Nursing Homes Close Units Due to Staffing Shortages

The skilled nursing industry has faced many obstacles since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though the industry saw a slight increase in occupancy rates this year, the industry as a whole is experiencing unprecedented instability, reports McKnight’s. Operators are still struggling to fill beds. In fact, they don’t even know how many beds…

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CMS Allows Nursing Homes to Limit Visitations

Nursing homes are now allowed to restrict some visitations. McKnight’s reports the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is making “very limited and rare exceptions” for nursing homes. With the recent surge of the COVID-19 omicron variant, the three major nursing home associations made a special request to CMS to allow some restrictions for…

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Elder Care Sector Should Prepare for Increasing Arthritis Cases Among Seniors

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A recent national survey has concluded more adults are being diagnosed with activity-limiting arthritis. This is especially prevalent in seniors reports McKnights. Researchers who conducted the study state the public health sector should start preparing for upcoming challenges when providing care to these individuals. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported the National…

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