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Two days after federal officials pressed pause on Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, health and public policy leaders predicted it will return to use — but not without causing ongoing concern among key long-term care stakeholders. The post J

Amid the temporary halt in the long-term care industry’s use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, new research suggests that a single dose of the Pfizer vaccine may provide sufficient immunity to nursing home residents in whom the virus previ

Providers will have a say in how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recalibrates its Patient-Driven Payment Model, agency officials reiterated in a call with skilled nursing operators Thursday where they outlined their attempt to rein i

University of Michigan researchers have found relatively minimal changes in central nervous system-active medication use among Michigan nursing home residents with dementia following the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a finding that may be explained

An extension of telehealth flexibilities beyond the COVID-19 pandemic is likely if President Joe Biden’s nomination to lead the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is confirmed.  Chiquita Brooks-LaSure expressed her support for permanently a

Earlier this year, researchers found that most nursing home residents are open to a deprescribing plan, particularly if it is proposed by their physician. Now, a new study suggests that how physicians phrase the discussion matters as well. The post H

McKnight’s Long-Term Care News has been honored with seven top regional awards in the 2021 American Society of Business Publication Editors’ Azbee Awards. The post McKnight’s Long-Term Care News earns Gold again, plus 6 other ASBPE awards appeared fi

CDC advisers delay decision on J&J shot … Breast cancer treatment in patients over 70 can be safely reduced, new study finds … Lack of caregiver support, cognitive and sensory decline biggest barriers in telehealth use among older adults … Stroke

Providers brace for strike at more than 50 nursing homes … COVID-19 outbreaks rise in Colorado nursing homes … 30 Virginia nursing homes with more than 4,000 beds could see new ownership this year … FDA moves to restrict mask reuse while N95 access r

Skilled nursing facilities shouldn’t expect to see discharges return to pre-COVID levels soon thanks to a fundamental shift in how hospitals, health systems and other providers view the post-acute discharge process since the pandemic, several health

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