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The debate begins with the COVID-19 death tallies, but the issues go beyond basic numbers.
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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Claire Ankuda, MD, MPH, assistant professor, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Care, Icahn School of Medicine, discusses a recent survey of older adults that showed that family and friends of people who died while enrolled in…
More than one in four people aged 65 and older fall each year and falling once doubles the chances of a recurring fall, according to Elisai’s Renee Campbell, MD, MBA, MPH, Global Value and Access Epilepsy and Sleep lead, Genevieve De Sousa Meier,…
Ilene Warner-Maron, PhD, poses the question, “should visitors who provide social support and encouragement for long-term care residents also be deemed essential workers?”
Long-term care pharmacies have not only been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, but they're also finding ways to thrive. Liberty Drug in Murray, Utah, is just one example. Owner Jenna Merchant shares how the store opened amid the pandemic…

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Gregg Sylvester, MD, MPH, chief medical officer, Seqirus, explains why the use of Fluad (Influenza Vaccine, Adjuvanted) was more effective than non-adjuvanted standard dose trivalent influenza vaccine for reducing the risk of all-cause…
Have you received the COVID-19 vaccine? Annals of Long-Term Care wants to hear about it! Tell us about the process of being scheduled for the vaccine and your experience in the days following vaccination.
Chris Caulfield, RN, NP-C, chief nursing officer, IntelyCare, discusses current shortages facing skilled nursing facilities (SNF) and how it compared to times before the pandemic, how SNFs are utilizing temporary staff, and offers tips on how short…
Dan Phillips, a patient who recently underwent hip replacement surgery, discusses his personal health care journey in the time of COVID, and highlights why he believes patients should trust their providers when making a care decision during the…
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