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Contact precautions, or CP, don’t need to be deemed an "essential practice" to prevent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus prevention in acute care facilities, according to doctors who recently issued a report on industry guidance.

When a person has a seizure after a stroke — something known as a poststroke seizure, or PSS — it’s linked to a higher risk for poorer outcomes, disability, dementia and death, according to a new study.

A new report finds that less than half of the nurses in the US are fully engaged on the job — something that could have implications on care at long-term care communities. That’s where 14.7% of nurses say they’re not engaged with their work.

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As operators continue to parse a proposed federal staffing mandate, one of the biggest concerns is for workers who get little attention in the proposed regulations: the licensed practical nurses whom many consider to be the sector’s nursing backbone.

A proposed federal staffing mandate would force an estimated 4,000 skilled nursing beds out of service in Michigan, according to an analysis by the state’s largest nursing home advocacy group. 

A healthcare provider with a history of violating federal wage laws since 2013 is back in the hot seat with the US Department of Labor, which seeks more than $180,000 in back wages for misclassifying workers at a staffing agency.

Adoption of robotics, analytics growing among largest senior care organizations: LZ200 … Proposed revisions to Washington state ’s long-term care insurance plan launch new wave of protests …  AARP survey underscores importance of long-term care support to voters over 45 … ‘Unprecedented’ season sees vaccines for three major respiratory viruses affecting seniors

Elderly patients who receive high-quality primary care are more likely to get the shingles vaccine upon a doctor’s recommendation, according to a new Japanese study.

Using input received from long-term care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian researchers have identified several recommendations aimed at improving future pandemic preparedness, worker mental health and patient care delivery.

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