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Facilities This article by Bowblis and Applebaum analyses the prevalence of COVID-19 in nursing homes in Ohio, finding that prevalence was not associated with facility quality ratings. Due to factors including resident frailty and staff inability to social distance at Read More
Facilities This virtual presentation hosted by the Jefferson College of Public Health and the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems addresses data, experiences, challenges, and recommendations related to crisis management in long-term care facilities during the pandemic. There is Read More
This news article is an opinion piece that challenges the idea that “better” nursing homes were less likely to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grabowski’s research teams concluded that the factors most predictive of a coronavirus outbreak are location Read More
This cross-sectional study examines associations between county prevalence data and characteristics of 3,357 skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) in 25 states (341 Genesis facilities and 3,016 non-Genesis), including 64 Genesis SNFs which underwent universal testing. 118 (35%) Genesis and 640 (21.2%) Read More
This article was published on June 1st, 2020 in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA). A group of medical directors from several New York skilled nursing facilities (SNF) give detailed consensus policy recommendations on COVID-19 management. Key Read More
This European article focuses on emergency medicine palliative care guidelines for assessment and treatment of COVID-19 patients who are stable, unstable or near the end of life. 3 categories of palliative care patients were created by initial assessment (WHO early Read More
This article was published on July 9th, 2020 by the Journal of Advanced Nursing (JAN). It examines social distancing guidelines in long term care (LTC) facilities in Canada and the difficulties it creates as a by-product to the mental and Read More
]This case report details the association between hip and lower limb fractures in three elderly patients and COVID-19. It was published on 4/7/2020 out of Isfehan University of Medical Science in Iran by the Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery. Read More
This research letter discusses a study that employed universal COVID testing of previously untested nursing home residents across 11 Maryland long-term care facilities. Untested residents were asymptomatic. This study identified an additional 354 cases of positive SARS-CoV-2 infection(39.6% of residents Read More
This review of the literature explores the impact of COVID-19 on the elderly, reasons for susceptibility, clinical features of the disease, and treatment challenges. Pathophysiological Changes in Older Adults Aging has been strongly associated with worse COVID-19 outcomes via mechanisms Read More

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