Infection control

The Importance of Preparing for Flu Season in 2020

Given the added risks presented by COVID-19, flu control measures are more important than ever this year. Read More »

[Webinar on Demand] COVID-19 Solutions for Senior Care Facilities

A new i Advance Senior Care webinar for executives, administrators, directors and other care leaders at senior care and LTC facilities.   The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the senior care facility industry and thrust us into a period of uncertainty. While many facilities are attempting to reopen and achieve a "new normal," we're still navigating new challenges in keeping residents and employees safe.   Join us on October 14 for a webinar that will review the impact of the pandemic on the industry and examine important steps and solutions that allow for improved safety. We'll highlight best practices and success stories from facilities that have successfully adapted to the challenges of the pandemic. Read More »

Safely Welcoming Visitors to Senior Care Facilities

Allowing visitors back is full of new challenges. Here are some strategies to keep in mind. Read More »

Special Report: Caring for the LGBTQ+ Population

The resources in this new report can help senior care leaders learn from what other facilities are doing and better protect the seniors in your care. Read More »

An Experimental Drug Seeks to Stop COVID-19 Outbreaks in Nursing Homes

A new clinical trial assesses the safety and effectiveness of LY-CoV555, an antibody against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Read More »

Significant Provider Victory in Major COVID-19 Case

Life Care Center of Kirkland has achieved a significant legal victory relating to its much-maligned handling of an early COVID-19 outbreak. Read More »

COVID-19 Emergency Prep: Are You Ready for What’s Next?

Learn how to develop a workable pandemic infection control plan that reduces the risk (and impact) of future COVID-19 outbreaks. Read More »

[Free CE Webinar] Infection Prevention in Long-Term Care: Focus on the Environment

A new i Advance Senior Care webinar for executives, administrators, directors and other care leaders at senior care and LTC facilities.   The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the senior care facility industry and thrust us into a period of uncertainty. While many facilities are attempting to reopen and achieve a "new normal," we're still navigating new challenges in keeping residents and employees safe.   Join us on October 14 for a webinar that will review the impact of the pandemic on the industry and examine important steps and solutions that allow for improved safety. We'll highlight best practices and success stories from facilities that have successfully adapted to the challenges of the pandemic. Read More »

View From the Trenches: Interview with Dr. Arif Nazir

Dr. Nazir talks about COVID testing, therapeutics, and keeping spirits high during this challenging time. Read More »

Best Practices to Integrate Contact Tracing into Daily Senior Care Facility Operations

Contact tracing is an essential tool in helping to prevent COVID-19 transmission, and it’s a tool that all senior care facilities need to implement. Read More »

How COVID-19 Could Bring a Resurgence of the “Neighborhood” Planning Model

This model features a smaller dining room and living room in each smaller “neighborhood,” reducing congestion and potential disease spread. Read More »

View From the Trenches: Interview with Dr. Karl Steinberg, President-Elect of AMDA

Dr. Steinberg champions the care provided by nursing homes and the value of perspective and kindness. Read More »

How Senior Care Facilities Can Improve Family Communication and Connections During the Pandemic

With COVID and budget constraints, senior care facilities are searching for ways to connect residents and their families. Read More »

Are More Civil Money Penalties the Answer?

CMS has announced that it has imposed more than $15 million in civil money penalties (CMPs) on more than 3,400 nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Is this effective? Read More »

Strategies to Facilitate Safe In-Person Visits

Some facilities are moving toward allowing in-person visits again. But this is a complicated decision that needs to be made deliberately and cautiously. Read More »

COVID-19 and the Elderly: Could MMR Vaccination Slow the Pandemic?

There is an important possible explanation for why there is such difference of COVID-19 mortality rates: the implementation of MMR vaccination programs. Read More »

Special Report: COVID-19 and the Senior Care Industry

The resources in this new report can help senior care leaders learn from what other facilities are doing and better protect the seniors in your care. Read More »

How Maryland Baptist Aged Home Avoided COVID-19

Learn how administrators at the Maryland Baptist Aged Home in Baltimore have prevented COVID-19 from entering the facility. Read More »

Clinical Trials Test New Drug for Prevention of COVID-19 in Elderly Residents

The drug has been shown in lab studies to inhibit the replication of many respiratory viruses, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. Read More »

Beyond the Mask: How Caregivers Can Still Make Personal Connections

For senior care facility residents, interacting with caregivers, doctors, and specialists wearing PPE, particularly masks, can be an alienating experience. Read More »

What We Can Learn from Vernon Manor’s Zero Positive COVID-19 Cases

Thanks to quick and comprehensive action, all 93 residents of this family-owned post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term care facility have tested negative for COVID-19. Read More »

Precautions to Take When Admitting Visitors During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In compassionate care situations, facilities may want to allow families to visit with their loved ones. Here are some guidelines for keeping those visits safe. Read More »

CMS to Enforce Nursing Homes’ COVID-19 Reporting Effective June 7

A minimum of every seven days, nursing homes are now required to report COVID-19 information to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read More »

Strategies Facilities Can Use to Optimize Their Current PPE Supply

With PPE in short supply, facilities increasingly need to conserve their existing stock and find creative ways to source additional supplies. Read More »

Senior Care Coronavirus News Roundup for Tuesday, 5/26

IASC's periodic roundup of coronavirus-related news of interest to senior care leaders. Read More »

Senior Care Coronavirus News Roundup for Tuesday, 5/19

IASC's periodic roundup of coronavirus-related news of interest to senior care leaders. Read More »

Senior Care Coronavirus News Roundup for Tuesday, 5/12

IASC's periodic roundup of coronavirus-related news of interest to senior care leaders. Read More »

Senior Care Coronavirus News Roundup for Tuesday, 5/5

IASC's periodic roundup of coronavirus-related news of interest to senior care leaders. Read More »

President Trump Announces New Pandemic-Related Measures To Protect Seniors

In a statement issued April 30th, President Trump reiterated his support for the nation's seniors and announced new COVID-related protection measures. Read More »

Senior Care Coronavirus News Roundup for Thursday, 4/30

IASC's periodic roundup of coronavirus-related news of interest to senior care leaders. Read More »