Being proactive as a family member during COVID, cold, and flu season is crucial to ensure the well-being and safety of your loved one. On the next LTCCC NY Family Empowerment Program (Thursday, September 28 at 12pm ET), we invite you to join our conversation on all things infection control, including the importance of staying […]
The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research. Topics in this edition include:
- The nursing home industry bemoans rising costs of infection control.
- Study finds staffing shortages linked to increase in resident deaths.
- A new poll […]
The LTC Journal covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research. Topics in this edition include:
- Unsafe antipsychotic alternatives on the rise.
- Louisiana nursing home owner arrested for felony fraud and cruelty.
- RN staffing levels down 12% in 2021.
- Infection control compromised during pandemic.
What is nursing home staff turnover and why does it matter for residents? On this episode, health economist Ashvin Gandhi (assistant professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management) discusses new research on nursing home staff turnover and its impact on resident care.
Interview recorded September 9, 2021 and edited for clarity.
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LTCCC, AARP, 1199 SEIU to NYS Leaders: Require Minimum Nursing Home Hours of Care, Prioritize Reform
In the wake of the New York State Attorney General’s recent revelations about sky-high deaths and dangerous conditions in New York’s nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, leading resident and worker advocates are calling […]
The Maryland Baptist Aged Home, a small black-owned West Baltimore nursing home, is beating the odds during the pandemic and has kept its COVID-19 case count at zero. Johana Walburn, the nursing home’s administrator, joins the show to talk about the infection control practices and socially distanced activities that have helped keep Maryland Baptist’s residents […]
Infection prevention and control programs protect residents from preventable harm, injury, and death. Despite strong regulatory requirements to safeguard residents, infections continue to be a leading cause of death and needless suffering for nursing home residents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are an astounding 1.6 to 3.8 million infections […]
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