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Recognizing National Nursing Assistants Week

This week we recognize all the nursing assistants who have dedicated their lives to the well being of others. Nursing Assistants are key players in the lives of the people in their care and they deserve a sincere “Thank You” and recognition for their efforts and bravery during this global emergency.Thank you to our healthcare…

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Celebrating Mother’s Day

Mother’s day was different this year due to our doors being closed with the ongoing global pandemic. Our Recreation Department went into the room of our female residents, to deliver flowers. Every single one of them were surprised when they received the flowers. We were so glad to still be able to make our female residents…

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Cuomo Moves to Stop the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus

Yesterday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo stated that nursing homes are of special concern to him because of the tragic deaths of nursing home residents in Washington State. So, “we are putting additional requirements on nursing homes,” he says. The Governor announced during a novel coronavirus briefing that in an effort to protect frail residents of…

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Brain Injury Awareness Month

For more than three decades, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has proudly led the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting an engaging public awareness campaign in March of each year. This campaign provides a platform for educating the general public about the incidence of brain injury and the needs of…

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CMS Moves to Assist Providers to Combat COVID-19 Virus

With the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) quickly moves to protect patients in hospitals and residents in nursing facilities by ensuring health care facilities have up-to-date information to adequately respond to the spread of the virus while making it clear to providers that as always, CMS will hold them…

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Honoring Low Vision Awareness Month

By 2030, when the last baby boomers turn 65, the number of Americans who have visual impairments is projected to reach 7.2 million, with 5 million having low vision. Low vision is when even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery, people have difficulty seeing, which makes everyday tasks difficult to do. For people…

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Using Smart Bandages to Heal Chronic Wounds

For the first time, faculty in the biomedical engineering department—a shared department with the UConn School of Dental Medicine, School of Medicine, and School of Engineering— designed a wirelessly-controlled, or “smart,” bandage and corresponding smartphone-sized platform that can precisely deliver different medications to the wound with independent dosing. This Smart bandage, developed by Dr. Ali…

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