Infection control

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 »

Senior Care Coronavirus News Roundup for Tuesday, 4/28

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

Senior Care Coronavirus News Roundup for Wednesday, 4/8: Virtual Bingo and More

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

Survey: Senior Care Leaders Extremely Concerned About COVID-19 Impacts and Supplies

The Institute for the Advancement of Senior Care and its leading media brand, i Advance Senior Care, are conducting surveys to uncover COVID-19’s current impact on senior care and long-term care facilities in the United States. The results of the initial survey are now available. Read More »

Coronavirus preparedness for senior care facilities: The latest scientific recommendations

Guidelines for preventing COVID-19 and managing coronavirus infection in senior care facilities are rapidly evolving. Read on for the latest. Read More »

Coronavirus: The role of social distancing in senior care facilities

Social distancing is challenging in a senior care facility. Here we share expert advice for social distancing at meals and with visitors Read More »

CMS releases new Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in nursing homes

The rapid worldwide spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is obviously of great concern to long-term care facilities. As with most things, however, preparation is preferable to panic, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have released new guidance that should help with these efforts. Read More »

Surviving Flu Season

This annual scourge can be a major health threat for residents and staff. Read More »

7 Tips for Infection Prevention in Diabetes Care

Regular finger sticks and insulin injections offer a small but real chance of infection, but common sense protocols can reduce that risk.   Read More »

Editors’ pick: Top 10 infection control stories for 2017

This year's mandates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on recurring infection rates, new definitions for urinary tract infections in the 2017 RAI User’s Manual and the latest surveillance data on multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) made infection control one of 2017's biggest topics. Read More »