COVID-19 hit long-term care facilities hard. Addressing the trauma that residents and staff endured is key to regaining trust in a space that may no longer feel safe.
While nursing homes have accounted for more than half of COVID-19 deaths in some states, they’ve barely been a factor in others. Three experts explain why.
Nearly half the states have reduced liability for health care providers at a time when nursing home regulation is declining and families can’t visit loved ones for fear of spreading the coronavirus.
A research project may offer insight into how factors like laundry, food and art may be good places to start in addressing problems in long-term care homes.
The government doesn’t know how many people have died of COVID-19, in part because it didn’t require nursing homes to report cases to the CDC. In some states, over half of deaths are in nursing homes.
Lack of good toothbrushing and dental care in nursing homes is a serious problem that will only get worse as more boomers enter such places. Here’s why it’s time to think about it.
Bureaucratic ‘red tape’ has contributed to the current crisis in our aged care system. We need a system of accountability that focuses more on residents’ outcomes, and less on processes.
Ever more Americans are using digital cameras to keep an eye on elderly relatives who live in nursing homes. This surveillance may violate patients’ privacy and demoralize their caretakers.
Research has yielded new insights into Parkinson’s disease, and treatments are expanding. But a shortage of doctors trained in the disease leaves a gap in care.