The Edward C. Allworth Veterans’ Home in Oregon was ready and waiting when COVID-19 to arrive on its doorstep, thanks to a comprehensive, far-reaching plan of action. Learn about their preparations and experience.
Much of the U.S. population has experienced some level of isolation since the beginning of the pandemic. A broad body of research links social isolation and loneliness to both poor mental and physical health.
In early 2020, CMS revised its survey process for long-term care facilities to focus on COVID-19 awareness and preparedness. What do facilities need to know?
Under the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care, providers will continue to see focused dementia care surveys that pay special attention to usage of antipsychotic medication therapies.
Mental health challenges were already widespread in the U.S., and existing evidence suggests that the conditions created by COVID-19 would exacerbate many of them, leading to negative impacts and a serious mental health crisis.
Nursing Home Compare now includes an icon for facilities cited for issues related to nursing home abuse or neglect. While the goal of this new alert is to prevent abuse and neglect of residents, its application may go too far and discourage care for people who need it badly.
While the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic weighs differently on each person, there are specific ways it is impacting the mental health of most individuals around our world. are five indications that COVID-19 is pushing the U.S. toward a mental health crisis.