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The 2020 NADONA meeting will be held online Nov. 4, 5 and 10-12, with pre-conference workshops Nov. 2. The post 33rd annual NADONA conference gearing up — a new way appeared first on McKnight's Long Term Care News.

Facilities with a preventive COVID-19 testing strategy experienced far fewer infections compared with facilities that conducted tests in response to illness, according to a county-wide study in Georgia. The post CDC: Proactive testing leads to fewer

Providers who fail to facilitate in-person visitations “without a reasonable clinical or safety cause” could be cited and face other penalties under new guidance issued Thursday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The post Nursing ho

The much-anticipated report outlining COVID-19 problems in nursing homes and offering corresponding recommendations elicited a range of opinions from stakeholders Thursday. The post A major step forward or lacking teeth? COVID-19 report prompts range

All Michigan nursing homes will now be able to access the state’s “critical” emergency workforce program that provides additional staffing resources to facilities facing shortages during the coronavirus crisis. The post This emergency staffing progra

NJ governor signs nursing home reform package calling for higher Medicaid reimbursement, pay raises for providers … Occupancy at Connecticut nursing homes plummets to 55% … New Mexico nursing homes could face increased scrutiny after top officials an

A challenging physical exercise program helped reverse gait freezing by 60% in participants with Parkinson’s disease. The post Complex exercises reverse gait freezing in Parkinson’s disease study appeared first on McKnight's Long Term Care News.

An excessive number of deaths due to dementia have occurred since shelter-in-place orders went into effect this spring, a new analysis finds. Meanwhile, CMS has proposed a framework for nursing homes to allow more visitations. The post Dementia morta

Nursing home commission makes 27 recommendations, calls for ‘greater leadership role’ from CMS … Heparin nasal spray to be tested as COVID prevention … One in 10 older dental patients prescribed opioids while taking psychotropics … Conflicting orders

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued new guidance for visitation in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. The post BREAKING: CMS issues new guidance, opening up nursing home visitation appeared first on McKnight's Lo

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