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Quarantine measures associated with COVID-19 appear to affect cognitive performance in nursing home residents and older adults regardless of whether an actual SARS-CoV-2 diagnosis exists.

The Long-Term Care Pharmacy Definition Act of 2021, introduced Wednesday by six senators, aims to provide a solution to what some see as a “convoluted, patchwork system governing long-term care pharmacies.”

New research finds that older adults — and, for the record, adolescents, too — pay less attention to social cues in real-world interactions than their young adult counterparts.

More than a third of vaccinated older adults will continue wearing masks until at least 2022, study finds … New drug may prevent Alzheimer’s disease, early study suggests … COVID-19 lessons learned could help limit future virus transmissions … Scient

Nursing home operators must be ready to prove they provided education and offered both residents and staff the COVID-19 vaccine once enforcement of a new interim rule begins next month.

New Jersey is placing tougher ownership documentation requirements on nursing home operators in an effort to boost transparency and better track facility purchases within the state.

Invesque has transitioned four skilled nursing facilities previously leased to Symphony Care Network to Cascade Capital Group, a privately-held healthcare real estate investment and management company based in Illinois.

Industry sees signs of upward inflection point in occupancy: NIC … Nursing home residents see 10% decline in cognitive performance caused by pandemic: study … Nursing home workers reject governors’ $280M offer ahead of planned strike … Michigan Senat

The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review’s traditional value assessment methodologies for complex conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease fail to address the full burden on patients, caregivers and society, according to a report released Wednesd

Long-term care providers are hopeful for a much sought after extension to the spending deadline for Provider Relief Funds following comments from a top federal health official on Wednesday.

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