Gerontology & Geriatrics

Alternatives to nursing homes get $12B boost in COVID-19 law

With the memory of the pandemic's toll in nursing homes still raw, the COVID-19 relief law is offering states a generous funding boost for home- and community-based care as an alternative to institutionalizing disabled people.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New study finds COVID-19 vaccines highly effective in nursing homes

In what is believed to be the first published study of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, a research team co-led by the Yale School of Public Health found a widely used vaccine ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Nursing home residents can get hugs again, feds say

Nursing home residents vaccinated against COVID-19 can get hugs again from their loved ones, and all residents may enjoy more indoor visits, the government said Wednesday in a step toward pre-pandemic normalcy.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dramatic decline seen in COVID-19 cases, deaths at U.S. nursing homes

New COVID-19 cases in U.S. nursing homes have fallen to their lowest number since the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) started keeping track in May 2020, which suggests that vaccines are helping and that it ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sharp drop seen in COVID testing as new cases plateau

The amount of COVID-19 testing being done in the United States has fallen by 30% in recent weeks, even though testing can curb the spread of coronavirus and spot new outbreaks quickly.


South Korea starts vaccinating, but people over 65 must wait

South Korea administered its first coronavirus vaccines Friday to people at long-term care facilities, launching a mass immunization campaign that authorities hope will restore some level of normalcy by the end of the year.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

COVID cases, deaths plummet in nursing homes after vaccine rollout

In a hopeful turnaround during a long pandemic, U.S. nursing homes that were once the epicenter of coronavirus infections are now seeing both cases and deaths fall steeply as the country's vaccination rollout starts to take ...

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