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COVID-19 Topic Center

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Commentary
The effects of COVID-19 continue to reverberate throughout the health care industry, particularly in long-term care facilities in which 5% of the US population reside, but 39% of the COVID-19 deaths have occurred. Many nursing homes have long mandated that nursing staff be vaccinated for the…
Clinical Experience
The skilled nursing facility (SNF) setting is particularly vulnerable to the rapid spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, because of the congregate living environment, the generally frail population, residents’ need for assistance with many activities of daily living, and the…
Practical Research
Of the 1.25 million people residing in US nursing facilities, the majority are older adults, a population disproportionately affected by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).1-4 As of the week of January 10, 2021, nursing facilities reported a total 549,852 confirmed resident cases of COVID-19 and…
LTC GPS
Unnecessary emergency department (ED) use by older adults is of concern from both a clinical and financial perspective. For skilled nursing facility (SNF) to recover financially post-pandemic, they will need to keep their facilities full, which will in no small part be dependent on their ability to…
Diving Into Dementia
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the health risks associated with a lack of social interaction were becoming more recognized in medicine and in the general population. With the initiation of stay-at-home and social distancing measures, the negative impacts of social isolation were overlooked and…
AGS Viewpoint
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting will be your top (virtual) destination for the latest in geriatrics research, education, and clinical care, providing the newest evidence-based scientific information to improve your ability to care for older adults. The 2021…
ECRI Strategies
ECRI and Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging (ALTC) have joined in collaboration to bring ALTC readers periodic articles on topics in risk management, quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI), and safety for persons served throughout the aging services continuum. ECRI is…
In This Issue
Providing person-centered care requires addressing the “whole person,” which includes mental health and cognition. Brain health may be affected by age-related changes in the brain, injuries such as stroke or traumatic brain injury, mood disorders such as depression, substance use disorder or…
Practical Research
The benefits of being outdoors to improve the health and well-being of older people, including those living with dementia, is increasingly acknowledged.1-4 However, upon admission to a nursing home (NH), the opportunity to venture outdoors is often limited for many residents.5,6 Reduced access to…
Commentary
By Jim Love, president, Omnicare There’s no denying the tremendous challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has posed for all long-term care (LTC) facilities. From keeping residents safe from potential exposure while avoiding any disruptions in the standard of care, to dealing with loss of revenue…
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