Largest operator of nursing homes in U.S. issues vaccine mandate for all workers

(HealthDay)—The United States’ largest operator of nursing homes said Wednesday that its workers must get vaccinated against COVID-19 if they want to keep their jobs. The announcement from Pennsylvania-based Genesis Healthcare—which has 70,000 employees at nearly 400 nursing homes and senior communities—suggests the nursing home industry’s reluctance to force employees […]

Biden seeks $400 billion to buttress long-term care. A look at what’s at stake.

There's widespread agreement that it's important to help older adults and people with disabilities remain independent as long as possible. But are we prepared to do what's necessary, as a nation, to make this possible? That's the challenge President Joe Biden has put forward with his bold proposal to spend […]

Nursing faculty links heart failure trajectory to caregiver and social issues

Two new American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statements led and co-authored by Lisa Kitko, Penn State College of Nursing associate dean for graduate education and associate professor, articulated that heart failure-related issues, as they pertain to patients’ caregivers, like financial and healthcare discrepancies, can significantly impact the patient’s illness trajectory. […]