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NADONA 2020 annual conference The nation’s oldest association for long-term care directors of nursing is nearing the finish line for pre-game preparations for its annual educational conference and exhibition. The 2020 NADONA meeting will be held online Nov. 4, 5 and 10-12, with pre-conference workshops Nov. 2. The prospectus can be [...]
Fri, Sep 18, 2020
Source: McKnights
Long-term care facilities with a preventive COVID-19 testing strategy experienced far fewer infections compared with facilities that conducted tests in response to illness, according to a county-wide study published Thursday by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Investigators tracked COVID-19 infections in 28 Fulton County, Georgia, facilities this spring, including [...]
Fri, Sep 18, 2020
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Providers who fail to facilitate in-person visitations “without a reasonable clinical or safety cause” could be cited and face other penalties under new guidance issued Thursday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The agency updated its guidance on nursing home visitation during the COVID-19 pandemic, which creates a framework [...]
Fri, Sep 18, 2020
Source: McKnights
Michael Wasserman, M.D. The much-anticipated report outlining COVID-19 problems in nursing homes and offering corresponding recommendations elicited a range of opinions from stakeholders Thursday. Among those heaping generous amounts of praise was Michael Wasserman, M.D., CMD, geriatrician and president of the California Association of Long-Term Care Medicine. “I think the recommendations put forth [...]
Fri, Sep 18, 2020
Source: McKnights