Category: Covid

Vaccination Study

Major study links nursing home staff vaccinations to lower resident deaths. University of Chicago researchers calculated the data. The evidence proves that a 10-point vaccination increase would have prevented: 102.9 cases per 1,000 residents;  15.6 deaths per 1,000 residents; and 21,000 staff infections nationwide. JAMA Network Open published the landmark study. The first-of-its kind national

Public Health Emergency

The federal government will extend the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) declaration until April. The declaration allows numerous waivers, enhanced funding and telehealth allowances. Waivers allow nursing homes to hire and retain temporary nurse aides without full certification. This helps with short-staffing. The health care industry approves of the declaration. American Health Care Association / National Center

COVID Update

Nursing home advocates fear the Holidays will bring more COVID deaths. Unvaccinated staff are more likely to spread the virus to residents more susceptible to dying. The News & Observer reported tragic news for vulnerable adults in North Carolina. Older adults are vulnerable to COVID-related complications and death. AARP data shows less than half of nursing

COVID Update

AARP has been tracking vaccination rates in nursing homes each month since June 2021. Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with residents and staff accounting for roughly a fifth of all U.S. COVID-19 deaths. Of those, more than 175,000 have been people who lived or worked in nursing homes.

The Cost of Social Isolation

Pandemic Isolation Howard Gleckman wrote a great article for Forbes about nursing home Covid survivors. It is complex and confusing because of the inherent pre-existing health conditions of vulnerable adults. Severe staffing shortages and the absence of family to assist and supervise care caused negative outcomes. “A study by Michael Barnett of the Harvard T.

Report: Neglect at For-Profit Nursing Homes

200,000 Lives Lost Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 200,000 staff and residents of long-term care facilities have died from COVID-19. CMS data shows only 43% of staff and 57% of residents are up to date on their vaccines. Dire conditions inside for‑profit nursing home chains caused deadly, early-pandemic conditions inside facilities. The

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