Senators Ask FEMA to Explain Reports of Faulty PPE Shipments to Nursing Homes

Four senators, all Democrats, called on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to answer questions about reports of faulty personal protective equipment being sent to nursing homes in a Tuesday letter sent to administrator Peter Gaynor. CNN first reported on the letter, which expressed “concern about the availability and adequacy of PPE for nursing homes […]

As SNFs Slash Anti-Psych Use, Controversial ‘Little Red Pill’ Steps In

A new “little red pill” with possible negative side effects is gaining steam in long-term care facilities that treat dementia patients, a CNN investigation has found. The pill, Nuedexta, is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat a disorder referred to as Pseudobulbar affect (PBA), which is known to cause fits of laughter or crying. Just […]