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McKnight’s Long-Term Care News is asking skilled nursing administrators, assistant administrators, C-suiters, nursing directors and other top nurse managers to take part in our quick “Outlook 2023” provider survey.

A major provider organization Thursday called out a newspaper's national investigation into nursing home staffing as “unfair and mischaracterized.”

A healthcare apprenticeship program in rural Colorado is showing a broader embrace of apprenticeship programs might help address the nation’s healthcare worker shortage.

Ongoing financial difficulties and a need for money to settle sexual-abuse cases is forcing the Archdiocese of New Orleans to sell its nursing homes and other elder care interests.

Minnesota program battling staffing shortage in long-term care nursing celebrates one year anniversary … Nursing home loses 21 employees in a month … Provider lobbyists discuss staff shortages, license application backlogs in legislative-issues roundtable …County weighs pros and cons of closing, demolishing long-term care facility

Investigators urged skilled nursing facilities to adopt non-opioid pain modalities and opioid reduction in their post-surgical care.

People who report subjective examples of memory loss are more likely to develop dementia over a five-year followup period, investigators have found.

The CDC reports that COVID patients treated with the antiviral Paxlovid have a 51% lower risk of hospitalization, while another study has tied acute-care stays to muscle loss and long COVID.

CDC updates COVID care guidance for independent and assisted living … Eisai to seek full approval of Alzheimer’s drug lecanemab … Roche halts failed clinical trials of Alzheimer’s drug gantenerumab … FDA puts only remaining COVID antibody treatment on pause … COVID vaccine’s effectiveness diminishes with age, researchers find

Master gardener helps residents grow flowers and independence

Linda Kunesh’s late mother was a resident at DuPage Care Center in Wheaton, IL. She likes to keep her memory alive through her work in the 368-bed long-term care facility’s garden area.

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