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The American College of Health Care Administrators has announced that it is moving its annual meeting to Aug. 30 to Sept. 2. The post ACHCA postpones conference nearly 4 months appeared first on McKnight's Long Term Care News.

Jarred by the rapid spread of COVID-19 among fragile nursing home residents, the Trump administration on Thursday issued a new set of “critical recommendations” to operators and their governing entities. The post Trump wants masks on all nursing home

Providers are again warning against state efforts that would force nursing homes to accept all admissions from hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic, saying the plans are “not sound policy” and could lead to more COVID-19 cases, even deaths. The

A Washington state skilled nursing facility that was the site of the first coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. is facing a $611,000 fine following a federal investigation on the cause of the breakout. The post Washington SNF faces $611K fine following f

More personal protective equipment is coming for providers in the hard-hit New York area after the federal government confiscated more than half a million medical supplies from people hoarding the products to profit later. The post Providers to recei

CMS plans to recoup Medicaid funds from providers kicked out of the program … Medical directors are key to survey success for providers: experts … Treasury Department reverses course, says Social Security beneficiaries will get stimulus checks … Lead

New evidence ties chronic conditions to severe COVID-19 illness, and New Orleans is a case in point, say health officials. The post New Orleans’ troubles show how chronic conditions impact COVID-19 outcomes appeared first on McKnight's Long Term

Falling U.S. infection rates are only seen in healthcare settings and are likely due to proactive measures taken by providers, say researchers. The post Providers credited for 24% drop in C. diff rates appeared first on McKnight's Long Term Care

Time spent in light physical activity such as leisurely walks is linked to better self-reported functioning, report investigators. The post For stroke survivors, even moderate activity can help: study appeared first on McKnight's Long Term Care

Phone-based therapy beneficial for depression in Parkinson’s disease … Sending COVID-19-positive residents to hospital may be wrong ‘knee-jerk’ reaction … CDC releases COVID-19 infection prevention and control recommendations for healthcare settings

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