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“Nursing home residents have a high prevalence of multidrug-resistant blood stream infection, which is associated with higher risk of receiving inappropriate initial anti-infective therapy, higher…
Responsible for 34% of the nation’s COVID-19 death toll, nursing homes and long-term care facilities get slammed by their investors and are often told to change.

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“Rather than dismissing the fears and concerns of our staff, we need to find ways of addressing the staff where they are,” says Ilene Warner-Maron, PhD. “These concerns cannot be mandated away but must be addressed with empathy, education, and…
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…

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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…
Paul Knight, OT, MBA, founder and chief product officer, Curatess, discusses the wide variety of telehealth offerings now available for long-term care facilities and explains the reimbursement process for those treating SNF patients via telehealth.
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