Tag: nursing homes

OSHA Issues New Rules on COVID-19 Safety for Healthcare Workers

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its long-awaited...

More Than 3,600 US Health Workers Died of COVID in First Year

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   More than 3,600 U.S. health care workers perished in the...

NY Officials Altered Count of Nursing Home Deaths

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. NEW YORK (AP) — Some New York lawmakers are calling for...

Reopening Long-Term Care Facilities ‘an Absolute Necessity’

By Judith Graham Thursday, March 04, 2021 (Kaiser News) — For nearly a year, nursing homes and assisted living centers have been mostly closed to...

US Nursing Home Deaths Decline Sharply

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. When the U.S. coronavirus vaccination program began in December, residents and...

Risk of Death From COVID in Nursing Homes: Race Matters

Ouslander agreed. “We all have a social responsibility,” he said. “Just because you’re not going into a nursing home,” he added, “doesn’t mean you...

States Shift COVID Vaccine From Long-Term Care to General Public

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Some states have started taking COVID-19 vaccine from allocations meant for...

Studies Extend Hopes for Antibody Drugs Against COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. New results extend hopes for drugs that supply antibodies to fight...

Feds to Start Using Pharmacies to Ramp Up Administration of Vaccines

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The federal government is turning to private pharmacies to administer COVID-19...

Florida, Texas Give COVID-19 Vaccines to People 65 and Older

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Florida and Texas are providing coronavirus vaccines to residents who are...

Nursing Home Vaccinations May Be Delayed

Dec. 14, 2020 — The federal government is telling groups that are giving the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to wait until later this month to inoculate...

Limited Supply and Uncertain Distribution as Vaccine Rolls Out

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. High stakes and big challenges await as the U.S. prepares to...

States Plan for Vaccines as Daily US Virus Deaths Top 3,100

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Across the U.S., the surge has swamped hospitals with patients and...

Health Workers, Long-term Care Residents First for Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A federal advisory panel recommends that healthcare workers and residents of...

North Dakota Nurses Fight Policy Asking Infected HCWs to Stay on Job

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Nurses in North Dakota are pushing back on a new “high-risk”...

Rapid Testing Is Less Accurate Than the Government Wants to Admit

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COVID Hits Minorities Hardest in Nursing Homes, Too

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Minority residents of U.S. nursing homes and assisted living communities have been especially hard hit in the coronavirus...

1 in 4 Connecticut Nursing Home Patients Had COVID

TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — When COVID-19 was raging in the Northeastern United States, more than 25% of Connecticut nursing-home residents were suffering...

Workers May Spread COVID-19 in Nursing Homes

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19 infections in long-term-care facilities in Ontario, Canada, appear to have...

COVID-19 Protective Gear Shortages Arise Again

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As the U.S. logs record-high numbers of new COVID-19 cases, doctors...

Nursing Homes Are Ground Zero for COVID-19

Facilities also have started dedicating specific floors, wards or buildings to house only people who are COVID-positive, the experts said. But more federal...

OSHA Probing Health Worker Deaths, but Urges No Penalties

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has in recent weeks launched...

CMS Sets Phased-In Path to Resume Elective Procedures

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Federal officials and medical groups are outlining pathways for allowing elective...

COVID-19 Shows Gaps in Controls at Nursing Homes

Jeffrey Farber, MD, president and CEO, New Jewish Home. Dan Stockdale, certified nursing home administrator and consultant. Janine Finck-Boyle, vice president of regulatory affairs, LeadingAge....

Italian Doctors Denounce Failings in Lombardy Coronavirus Response

ROME (Reuters) – Doctors in Lombardy, the Italian region hardest hit by the coronavirus epidemic, have criticized local officials for their handling of the crisis...