Why shut nurses out of decision-making?

The Guardian (05/27/2020) – Nurses are part of the invisible army keeping hospitals, care homes, hospices and community services going against great odds. Every week we are applauded on doorsteps and candles are put in windows. Full story »

Alzheimer’s gene linked to severe COVID-19 risk

Web MD (05/27/2020) – The APOE e4e4 gene variant is known to increase Alzheimer's risk up to 14 times. It also increases heart disease risk. Full story »

101-year-old WWII vet, daughter beat coronavirus together at Maryland nursing home

New York Post (05/24/2020) – A 101-year-old World War II veteran and his 73-year-old daughter — who live at the same Maryland nursing home — were able to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend together after both beating the coronavirus Full story »

Long-term care facilities find new activities for residents

The Day (05/25/2020) – As difficult and unprecedented as their jobs have become, the professionals in these facilities whose jobs are to nurture their residents all say they are gratified and feel blessed by the experiences. Full story »

As CMS relaxes telehealth rules, skilled nursing startup Call9 sees second chance at success as curve

Skilled Nursing News (05/18/2020) – Skilled nursing telehealth provider Call9 last year became another casualty of a central tension between innovation and reality: The law often takes years to catch up to new technology. Full story »

CMS Issues Guidance to States on Reopening Nursing Homes: Universal testing needed to lift visitation ban

Skilled Nursing News (05/18/2020) – CMS announced that states have flexibility on deciding how the criteria in the guidelines should be implemented, given the variety in how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting different communities. Full story »

Denver Psychiatric Nurse Gets Uplifting Message From Fellow Nurses

DENVER (CBS4) (05/17/2020) – A group of nurses from the Mental Health Center of Denver delivered an uplifting surprise to one of their co-workers. They held up signs outside UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital on Wednesday to show the psychiatric nurse they love and miss her. Full story »

Tablets helps long-term care residents stay connected

News4JAX (05/16/2020) – FLEMING ISLAND, Fla. – The Alzheimer’s Association has partnered with Florida’s Department of Elder Affairs to provide senior-friendly tablets to nursing homes and assisted-living facilities.

It’s part of what’s called Project Vital, an effort to provide seniors and others in long-term care facilities, with ways to stimulate their minds and memories amid the shutdown caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Full story »

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