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Study findings suggest that leadership sets the tone for staff behaviors that promote quality of care in long-term care facilities.
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According to study findings, nursing curriculums that better promote the care of older adults would help ease nursing student ambivalence toward clinical placements in nursing homes.
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Federal records show a steep decline in staff COVID-19 cases since December when health care workers at thousands of nursing homes began getting their shots. Still, many are reluctant to get vaccinated.
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As the recent winter storm disaster in Texas showed, many long-term care sites aren’t required to have backup power supplies or other redundancies to keep residents safe when disaster strikes.
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According to study findings in The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, how a nursing home patient will react to an emergency department transfer can be predicted by comorbidity and functional abilities.
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Relatives and advocates are calling for federal authorities to relax restrictions in long-term care institutions and grant special status to “essential caregivers,” such as family members or friends who provide critically important hands-on care, so they have the opportunity to tend to relatives in…
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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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