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Insights in Seniors Housing & Care

COVID-19  |  Seniors Housing  |  Skilled Nursing  |  Workforce

Staff Mental Fatigue and Burnout: The Hidden Toll of COVID-19

By: Ryan Brooks  |  August 26, 2020

A recent study from North Carolina State University and Georgia Tech found that healthcare workers in the United States are struggling with significant mental-health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, including depression, anxiety, and insomnia. While all healthcare workers are at risk, one key feature of caregivers in a seniors housing and care setting is that many of these caregivers have spent months, if not years, developing relationships with the residents they serve and their families. This means the emotional toll experienced by these staff may be that much more overwhelming.

COVID-19

COVID-19 Testing Method Discussed in NIC Leadership Huddle Gains FDA Approval

By: NIC  |  August 20, 2020

Late last month, NIC’s Leadership Huddle webinar, “From Pro Sports to Senior Care: Innovations in Testing, Tech, and Protection,” offered a glimpse into the future of COVID-19 testing with a discussion of the saliva-based test under development at Yale University and funded by the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week issued an emergency use authorization approval allowing public use of the test.

COVID-19  |  Seniors Housing

Technology Boosts Contact Tracing Efforts in Senior Living Communities

By: NIC  |  August 11, 2020

Contact tracing has emerged as a first-line defense at senior living communities in the fight against the pandemic. Knowing who has tested positive for COVID-19 and being able to identify their contacts has helped to keep community outbreaks in check.

COVID-19  |  Executive Survey Insights  |  Market Trends  |  Seniors Housing  |  Skilled Nursing

Executive Survey Insights | Wave 10: July 20 to August 2, 2020

By: Lana Peck  |  August 06, 2020

A NIC report developed to provide timely insights from owners and C-suite operators and executives on the pulse of seniors housing and skilled nursing sectors