COVID-19 infection prevention and control in long-term care facilities

Columbia Mailman School of Public Health’s Dr. John W. Rowe, Professor of Health Policy and Aging, is a member of a WHO Expert Panel on Care of the Elderly which just released the attached guidance for prevention and management of COVID-19 among elderly in long term care facilities.

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Medical University of South Carolina team releases plans for 3D-printed masks

The team has been in contact with the US Food and Drug Administration to obtain emergency approval of the device and is talking to manufacturers to see if the design can be mass produced

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Census 2020: Understanding the Issues

Springer book covers the US Census from its Constitutional founding through the upcoming 2020 count, discusses the unique significance of this statistical undertaking, and explores controversies and questions surrounding demographic data collection

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Upended Caregiving Impact for 5M+ Americans with Alzheimer’s, Caregivers

The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting unique challenges for 5M+ Americans living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. The recent upending of traditional caregiving resources and structures, across home, adult day services, residential and assisted living facilities and nursing homes, has created new challenges for caregivers. Data from the Alzheimer’s Association indicates 48% of nursing home residents are living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias and among older adults in residential care settings, including assisted living, 42% or more have some form of dementia. Still others receive community-based services, including 32% of individuals using home health services and 31% using adult day services.

The Alzheimer’s Association continues to offer free care and support for families through 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) staffed by clinical experts, while local support groups are now being offered via virtual channels for the foreseeable future. Experts including Harry Johns, president

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