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The first clear traces of the Omicron variant of COVID in the nursing home data are for the week ending 12-26-21 and will be included in our February dashboard update. Resident & staff cases have been rising rapidly since 12-19-21. spr.ly/6014KEITi
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As of mid-December, more than 4 in 5 health care staff in nursing homes were fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but only 1 in 5 had received a booster dose. spr.ly/6013KEa4l
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Because low levels of health literacy result in economic & health costs, an obvious solution is to improve literacy levels. Researchers, providers, insurers and policy makers all have a role in advancing medication literacy. spr.ly/6010KBqUg
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There are now more COVID-19 cases in nursing homes than ever before, and deaths are rising as well. AARP is calling on nursing homes to require COVID-19 booster shots for residents and staff.
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There is considerable variation in rates of booster uptake in nursing homes by state. Especially where vaccination and booster uptake are lagging, states must act with urgency to protect vulnerable residents. spr.ly/6013KEaNW
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Nursing home residents were among the first to be fully vaccinated last year, and the message from recent data is clear: nursing home residents and staff need booster shots now as we see another surge in COVID cases. spr.ly/6014KEa2n
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My blog with @AriHouser highlights the most recent data that supports the position that nursing homes should require boosters for all residents and staff. Omicron is Hitting Nursing Homes. Booster Shots Are Critical for This Vulnerable Population. blog.aarp.org/thinking-polic…
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At the state level, the percentage of nursing home residents who have received a #COVID19 booster dose ranges from 28% in Arizona to 77% in North Dakota. Staff who have been boosted ranges from 11% in Indiana to 42% in Hawaii. spr.ly/6013KEIj1
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New episode! Susan Reinhard of @AARPPolicy joins "Elevate Eldercare" to discuss the power of data and research when fighting for change in long-term care: Even though challenging the status quo is tough, informed changemakers can and must be tougher. thegreenhouseproject.org/pod…
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Hot off the press! @AARPpolicy highlights the advantages of our universal caregiver model. Small-house design is only part of the Green House difference, and AARP calls on nursing homes to consider our model as a solution to the workforce crisis in LTC! aarp.org/ppi/info-2022/ltss-…
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AARP is calling on nursing homes to require COVID-19 booster shots for residents and staff. @susanpolicy @AriHouser
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The data is clear. COVID booster doses are protecting nursing home residents from infection. Still, while 7 out of 8 were fully vaccinated as of mid-December, only about half had also received a booster dose. spr.ly/6011KEa0F
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As of mid-December, about half of nursing home residents (50%) were fully vaccinated against #COVID19 with a booster dose, while only 1 in 5 direct care staff (20%) had received a booster shot. spr.ly/6017KEIpZ
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AARP is calling on nursing homes to require COVID-19 booster shots for residents and staff. Data show rate of new infections in nursing home residents who received a booster dose is more than 90% lower. spr.ly/6019KEaIt
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Today, 86% of adults ages 65+ regularly take at least one prescription medication; 42% take five or more. If their “medication literacy” is low, there can be health and financial impacts. spr.ly/6013KBqUP
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The world and the way we live in it are changing. To help consider these changes, their challenges and benefits, AARP has identified five megatrends that are shaping the future of work and how they will impact people ages 50 and older. #futureofwork spr.ly/6011KDg8c
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