Infection control

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 »

Flu activity could be earlier, worse than last year: CDC

The 2017-2018 flu season is just beginning, but experts hint that it could ramp up earlier and be more severe than usual. Read More »

Championing infection control

As the CMS regulations for infection control programs kick in, providers are finding that leadership matters as much as training. Read More »

NADONA and Ocean Spray partner to target antibiotic stewardship

The long-term care nursing organization and the juice company are teaming up on educational efforts to combat antibiotic resistance. Read More »

To vaccinate, or not to vaccinate

The decision of whether to get the influenza vaccine has added considerations and consequences for those who work and live in long-term care facilities.  Read More »

CDC: FluMist not recommended as vaccine again this year

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising that older adults stick to the injection versions of the flu vaccine for the 2017-18 influenza season. Read More »

New antibiotic for UTI hits market

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new antibacterial drug to treat complicated urinary tract infections.  Read More »

Germ-killing paint

Infection control takes on a new hue as some healthcare facilities are painting their problems away. Read More »

Slightly more people plan to get a flu shot this year

 A new survey from CVS found 61 percent of Americans plan to get the flu shot this year, a slight increase from last year.  Read More »

Combating pressure injuries with innovative technology

One facility shares how it is working to reduce pressure injuries for residents.  Read More »

Wound care treatments lack healing touch

Doctors and patients are turning to new therapies to treat stubborn chronic wounds, but research is lacking on whether they are helping.  Read More »

Purdue develops automatic UTI sensor

The product works completely without caregiver intervention and has higher accuracy rates that over-the-counter kits, researchers say.  Read More »

Retirement community tub source of Legionnaires’ disease

Two residents in a Florida retirement community tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease. Read More »