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Like many states, California is seeing huge regional variations in COVID-19 vaccination rates for people 65 and older. Remote rural counties are in some cases struggling to give away doses to…
According to study findings, concentrated nutrient-dense food products blended by hand or using an automatic food mixer can help ensure nursing home residents with dysphagia and chewing difficulties…

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Ilene Warner-Maron, PhD, discusses why long-term care facilities may not be able to decrease the number of staff in response to an increased wage following a decreased census since the pandemic.
James “JJ” Maskowitz, partner at Hall Booth Smith, PC, says, proper documentation “is often the backbone of any defense strategy in a long-term care setting, and it is even more critical now amid the public health emergency.”
Neva L. Crogan, PhD, ARNP, GNP-BC, ACHPN, FAAN, fellow, Western Institute of Nursing, and professor, Department of Nursing, Gonzaga University, discusses how a group of nursing home administrators, nurses, social workers, and others interested in…
Ilene Warner-Maron, PhD, discusses why an objective and collaborative approach to the inspection of long-term care facilities is a goal for many facilities, but stresses that the current process may not be easily objective as there is evidence of…

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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…
Ronald J. Shumacher, MD, FACP, CMD, chief medical officer for Optum Care Services, discusses a recent study that looked specifically at inpatient utilization or hospitalization rates, transfers to the emergency department, and skilled nursing use…
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