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Reimagining Nursing Home Care Options Document

The more than 2.1 million people living in nursing homes and residential care communities in the United States have emerged as a group hit particularly hard by the pandemic. There have been approximately 101,000 COVID-19 deaths in these long-term care facilities, accounting for about 39% of virus-related deaths nationwide. Since the onset of COVID-19, Ariadne… Continue reading Reimagining Nursing Home Care Options Document

Vaccine Allocation Planner for COVID-19

When COVID-19 vaccines become available in the US, states will need to allocate them to their highest priority populations. The Vaccine Allocation Planner for COVID-19 helps state and county decision prepare for different scenarios.

Parabola Project: Tools and Strategies for Reopening Schools

The Parabola Project offers education leaders tools and strategies to minimize health risks while maximizing learning when reopening schools. Ariadne Labs and The Learning Accelerator launched the Parabola Project to help school system leaders identify options for school reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Parabola Project draws on expertise from both the education and health… Continue reading Parabola Project: Tools and Strategies for Reopening Schools

Study Shows Additional Benefit of Serious Illness Care Program: Decreased Health Care Costs

Ariadne Labs’ Serious Illness Care Program and its key component, the Serious Illness Conversation Guide, have been shown to decrease emotional distress, depression, and uncertainty about treatment options in patients facing a life-threatening illness. Studies have also shown that implementation of the program leads to more, better, and earlier conversations, and more easily locatable documentation… Continue reading Study Shows Additional Benefit of Serious Illness Care Program: Decreased Health Care Costs

A Nursing Home: Lessons from the Greenhouse Model of Care

By Noah Nunnelly *Names and details have been changed to protect privacy. Mary* (not her real name) has been working at a nursing home as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) for many years; she cares deeply for her patients, takes pride in her facility, and does hard work. Sometimes, her shift will last 16 hours.… Continue reading A Nursing Home: Lessons from the Greenhouse Model of Care