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COVID-19 tests sent to nursing homes bring new problems

The federal government’s response to COVID-19 brings to mind a quote from former President Ronald Reagan: “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” Or, as one skilled nursing home executive recently told The New York Times: “At the moment we’re in testing hell.”...

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Nursing home neglect is possible when families can't visit

Nursing home neglect lawyers explain why families want to visit Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many states prohibited nursing homes from allowing visitors, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Now, many families want state officials to remove restrictions and allow families to visit loved ones in nursing homes, according to AL.com News. Little has...

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How prevalent are hip fractures among nursing home residents?

Hip fractures are among the most common types of serious injuries sustained in nursing homes. When residents are properly cared for and nursing home staff provide adequate assistance, these injuries can be prevented. Hip fractures are generally common in older adults and can lead to serious complications or death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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Leave policies should support sick nursing home workers staying home to avoid spreading infection

Preventing infection is vital in facilities like nursing homes to cut the risk of transmitting illnesses. That means employees at healthcare sites must learn to stay home when sick. HealthLeaders revealed a study that found healthcare workers often come to work sick and that flexible sick leave policies may help stop that. What causes infections in...

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Why is cleanliness critical for nursing home resident safety?

Nursing homes are similar to other health care facilities when it comes to the risk of exposure to unsanitary conditions. Residents and their families should be able to expect cleanliness and sanitary conditions in a nursing home. Nursing residents often suffer from several conditions linked to their age. Their immune systems are often not adequately...

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