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Residents and healthcare workers in long-term care settings should receive top priority for a COVID-19 vaccine once it becomes available, the nation’s largest nursing home association urged in a letter to a top health official. The post LTC residents

A bipartisan group of senators is seeking information from top federal health officials on permanent changes to Medicare telehealth rules that are currently being considered. The post Senators want the inside story on potential permanent telehealth c

Virginia providers are calling on state officials to aggressively test residents prior to being discharged from hospitals into nursing homes. The post Providers plead for asymptomatic testing of hospital transfers to nursing homes appeared first on M

Wendy Nowokunski’s more than two decades of senior living experience include leadership roles at Benchmark Senior Living and Newton Senior Living before she co-founded Burlington, MA-based Northbridge Companies, where she is president. The post Meet

Hayley Boutte is no ordinary administrator. In the 10 years she has worked at Maison Teche Nursing Center, in Jeanerette, LA, she has made a major difference in the lives of her residents and the older adults of Jeanerette. The post Meet Hayley Boutt

Operators, frontline workers likely to benefit from next virus relief bill: McConnell … Veterans nursing home gave residents ‘COVID cocktails’ without testing them for COVID-19 … Consumer advocates criticize CMS’ ‘incomplete’ coronavirus nursing home

None of the 420 doctors and nurses participating in the study developed COVID-19-related symptoms or tested positive for antibodies after working in a high-risk environment. The post Providers with adequate equipment and training stay COVID-19 free:

Plant protein can help older adults maintain muscle mass, but users must adjust for any loss of animal protein when making dietary changes, says a nutrition scientist. The post With careful adoption, soy and wheat can help maintain seniors’ muscles,

The risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke was lower by 20% in elders who took statins. In fact, age and dementia diagnosis had no bearing on statin benefits, say researchers. The post Statins lower mortality risk in adults age 75 and over, stud

HHS launches ‘surge’ testing facilities in three states … Tau study findings support a personalized approach to slowing Alzheimer’s progression … Database adds cleaning manuals for reusable eldercare equipment The post Clinical Briefs for Wednesday,

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