COVID-19 Updates

AMDA’s new COVID vaccine PowerPoint can help answer resident, staff concerns

A toolkit created by industry clinicians aims to help long-term care operators address questions about getting vaccinated. A PowerPoint presentation is available to share with staff and residents.

Higher vitamin D doses linked to greater falls injury in older adults

A new investigation revealed that 1,000 IU/day of vitamin D supplements were no better at preventing falls in seniors than a lower dose of 200 IU/day. Higher doses were also linked to serious falls and hospitalization.

Multiple jobs held by nurses, direct care workers tied to coronavirus transmission

Many healthcare workers with secondary jobs move across health settings, and 15% of second jobs for personal care and nursing aides are in other essential occupations, investigators say.


Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Dec. 9

Coronavirus ravaging Colorado nursing homes again, killing hundreds more … LeadingAge urges Biden-Harris team to ‘fortify aging services,’ reduce COVID in older Americans … Nursing homes had ‘substantially higher’ COVID cases, deaths than HCBS programs … Universal flu vaccine candidate has success in early trial … Kaiser Permanente to study statins’ effect on Alzheimer’s disease…