Nursing homes are in critical need of staff

Jan 11, 2022
Some nursing homes say they can't compete for workers, as fast-food places and other retailers have raised wages.
Ashley Rose (left) and Patsy Wilkerson (right) are occupational therapy assistant who work at Knollwood Manor in Lafayette, Tennessee. They joke that they’re also certified nursing assistant assistants because the nursing home is so short on CNAs they end up picking up many of their duties.
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Relief and confusion as COVID-19 vaccines reach nursing homes

Dec 23, 2020
The vaccine rollout will be a heavy lift for many homes that have been dealing with outbreaks, equipment shortages and labor challenges.
An 88-year-old nursing home resident in Florida prepares to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech  vaccine.
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Pharmacy chains will lead vaccine delivery to seniors in long-term care

Dec 16, 2020
Many of the companies already work with those facilities to supply drugs and provide flu shots for residents.
A man holds his wife's hands through the wall of a plastic "hug tent" outside a Colorado nursing facility. Elderly people in long-term care are prioritized for COVID-19 vaccination.
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Japan's long-term care dilemma: Immigrants or robots?

Mar 8, 2016
With more young people in the workforce, who will take care of an aging population?
Is this the future of senior care? Japan thinks it may be. 
Sally Herships

Nursing home care is changing, and it may save money

Apr 24, 2015
A program sends doctors into nursing homes, instead of patients into hospitals.

A scary, behind-the-scenes look at assisted living

Jul 30, 2013
Assisted-living facilities have been billed as the better alternative to nursing homes for many elderly. But with little regulation, many patients are ending up hurt, or worse.

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