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The steep drop in coronavirus cases over seven weeks is a sign that vaccinations are working and are the key to a normalized life for residents, the AHCA/NCAL says. The post COVID cases fall 82% in nursing homes; vaccination will help thwart variants

An evidence-based model of therapy increased participant engagement in their own care, resulting in better mobility, decreased pain and improved quality of life, the lead therapist said. The post PT with ‘pain lessons’ helps older veterans improve th

At least 50% of older adults are likely to have hearing loss, but fully 80% of Americans age 50 and older say that their primary care providers have not asked about their hearing in the past two years, a new poll finds. The post Docs haven’t asked ab

Senior living chief medical officer reflects on COVID a year into pandemic, including vaccine acceptance … NIH halts convalescent plasma trial in ED patients with mild COVID symptoms … Stroke patients cared for at hospitals with stroke telemedicine f

Despite a year that saw more than 171,000 nursing home residents and caregivers die from COVID-19, providers are now celebrating their latest victory in the battle against the virus. The post ‘Most difficult year in history’: Long-term care industry

Welltower is cutting most ties with beleaguered Genesis HealthCare, the company announced late Tuesday. The post Welltower dumping most Genesis HealthCare holdings in $880 million deal, strengthens ProMedica joint venture appeared first on McKnight

No additional relief is headed for long-term care providers under the $1.9 trillion coronavirus package currently being finalized by federal lawmakers. The post Providers shut out of next coronavirus relief package, so far appeared first on McKnight

A Los Angeles-based nursing home has agreed to settle a lawsuit that accused the provider of “dumping” current residents in order to bring in more COVID-19 patients. The post LA provider to pay $275K and double staffing to settle ‘dumping’ lawsuit th

National COVID vaccine town hall set for long-term care workers … Deaths from Alzheimer’s, other dementias increased by 16% in 2020 … New York hires legal counsel for nursing home investigation … Quicker access, free API access keys to improve COVID-

The process toward fully opening long-term care facilities to visitors and resuming group activities should be done using a gradual, step-by-step approach in order to mitigate the risk of potential COVID outbreaks, according to a leading provider gro

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