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The debate begins with the COVID-19 death tallies, but the issues go beyond basic numbers.
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Researchers found that systemic cancer therapy for nursing home patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer is even less likely when patients have limitations that interfere with self-care.
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On Monday, Connecticut will be the first state to begin vaccinating anyone from age 55 to 64—instead of people with chronic health issues and essential workers.
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Researchers found that nursing home residents with advanced dementia had fewer hospital transfers when they resided in facilities that followed best practices for the integration of palliative care and infection management.
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State officials recently unveiled a “master plan” to address the needs of California’s rapidly aging population, from housing to long-term care. Kim McCoy Wade, director of the state Department of Aging, vows it will not end up on a shelf gathering dust.
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Researchers found that the perceived professional role and identity of nursing home physicians significantly influences their antibiotic prescribing.
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It is becoming increasingly clear that decision-making about the COVID-19 vaccine is complicated and multifaceted, which means persuading people to say yes will be, too.
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Findings in The Gerontologist show that continuously employing the same nursing caregivers in the same facility may enhance nursing home quality of care.
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With millions of older Americans eligible for covid-19 vaccines and limited supplies, many continue to describe a frantic and frustrating search to secure a shot, beset by uncertainty and difficulty.
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According to study findings, oral function was insufficient in almost half of all nursing home residents studied and was negatively linked with nutritional status and quality of life.
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