Inlet Coastal Insider

  • World Immunization Week is celebrated every year in the last week of April. The goal of this week is to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. As we celebrate this year’s World Immunization Week, we recognize that we are still in the midst of a pandemic. While the world focuses on the COVID vaccines, there remains a need to ensure routine vaccinations are not missed. Many children have not been vaccinated during the Read More
  • It is hard to believe that a little over a year ago the World Health Organization declared COVID19 a pandemic. It has been a long dark road but there is light at the end of the tunnel. With people adhering to CDC recommendations of masking, social distancing, hand hygiene, and more recently the Covid-19 vaccine, we are making progress to reduce the number of cases.  According to the CDC, as of April 15, 2021, more than 125 million Americans have Read More
  • Deciding whether to move a loved one can be an emotional decision in normal times —making that decision during a pandemic can be even more difficult. Of course, many families choose to keep their loved ones at home or living with family as long as they can continue to care for them. But sometimes staying at home can pose risks for seniors too, especially if they: Need regular assistance with activities of daily living Live alone and have a medical Read More
  • Under new guidance, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), issued updated guidance for nursing homes to safely expand visitation options during the COVID-19 pandemic public health emergency on March 10, 2021.  As of March 10, nearly 9.9% of the U.S. adult population had been fully vaccinated according to CDC data and 18.8% of U.S. adults had received at least one dose of a vaccine. When it comes to Read More
  • The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) is the sponsor of Long-Term Care Administrator’s Week, which runs from March 8-13, 2021.  During this week, staff, residents, families, and volunteers have the opportunity to say “thank you” and honor the administrators who lead our nation’s long-term care communities.  “Each day our members work hard to ensure the best quality of life to those entrusted to their care. In an increasingly challenging environment, they are committed to their patients, residents, families, Read More