The nursing home staffing crisis right now is like nothing we’ve seen before
January 20, 2022
The omicron wave is hitting nursing homes hard, with infections among residents and staff reaching record highs in recent weeks.
There were more than 40,000 residents who tested positive last week, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost a 10-fold rise since November. Cases for staff hit a record high of more than 67,000 cases the first week of January, but started to decline last week.
CMS guidance affirms availability of long-term care pharmacy services for patients with chronic care needs
January 26, 2022
Where and how Americans access health care services—including pharmacy care—is evolving faster than ever before. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with industry shifts toward value-based care models, has continued to drive health care service delivery to an increasingly popular setting: the patient’s home.
Ninety percent of Americans age 50 and older report they want to continue living at home as they age.1 1 Add to that a growing number of Americans with chronic conditions, estimated to reach 171 million people by 20302 and the result is a tremendously high volume of people in need of a more comprehensive level of care at home, including support to manage medications.