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 ...

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