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Dr. Buffy working with MSF

Dr. Buffy working with MSF

Older adults living in assisted living facilities, like nursing homes and adult foster care facilities, is accounting for the majority of deaths from COVID-19 because of their age and underlying medical conditions.   Dr. Buffy and Doctors Without Borders/Médecins...
When to Take COVID Positive Residents off of Isolation

When to Take COVID Positive Residents off of Isolation

There have been many questions around “when do we let COVID positive residents off of isolation… even if they continue to test positive?” Please see the information on “persistent positive” below when making this decision. What is the current policy for having a...
Three ways to make nursing homes safer in this face of a pandemic

Three ways to make nursing homes safer in this face of a pandemic

IPCWell is dedicated to reducing the harms and deaths associated with infections in all healthcare settings, with a special focus on underserved and under-resourced facilities such as nursing homes. Healthcare facilities hire IPCWell to evaluate their current...
IPCWELL Is In The News Again

IPCWELL Is In The News Again

A Better Future! IPCWell is advocating to improve patient outcomes in nursing facilities.   Read the full article here 
9 Women in STEM Who Might Just Save Us All

9 Women in STEM Who Might Just Save Us All

From vaccine developments to vital testing kits, women in the science world are making critical strides in helping humanity combat the novel coronavirus.   As time — and the coronavirus crisis — go on, we’re starting to see small glimmers of hope for a cure, and...
COVID-19 Update 11 May 2020

COVID-19 Update 11 May 2020

As of May 4, 2020, the US now has 1,300,696 (178,210 new since May 4, 2020) COVID-19 cases with 78,771 (13,036 new since May 4, 2020) deaths.   You can track your states COVID-19 cases and deaths here (updated daily at noon ET)   This week’s update will...
Nursing Home Faces Uphill Battle as the Industry Struggles to Rebuild

Nursing Home Faces Uphill Battle as the Industry Struggles to Rebuild

After the coronavirus shuttered nursing homes across the country and turned the industry upside down, health department officials and infectious disease experts are now tasked with planning for what the future of nursing homes will look like after the pandemic.  ...