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Long-term care providers still struggling with COVID-19 and working under their activated emergency plans will continue to be exempt from their next required full-scale emergency exercise, according to newly revised federal guidance. Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Monday issued an [...]
Tue, Jun 22, 2021
Source: McKnights
A new study suggests a strong need for healthcare providers to discuss aspirin use with older patients and to review with them all of the risks and benefits of continuing aspirin treatment for cardiovascular disease prevention. The cross-sectional study, by researchers from Johns Hopkins, Ohio State University and King Saud University, [...]
Tue, Jun 22, 2021
Source: McKnights
Growing evidence suggests that statin therapy, used to reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, or bad cholesterol, for adults aged 65 or more years, is not associated with incident dementia, mild cognitive impairment or decline in individual cognition domains. Statins, according to an observational study recently published in the Journal of the [...]
Tue, Jun 22, 2021
Source: McKnights
Long-term care providers sensing extra strain from family members due to COVID-19 policies should not feel singled out. Many providers across the country are being put under immense pressure by resident families to loosen their COVID-19 restrictions — even when there are cases within the facility. Frustration among families has [...]
Tue, Jun 22, 2021
Source: McKnights