Man Hugs After 8 Years Thanks to OTA Students

After suffering from a stroke eight years ago, Kevin Eubanks was left with weakness in his left arm which inhibited his ability to hug among other things. Knowing how much her father missed giving hugs and had difficulty performing daily activities, Emily Sisco, occupational therapy assistant and adjunct professor at Arkansas State University, gave the…

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Booster Uptake Among Residents at 67% in Nursing Homes while Staff Lag Behind at 27%

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently held a stakeholder call to discuss recent developments on the COVID-19 pandemic. Skilled Nursing News reports both agencies shared concerns regarding low booster uptake rates among nursing home staff and the surge in infections due to the omicron…

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More Nursing Home Staff Willing to Get Vaccinated

The long-term care industry was among the first out of many to receive COVID-19 vaccines in December of last year. While some staff members were eager to receive the vaccination, others hesitated. OnShift, a software firm, conducted a survey of post-acute and senior living workers to assess their willingness to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The…

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Nursing Home Staff Strongly Encouraged to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

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The federal government is instructing nursing home staff to get vaccinated as soon as the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available. They are being asked to not wait for the vaccines to be available in the nursing homes in partnership with pharmacies such as CVS Health and Walgreens. These two pharmacies have partnered¬†with the federal government to…

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