Factors Associated With COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Long-Term Care Facilities: Findings from a Literature Review

Factors Associated With COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Long-Term Care Facilities: Findings from a Literature Review

Executive Summary The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected residents and staff in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities (LTCFs). While this group is in the top priority group for vaccine distribution in all states, some may remain at risk

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Despite Efforts to Slow the Spread of the Virus in Long-Term Care Facilities, KFF Analysis Finds Many States Experienced the Worst COVID-19 Outbreaks and Highest Number of Deaths in December

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For some regions of the country, recent months have brought the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care facilities since the start of the pandemic, a new KFF analysis of state-reported cases and death shows, underscoring the importance of current efforts

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Patterns in COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Long-Term Care Facilities in 2020

Patterns in COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Long-Term Care Facilities in 2020

In the recent months, the US has experienced record-breaking highs of new coronavirus cases and deaths in nearly every state across the country, and new overall cases and deaths have been higher in January 2021 than at any other point

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January 14 Web Event: A Shot in the Arm For Long-Term Care Facilities? Early Lessons from the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout to High Priority Populations

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With the pandemic taking a heavy toll among older Americans, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and most states have placed a high priority on vaccinating residents and staff of long-term care facilities. People in nursing homes and other

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Long-term care facilities celebrate, share lessons learned from COVID-19 vaccine clinics

Long-term care facilities celebrate, share lessons learned from COVID-19 vaccine clinics

As pharmacists from CVS and Walgreens have entered long-term care facilities to vaccine staff and residents against COVID-19, they have been resoundingly been met with cheers, leaders say. “As CVS wheeled the cart in, everyone started cheering,” Vassar Byrd, CEO

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Pandemic drives down hospital referrals to skilled nursing facilities

Pandemic drives down hospital referrals to skilled nursing facilities

As the Covid-19 pandemic tears through nursing homes, many patients and their families, who were on the fence, are choosing to receive care at home instead. Even before the start of the pandemic, insurers and some hospitals had begun to

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Peloton buys Precor – and its US manufacturing facilities – for $420M

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Connected fitness company Peloton, a unicorn famous for its connected-bicycle offering and virtual fitness classes, has acquired Precor, a major manufacturer of commercial fitness equipment, for $420 million. The acquisition is expected to close in early 2021. WHAT’S THE IMPACT?

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Hospital facilities team is the ‘unsung hero’ of COVID-19

Hospital facilities team is the 'unsung hero' of COVID-19

Christine Flaherty normally oversees capital improvement projects, preventive maintenance and efforts to reduce NYC Health + Hospitals’ carbon footprint. The past year has been anything but normal. Instead, she spent the better part of 10 months finding ways to handle

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Ohio rolls out service to match patients with beds in psychiatric facilities

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The state of Ohio is aiming to speed up the process of matching patients with behavioral needs to inpatient psychiatric facilities with beds available through an online platform.  The state’s Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services is rolling out

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COVID-19-related OSHA complaints, fines pile up for healthcare facilities

Fresh off Medicaid win in Missouri, Fairness Project calls for health industry to step up

Dive Brief: The Occupational Health and Safety Administration announced another $471,337 in fines Friday for safety violations related to the COVID-19 pandemic, covering the last week of October. Among 32 workplaces cited, 30 were healthcare facilities, including one ambulatory service in

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