Shingles (herpes zoster)

Shingles is a condition many assisted living providers are coping with as part of resident care. It is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus – the same virus that causes chickenpox. It is most common among 60- to 80-year-olds. Fifty percent of all Americans will have had shingles by the time […]

Preventing Transmission of Shingles

According to the CDC, nearly 1 out of every 3 people in the United States will develop shingles. Also known as zoster or herpes zoster, shingles is a painful skin rash caused by the varicella zoster virus. The risk of getting the disease increases with age, so care providers in assisted living and residential care […]