Illustration of medical staff in front of nursing home

Spotlight on HealthCap Heroes:

Angie Szumlinski Featured

Premier Estates of Toledo If this pandemic has shown us anything, it has proven that the long term care community is full of selfless individuals willing to step up and provide a light in the midst of uncertainty. Our next HealthCap Hero, Tanesha C., was recognized by management at Premier Estates of Toledo for rising to the challenge and demonstrating …

Work to Feed Your Family

Angie Szumlinski Featured, Health

A team of researchers from UCLA and Yale University decided to examine the people who continued to enter nursing homes during the beginning of the coronavirus in March 2020, the employees! Keith Chen, a behavioral economist and UCLA professor said the key question is this: “The people who, we can infer, work in this nursing home, what other nursing homes …

Illustration of medical staff in front of nursing home

Spotlight on HealthCap Heroes:

Angie Szumlinski Featured

Peak Resources Continuing to navigate through this pandemic, we are constantly reminded that overcoming obstacles, staying positive, and staying safe is truly a team effort. As every team needs leaders, we are always grateful to hear stories of strong individuals that lead and support that effort. Our newest HealthCap Hero, June R. Miller, has been recognized by her team at …

It Is In The Air – Mask Up!

Angie Szumlinski Featured, Health

An interesting El Pais article discusses how the coronavirus may be spreading and statistically putting everyone at risk, especially with the holidays upon us! Here are a few facts that I found interesting! Social Gathering in a living room: Six people get together in a private home, one is infected. Some 31% of coronavirus outbreaks recorded in Spain are caused …

Alexa – To The Rescue

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, Featured

From the early days of Alexa, customers have loved the simplicity of the voice service. With the current state of the pandemic, loneliness and managing day-to-day tasks can be overwhelming for seniors. Alexa has become a companion for many allowing them to feel more confident about living independently. We have also observed residents in senior living using this device to …

Vaccine – Prevent Symptoms, Not Virus?

Angie Szumlinski Featured, Health

As we eagerly await new updates about potential coronavirus vaccines, questions remain about how well they will work and if they will stem the pandemic. Importantly, the initial COVID-19 vaccines will prevent symptoms in those who become infected with the coronavirus rather than kill the virus itself, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious …

Hypo What?

Angie Szumlinski Featured, Health

Old news, older adults are more susceptible to the Coronavirus. In fact, eight out of 10 COVID-19-related deaths reported in the United States have been among adults aged 65 years and older. The virus’ high contagion rate among at-risk populations has businesses who cater to older adults concerned that if one patron contracts it, it will quickly spread. Hearth Management, …

Wearable Sensor Data – COVID-19 Detection

Angie Szumlinski Featured, Studies

Traditional screening for COVID-19 typically includes survey questions about symptoms and travel history as well as temperature measurements. In a recent article in Nature Medicine, researchers discussed the smartphone app they developed that collects smart watch activity tracker data, as well as self-reported symptoms and diagnostic testing results, from individuals in the United States. The researchers have assessed whether symptom …

Underlying Medical Conditions Increase Risk for Severe Illness

Angie Szumlinski Featured, Health, Studies

Updates to the list of underlying medical conditions that put adults of any age at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19 were based on published reports, articles in the press, unreviewed preprints, and internal data available between December 1, 2019, and October 16, 2020*. The list of evidence for each condition was determined by CDC …

Federal Resources Please

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, Featured

As the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic on senior living is on track to reach $17 billion annually, providers need more funds to cover additional expenses and lost revenue and they need new tax credits to pay for certain expenses incurred as employers, the American Seniors Housing Association told leaders in Congress in a McKnight’s article. Senior living providers …