Tally of nursing home deaths during Irma was too low

Hurricane Irma killed many more people in nursing homes in Florida than officials counted, report researchers.

Brown University • futurity
Oct. 8, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: death hurricanes nursing-homes natural-disasters government health-and-medicine

Tuned lighting helps older adults get a good night’s sleep

Tuned LED lighting that changes color and intensity over the course of a day and night helps older adults in nursing homes get a better night's sleep.

Brown University • futurity
Oct. 7, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: sleep nursing-homes light older-adults health-and-medicine led

20% of US nursing homes still report PPE shortages

Six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, nursing homes in the US continue to report severe shortages of staff and personal protective equipment (PPE).

Bob Marcotte-U. Rochester • futurity
Aug. 24, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 nursing-homes health-and-medicine

How one community improved COVID-19 nursing home care with collaboration and communication

A new approach is making a big difference in Virginia.

Laurie Archbald-Pannone, Associate Professor Medicine, Geriatrics, University of Virginia • conversation
Aug. 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: innovation covid-19 coronavirus pandemic elderly nursing-homes hospitals healthcare-workers nurses long-term-care

More COVID cases in nursing homes with 3 factors

Residents of long-term care facilities with lower nurse staffing levels and other factors have higher rates of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths, research finds.

Mark Michaud-Rochester • futurity
June 22, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 nursing-homes nurses health-and-medicine

Coronavirus shows how ageism is harmful to health of older adults

Prejudice toward older Americans can impact their physical and emotional health.

Phillip W. Schnarrs, Associate Professor of Population Health, University of Texas at Austin • conversation
June 15, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  public-health  covid-19  coronavirus  aging  nursing-homes  prejudice  older-adults  living-longer-2020  older-people  ageism  senior-citizens

How coronavirus could forever change home health care, leaving vulnerable older adults without care and overburdening caregivers

Home health care is a much trickier question after COVID-19, and that becomes an issue for millions of older people who rely on home health care, as well as the workers who care for them.

Paula Rochon, Senior research scientist, University of Toronto • conversation
May 18, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus pandemic medicare medicaid nursing-homes older-adults living-longer-2020 nurses senior-citizens

Pandemic decision: Caregiving at home or a nursing home?

What's better during the pandemic, caregiving at home or a nursing home? An expert in palliative and long-term care offers some advice.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 nursing-homes seniors featured health-and-medicine caregivers pandemics

Pandemic decision: Caregiving at home or a nursing home?

What's better during the pandemic, caregiving at home or a nursing home? An expert in palliative and long-term care offers some advice.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 nursing-homes seniors featured health-and-medicine caregivers pandemics

Nursing homes prepped for pandemic but big gaps remain

After the "bird flu" pandemic, nursing homes took steps to prepare for the next pandemic, a survey in Michigan finds. COVID-19 reveals remaining shortfalls.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
May 6, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: influenza covid-19 nursing-homes health-and-medicine pandemics

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