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New Podcast Episodes: Visiting Nursing Homes During the Holidays and What Residents and Families Need to Know About COVID-19 Boosters

December 20, 2022

Two new episodes of the Pursing Quality Long-Term Care podcast are now available:

Visiting Nursing Homes This Holiday Season
As the result of changing CMS and CDC nursing home guidance since the start of the pandemic, residents and families have had a great deal of uncertainty during the holidays surrounding visitation and the requirements for residents who leave their facilities. Jerry Rothkoff of Rothkoff Law Group joins us to talk about the state of visitation now, almost three years into the pandemic, and how to spend time safely together this holiday season.

What Nursing Home Residents and Their Families Need to Know about COVID-19 Vaccinations and Boosters
COVID-19 cases and deaths are rising across the country, while at the same time seasonal influenza and RSV cases are also causing hospital beds to be full. In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Celine Gounder, Senior Fellow and Editor-at-Large for Public Health at the Kaiser Family Foundation and Kaiser Health News, discusses the importance of nursing home residents and staff being up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations. Dr. Gounder addresses questions about the efficacy of boosters and also how frequently nursing home residents and staff should be receiving them.

Listen to the episodes on Apple PodcastsSoundCloudFacebook, or our website.

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