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Now that the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate, a leading industry advocate is offering guidance and templates to assist long-term care medical directors in handling requests for medical exemptions. Skilled nursing facilities ideally should use a standardized method to evaluate such staff member requests, [...]
Tue, Jan 18, 2022
Source: McKnights
Older adults with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 are nearly two-fold more likely to experience worsening mobility and physical function than their peers who haven’t had the disease, according to a new study. Investigators examined outcomes among more than 24,000 older and middle-aged adults in Canada with confirmed, probable or suspected COVID. [...]
Tue, Jan 18, 2022
Source: McKnights
Taking time off from osteoporosis medications is recommended after three to five years, but in the case of the drug risedronate, this hiatus also is tied to an increased risk of fracture among older adults, a new study finds. Participants included 25,000 matched pairs of adults aged 66 years or older [...]
Tue, Jan 18, 2022
Source: McKnights
With every state but Texas now covered by a federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate with specific deadlines, providers are facing increased urgency around ongoing vaccination campaigns. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services late Friday announced requirements for 24 states where a federal mandate was allowed to move forward by a Jan. [...]
Tue, Jan 18, 2022
Source: McKnights