The low unemployment rate in the U.S. -- which fell to a 49 year-low in September and October -- is good news to many people, but perhaps not to residents of nursing homes.
A summit convened by the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) National Adult Vaccination Program (NAVP) has resulted in a roadmap for advancing immunization efforts in long-term care (LTC) facilities.
Comparing Appropriateness of Antibiotics for Nursing Home Residents by Setting of Prescription Initiation
The pervasive, often inappropriate, use of antibiotics in healthcare settings has been identified as a major public health threat due to the resultant widespread emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Non-hospital residential facilities are important reservoirs for MRSA transmission.
Treating acutely ill nursing home residents in place and avoiding hospitalizations when possible is better for their health and for the healthcare system.
Each year, 150,000 U.S. nursing home residents will receive a urinary catheter—half of whom will develop a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI).
The number of doctors and advance practitioners in the United States who focus on nursing home care rose by more than one-third between 2012 and 2015, according to a new study published today in JAMA from researchers at the Perelman Schoo
The failure to change gloves is common among certified nursing assistants, and may be a significant cause of the spread of dangerous pathogens in nursing homes and long-term healthcare settings, according to a new study published in the S