Newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirm what senior living operators have been reporting anecdotally: The 2017-2018 flu season was severe and, in some ways, record-setting.
Flu vaccination among adults aged 65 or more years has remained fairly steady since 1997, according to data newly released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. Pneumococcal vaccination among people in this age group, however, is increasing.
The Justice Department announced Tuesday that it has sued a Wisconsin county that operates a senior living community, alleging that the community discriminated against an employee by not granting her a religious exemption to its flu vaccination requirement.
Capital Senior Living's first national public health initiative to better protect residents from the effects of the flu resulted in "significant reductions in infections, hospitalizations and deaths nationwide," CEO Larry Cohen said Tuesday on the company's fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 earnings call.
Welltower executives said that they hope Brookdale Senior Living can focus on fundamentals now that the company has announced turnaround plans that include a management shake-up in the wake of the rejection of a buyout offer.
The severe flu season and supply issues that seem to be affecting occupancy among some senior living operators don't appear to be having as much of an effect in National Health Investors' portfolio, leaders of the real estate investment trust said Friday during an earnings call.
Real estate investment trust HCP is selling six Brookdale Senior Living properties to Brookdale and selling or transitioning 68 other Brookdale properties to other operators, REIT executives said Tuesday during an earnings call.
A "severe" flu season and a "mismatch of supply and demand" will continue to affect occupancy and net operating income in Ventas' seniors housing portfolio in the short term, the real estate investment trust's executives predicted Friday during a fourth-quarter earnings call.
This year's flu statistics are scary. Vaccination could protect you, co-workers, residents and the livelihood of your senior living community.
Senior living communities that successfully encourage flu vaccination among staff members may have a marketing advantage over competing communities, suggests new research into consumer preferences.
More long-term care workers than not are getting vaccinated against the flu, but they are less likely than other healthcare workers to get the shot, according to new data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Employee health issues can lead to increased healthcare expenses, a loss of productivity and missed work, affecting both employee and employer. Fortunately, senior living operators can take steps to lessen or prevent such issues.
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It's National Influenza Vaccination Week, and senior living communities can take steps to encourage vaccination among residents and staff members.
The good news, public health officials said at a press conference Thursday, is that influenza vaccination is up among those working in long-term care settings. The bad news is that one-third of adults aged 65 or more years are not getting vaccinated.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Monday that it is suing a health system for not granting accommodations to six employees who objected to its flu vaccination policy on religious grounds.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending injectable flu vaccines but not nasal spray flu vaccines for the 2016 - 2017 influenza season.
If your activities calendar has a trip to an upcoming county or state fair on it, you'll want to bypass the pig exhibits, based on new information from the CDC.
Senior living communities promoting influenza vaccination among staff members and residents may wish to add a time of day to the recommendation.
With the peak of flu season approaching, a recent poll has troubling findings for senior living operators.
It's a good time to remind staff members, residents and families to protect themselves and those around them by getting a flu shot.
This year's vaccine should be more effective than last year's vaccine, health officials said at a Sept. 17 press conference, and senior living communities have an important role to play in preventing the spread of illness.
A rather disturbing report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reminded me of a former neighbor, "Bob."
As National Immunization Awareness Month comes to a close, a newly published study by Brown University researchers confirms that older adults benefit from influenza vaccination—with an important caveat.
Seniors should be vaccinated for the flu before December, according to new vaccination recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Next season's flu vaccination is being tweaked for broader protection due to last year's inconsistent coverage of influenza strains, U.S. health officials announced.