccine booster dose, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.

Research shows that the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines may decrease over ...

22 Nov
TV Remotes, Nurse Call Buttons: Where Coronavirus Lingers in Nursing Homes

TV Remotes, Nurse Call Buttons: Where Coronavirus Lingers in Nursing Homes

Though airborne exposure causes most cases of COVID-19, the virus lurks on objects near the beds of infected nursing home patients, according to a new study.

"Coronavirus is ubiquitous and persistent in the rooms of nursing home residents with COVID-19, and highlight the...

22 Oct
Want Fewer Fractures in Nursing Homes? Put More Dairy on the Menu

Want Fewer Fractures in Nursing Homes? Put More Dairy on the Menu

Serving more dairy products to nursing home residents could be a simple way to reduce their risk of falls and fractures, a new study suggests.

Many consume low levels of calcium and protein, which can result in weak bones that increase the likelihood of falls and fractur...

04 Oct
U.S. Nursing Home Deaths Rise as Delta Spreads

U.S. Nursing Home Deaths Rise as Delta Spreads

There has been a significant increase in COVID-related deaths in nursing homes as the highly contagious Delta spreads across the country, a new analysis shows.

"While the vast majority of COVID-19 deaths happened outside of nursing homes in July and August, the high rate...

14 Sep
Most Older Americans Believe Health Care Workers Should Be Vaccinated: Poll

Most Older Americans Believe Health Care Workers Should Be Vaccinated: Poll

Eight in 10 older Americans think health care workers should be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a new poll.

Among 50- to 80-year-olds, 61% of respondents said the vaccine should be required for all health care workers. Another 19% said vaccination should probab...

10 Sep
New Tally Adds Extra 16,000 U.S. Nursing Home Residents Lost to COVID

New Tally Adds Extra 16,000 U.S. Nursing Home Residents Lost to COVID

The number of cases and deaths from COVID-19 in U.S. nursing homes appears to have been grossly underestimated.

According to a new study, that's because U.S. federal guidelines did not require nursing homes to report cases and deaths until May 24, 2020, months after...

19 Aug
Biden Puts Pressure on Nursing Homes to Vaccinate Staff Against COVID

Biden Puts Pressure on Nursing Homes to Vaccinate Staff Against COVID

All U.S. nursing home staff must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or their employers will risk losing Medicare and Medicaid funding, President Joe Biden announced Wednesday.

"If you visit, live or work in a nursing home, you should not be at a high risk for contracting COV...

10 Aug
A Second 'Closet' for Some LGBTQ Seniors Entering Nursing Homes

A Second 'Closet' for Some LGBTQ Seniors Entering Nursing Homes

The Stonewall generation is entering old age, and a new study finds many LGBTQ+ seniors are fearful that the prejudices of staff and fellow residents at nursing homes could leave them vulnerable to continued misunderstanding, stigma and discrimination.

In fact, "LGBTQ+ e...

06 Aug
All Health Care, Long-Term Care Workers in California Must Get COVID Shots

All Health Care, Long-Term Care Workers in California Must Get COVID Shots

All 2.2 million health care workers and long-term care workers in California will now have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Sept. 30, the California Department of Public Health said Thursday.

Last month, Gov. Gavin Newsom said health care workers would have the...

05 Aug
Largest Operator of Nursing Homes in U.S. Issues Vaccine Mandate for All Workers

Largest Operator of Nursing Homes in U.S. Issues Vaccine Mandate for All Workers

The United States' largest operator of nursing homes said Wednesday that its workers must get vaccinated against COVID-19 if they want to keep their jobs.

The announcement from Pennsylvania-based Genesis Healthcare -- which has 70,000 employees at nearly 400 nursing home...

30 Jul
Nursing Home Staff Closest to Patients Are Least Likely to Get COVID Vaccines

Nursing Home Staff Closest to Patients Are Least Likely to Get COVID Vaccines

Aides in long-term care facilities are less likely than other staff to be vaccinated, even though they have the most contact with vulnerable patients and could infect them with COVID-19, a new federal study shows.

Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

30 Jul
Biden Reverses Trump Policy Limiting U.S. Nursing Home Fines

Biden Reverses Trump Policy Limiting U.S. Nursing Home Fines

The Biden administration has reversed a Trump policy that limited the size of fines that U.S. nursing homes could be slapped with for violating safety standards.

The Trump policy was adopted in 2017 and prevented the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ...

26 Jul
Major Medical Groups Call for Mandatory COVID Vaccination for Health Workers

Major Medical Groups Call for Mandatory COVID Vaccination for Health Workers

All health care workers should be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, dozens of major U.S. medical groups said in a joint statement released Monday.

"Due to the recent COVID-19 surge and the availability of safe and effective vaccines, our health care organizatio...

04 Jun
Prior COVID Infection May Shield You From Another for at Least 10 Months

Prior COVID Infection May Shield You From Another for at Least 10 Months

In some good news for those who have already suffered through a bout of COVID-19, a new study finds they may have a much lower risk of reinfection for at least 10 months.

For the study, the researchers analyzed rates of SARS-CoV-2 infections between October 2020 and Febr...

12 Apr
COVID Vaccines Trigger Protective Immune Response in Nursing Home Residents: Study

COVID Vaccines Trigger Protective Immune Response in Nursing Home Residents: Study

Older adults in long-term care develop detectible antibodies after COVID-19 vaccination, which may mean it's safe to reopen these facilities, according to a new study.

But because it's unclear how long the antibodies last, researchers from University of Pittsburgh Medica...

08 Apr
Assisted Living Centers Can Do More for Dementia Patients, Experts Say

Assisted Living Centers Can Do More for Dementia Patients, Experts Say

U.S. assisted living facilities often have activities to keep seniors socially engaged -- but a new study says they need to ensure that residents with dementia are not left out.

Researchers observed residents and staff at four assisted living communities over the course ...

11 Mar
New Guidelines Mean Nursing Home Residents Can Hug Their Families Again

New Guidelines Mean Nursing Home Residents Can Hug Their Families Again

After nearly a year of painful isolation, the U.S. government said Wednesday that vaccinated nursing home residents can hug their loved ones again and enjoy more indoor visits.

The new guidance, issued by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), co...

25 Feb
COVID Cases, Deaths Plummet in Nursing Homes After Vaccine Rollout

COVID Cases, Deaths Plummet in Nursing Homes After Vaccine Rollout

In a hopeful turnaround during a long pandemic, U.S. nursing homes that were once the epicenter of coronavirus infections are now seeing both cases and deaths fall steeply as the country's vaccination rollout starts to take hold.

From late December to early February...

16 Feb
Blacks, Hispanics at Higher Risk of COVID Death in U.S. Nursing Homes

Blacks, Hispanics at Higher Risk of COVID Death in U.S. Nursing Homes

U.S. nursing homes have been hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the toll on Black and Hispanic residents has been especially harsh, a new study confirms.

Researchers found that COVID-19 death rates were more than three times higher at U.S. nursing homes with the high...

19 Jan
If a Nursing Home Resident Gets a COVID Shot, Can Their Families Visit Them Now?

If a Nursing Home Resident Gets a COVID Shot, Can Their Families Visit Them Now?

People in nursing homes have been suffering in isolation during the coronavirus pandemic, with their institutions in constant lockdown to prevent potentially fatal outbreaks.

Now that they're some of the first in line to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, it would be natural...

22 Sep
Minorities Hit Hardest When COVID Strikes Nursing Homes

Minorities Hit Hardest When COVID Strikes Nursing Homes

Minority residents of U.S. nursing homes and assisted living communities have been especially hard hit in the coronavirus pandemic, two University of Rochester studies show.

The first found that nursing homes with higher percentages of racial and ethnic minority resi...

28 Aug
Are Opioids Prescribed Too Freely as Patients Are Moved to Nursing Homes?

Are Opioids Prescribed Too Freely as Patients Are Moved to Nursing Homes?

When hospital patients are moved to a skilled nursing facility, they are too often given a prescription for a high-dose opioid painkiller, new research suggests.

For the study, researchers at the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy looked at nearly 4,400 hosp...

18 Aug
COVID-19 Cases Rebound Sharply in U.S. Nursing Homes

COVID-19 Cases Rebound Sharply in U.S. Nursing Homes

COVID-19 cases in U.S. nursing homes rose nearly 80% earlier this summer and the vast majority of them occurred in Sunbelt states, a new study reports.

In the week starting July 26, the nation's nursing homes had 9,715 COVID-19 cases -- up 77% from the week o...

18 Aug
1 in 4 Connecticut Nursing Home Residents Had COVID: Survey

1 in 4 Connecticut Nursing Home Residents Had COVID: Survey

When COVID-19 was raging in the Northeastern United States, more than 25% of Connecticut nursing-home residents were suffering from the coronavirus, a new survey reports.

Nursing homes are very susceptible to the pandemic because the patients are elderly, living...

11 Jun
With Nursing Homes on Lockdown, Stay Connected With Loved Ones

With Nursing Homes on Lockdown, Stay Connected With Loved Ones

Social restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic can be especially hard for people who can't visit loved ones with Alzheimer's disease who are in nursing homes.

Despite an easing of restrictions, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says nursing hom...

05 Jun
Nursing Homes a Hotspot for COVID-19 Deaths

Nursing Homes a Hotspot for COVID-19 Deaths

It's a grim fact: In many U.S. states, the bulk of coronavirus deaths have occurred in long-term care facilities, a new study finds.

By the end of May, the proportion of COVID-19 deaths in Massachusetts from nursing homes and group homes jumped from 54% to 63...

26 May
Nursing Homes Are Ground Zero for COVID-19

Nursing Homes Are Ground Zero for COVID-19

No matter where you live, nursing homes and assisted living facilities are now lethal centers for COVID-19 in the United States.

Im fact, nursing home residents and workers now comprise between 30% and 40% of all COVID-19 related deaths in the United States, ...

13 May
Most Workers Report for Duty With Flu-Like Symptoms, Global Survey Shows

Most Workers Report for Duty With Flu-Like Symptoms, Global Survey Shows

Most people around the world say they would continue to work if they had flu-like symptoms, an online survey finds.

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, researchers called the findings disturbing.

The survey -- conducted online between October 2018 and ...

30 Apr
Thousands of Health Care Workers Lack Insurance If COVID-19 Strikes: Study

Thousands of Health Care Workers Lack Insurance If COVID-19 Strikes: Study

The coronavirus pandemic has put a spotlight on the sacrifices of America's health care workers, yet many of them live in poverty and can't afford health insurance.

A new study finds that more than 600,000 health care workers are poor and potentially without insuran...

14 Apr
Coronavirus Has Killed Thousands at U.S. Nursing Homes

Coronavirus Has Killed Thousands at U.S. Nursing Homes

The numbers are staggering: More than 3,600 nursing home and long-term care residents have died due to COVID-19 infections, with a huge number occurring in just the past two weeks.

The stories are tragic:

  • A California nursing home with more than a th...

09 Apr
How to Connect With Nursing Home Patients in Quarantine

How to Connect With Nursing Home Patients in Quarantine

U.S. nursing homes, assisted living centers and other long-term care facilities have closed their doors to outsiders due to the coronavirus pandemic, making it difficult for residents and their families to stay connected.

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) h...

02 Apr
Pandemic Adds to Challenge of Caring for Loved One With Dementia

Pandemic Adds to Challenge of Caring for Loved One With Dementia

Before the COVID-19 outbreak, Annette Adams-Brown's 87-year-old mother was an avid follower of TV news. Now Adams-Brown has to channel-surf for a less stressful pastime.

Her mother, Bertha, has dementia, and each time she hears the news about a terrible disease sprea...

03 Dec
Can You Find Love in Long-Term Care? Just Ask Gloria and Al

Can You Find Love in Long-Term Care? Just Ask Gloria and Al

Romance was absolutely the last thing Gloria Duncan and Al Cappiello had on their minds when they became nursing home residents.

"When I got here, I felt almost like my life was over. I was a very active, social person. I was almost devastated," Gloria said.

...

29 Oct
Too Many Seniors Back in Hospital for Infections Treated During First Stay

Too Many Seniors Back in Hospital for Infections Treated During First Stay

The rate of hospital readmissions for seniors with infections that were first treated during their initial hospital stay is too high, researchers report.

"We found that as many as 5% of patients leaving the hospital with an infection have a readmission for that p...

17 Oct
More Patients With Heart Disease Die at Home Than in Hospital

More Patients With Heart Disease Die at Home Than in Hospital

Nearly a third of U.S. heart patients die at home, which is more than the number who die in the hospital, according to a new study.

Researchers examined data on more than 12 million heart disease patients who died between 2003 and 2017. They looked at whether the dea...

06 Jun
Could You Afford Home Health Care? New Study Says Maybe Not

Could You Afford Home Health Care? New Study Says Maybe Not

The seniors most likely to need paid home care to maintain independent living are the least likely to be able to afford it long-term, a new study reports.

Only two out of five older adults with significant disabilities have the assets on hand to pay for at least a co...

03 Jun
Immigrants Make Up 1 in 4 U.S. Health Care Workers

Immigrants Make Up 1 in 4 U.S. Health Care Workers

They say good help is hard to find, and America's immigration policies could be making it even tougher in the health care field.

Immigration crackdown efforts, the border wall included, are very likely to cost the elderly and disabled the care that they desperately n...

10 May
'Robopets'  Bring Companionship, Calm to Nursing Home Residents

'Robopets' Bring Companionship, Calm to Nursing Home Residents

Cuddler the bear, Aibo the dog, Justocat the purring kitty: They may only be furry, lifelike robots, but they have a made a real impact in nursing homes.

That's the finding of new British research that suggests these high-tech "robopets" are the next best thing for n...

24 Apr
Most U.S. Middle-Class Seniors Will Lack Funds for Assisted Living by 2029

Most U.S. Middle-Class Seniors Will Lack Funds for Assisted Living by 2029

A decade from now, more than half of middle-class seniors in the United States will be unable to afford needed housing and personal assistance, a new study contends.

The number of middle-income people over 75 will nearly double to 14 million by 2029, up from about 8 ...

10 Jan
Many Female Health Care Workers Make Poverty-Level Wages: Study

Many Female Health Care Workers Make Poverty-Level Wages: Study

Every day they help feed, bathe and care for the frailest Americans. But female health care workers in the United States often get shortchanged on wages and health insurance, a new study finds.

In fact, about one-third of female health care workers made less than $1...

08 Jan
What Makes for a Good Nursing Home?

What Makes for a Good Nursing Home?

Families of nursing home residents are more likely to be satisfied with facilities that have higher staffing levels and are nonprofits, a new study finds.

"The findings show that facility-level factors associated with higher family satisfaction are rather similar to ...

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