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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
This retrospective cohort study evaluated the clinical characteristics of patients admitted to a UK hospital with community-acquired SARS-CoV-2 infections (particularly those over the age of 80), as well as nosocomial SARS-CoV-2 infections acquired by already hospitalized patients. 450 patients were Read More
A 150-bed skilled nursing facility utilized heat mapping to characterize the dissemination and spread of a severe outbreak of SARS-CoV-2. This technique in this publication overlaid colored indicators on top of a designated mapping space, in this case the facility Read More
This article comes from the European Cardiology Review: Released on 4/27/2020. Researchers detail the ethical decision-making issues when treating elderly patients with coronavirus disease globally and specifically in Madrid, Spain, an area hit particularly hard by COVID-19. Prioritization, Ageism, and Read More
HEALTH CARE WORKERS This article focuses on the continued problem of nursing home staffing as highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Even before the pandemic, nursing home shortages of direct-care staff were common and persistent. The fact that nursing home residents Read More

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