5 trends will ‘future-proof’ senior living industry in 2021

Kimberly Bonvissuto, News – McKnight’s Senior Living More than 85 independent living, assisted living and memory care leaders joined together at the International Council on Active Aging Forum in November. Together, they identified a philosophy and infrastructure of the “optimal community,” which offers lifestyle and services desired by current residents, with the quality-of-life features futureContinue reading “5 trends will ‘future-proof’ senior living industry in 2021”

Seniors and staff caught in the middle of nursing homes’ quest for profit

The cycle of buying and selling care homes has led to shortcuts, closures, even fraud – and imperiled vulnerable residents’ health. Read in full here. Sourced from the Guardian July 2020: Elders in residence A series on the longstanding failures heightened by Covid-19 in American nursing homes. More from this series

Uncovering the Devaluation of Nursing Home Staff During COVID-19: Are We Fuelling the Next Health Care Crisis?

Published in June 2020 this item from the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association remains worth a read for all care home owners, managers/workforce and commissioners. As the COVID-19–related mortality rate of nursing home residents continues to rise, so too will the rates of mortality and morbidity of staff who care for them, aContinue reading “Uncovering the Devaluation of Nursing Home Staff During COVID-19: Are We Fuelling the Next Health Care Crisis?”

Overlooked and Undercounted: The Growing Impact of COVID-19 on Assisted Living Facilities

Sarah True, Nancy Ochieng, Juliette Cubanski Follow @jcubanski on Twitter , Priya Chidambaram, and Tricia Neuman Follow @tricia_neuman on TwitterPublished: Sep 01, 2020 While COVID-19 outbreaks and deaths in nursing homes have received a fair amount of attention, assisted living facilities (ALFs), which are home to over 800,000 mostly frail, elderly residents, have been largelyContinue reading “Overlooked and Undercounted: The Growing Impact of COVID-19 on Assisted Living Facilities”

Being Old Is Not a Death Sentence, Even Now

Contrary to popular opinion, no one living in a nursing home needs to die of COVID-19. Seven months into the pandemic, a nursing home in Baltimore, Maryland, whose residents could be considered high risk — older African Americans, some chronically ill or disabled — has had zero deaths from COVID-19 and zero infections. Best practicesContinue reading “Being Old Is Not a Death Sentence, Even Now”

COVID-19 in U.S. nursing homes

COVID-19 in U.S. nursing homes: Humanizing the culture of care in spite of a pandemic – Blogs – McKnight’s Long Term Care News No one wants to live in a hospital or a “facility” or even be referred to as a “patient” in their home. We want to be at home wherever we live —Continue reading “COVID-19 in U.S. nursing homes”

Why the coronavirus has taken so many lives in US nursing homes

Why the coronavirus has taken so many lives in US nursing homes Three systemic failures that explain the coronavirus’s terrible toll in US nursing #carehomes By Dylan Scott on June 3, 2020 3:30 pm The novel coronavirus has taken an unimaginable toll in America’s nursing homes and long-term care facilities. At least 25,000 residents andContinue reading “Why the coronavirus has taken so many lives in US nursing homes”

Presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infections and Transmission in a Skilled Nursing Facility | NEJM

Abstract Background Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection can spread rapidly within skilled nursing facilities. After identification of a case of Covid-19 in a skilled nursing facility, we assessed transmission and evaluated the adequacy of symptom-based screening to identify infections in residents. Methods We conducted two serial point-prevalence surveys, 1 week apart, inContinue reading “Presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infections and Transmission in a Skilled Nursing Facility | NEJM”

Study Highlights Prevalence of Mistreatment Between Nursing Home Residents

Dr. Karl Pillemer Findings Underscore Need for Intervention for Common and Serious Problem NEW YORK (November 6, 2014) Inappropriate, disruptive, or hostile behavior between nursing home residents is a sizable and growing problem, according to new research from Weill Cornell Medical College and Cornell University. The study found that nearly one in five nursing homeContinue reading “Study Highlights Prevalence of Mistreatment Between Nursing Home Residents”