Gerontology & Geriatrics

COVID deaths and cases are rising again at US nursing homes

COVID-19 infections are soaring again at U.S. nursing homes because of the omicron wave, and deaths are climbing too, leading to new restrictions on family visits and a renewed push to get more residents and staff members ...

Medical economics

Quality of home health care differs in rural vs. urban settings

The quality of home health care varies by location, with rural home health care agencies initiating care more quickly while urban agencies excel in preventing hospitalizations, according to a new study by researchers at NYU ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

California to extend indoor mask mandate until mid-February

California's indoor mask mandate was extended into mid-February to help prevent the astonishing spike in coronavirus cases from overwhelming hospitals but the state's health director said Wednesday additional restrictions ...

Medical economics

Employment of nurses decreased early in COVID-19 pandemic

(HealthDay)—Employment of nurses decreased early in the COVID-19 pandemic, then rebounded in most sectors, apart from nursing homes, according to a study published in the January issue of Health Affairs.

Health

Integrating health and social care: Seven steps for success

The widespread deaths of the elderly in care homes that occurred as a result of poor decisions by government at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, revealed the lack of knowledge about how the care sector works.

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