This call to action was written by an international consortium of long term care researchers.  They draw a direct line from the societal under-responses, globally, for the support and safety of workers in nursing homes to the devaluation of these 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 article examines the COVID-19 preparedness of fifty-six nursing homes across the United States. 56 of 942 nursing homes surveyed responded to this survey The greatest preparedness concerns of the 56 nursing homes in this study were: lack of supplies 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
The authors of this paper discuss a framework to consider the multiple reasons that residents of long term care facilities have been especially vulnerable to COVID-19. They specifically highlight frailty as a construct, which is already systematically measured in most Read More
This study is a cross-sectional analysis of Connecticut nursing homes to determine the correlation of nursing home registered nurses (RN staffing), overall quality of care, and concentration of Medicaid or racial and ethnic minority residents with COVID-19 cases and deaths 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
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
This article discusses that across the US, nursing homes are reporting a high number of COVID-19 deaths among residents. As of May 21, 2020, at least 35,000 COVID-19 deaths in the US were of nursing home or long-term care facility Read More

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