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June 3, 2020
Deaths from the novel coronavirus in nursing homes account for more than half of all fatalities in 14 states, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation . Long-term care providers have been searching for labs or hospitals to perform tests for...
June 1, 2020
By David Robinson / Gannett New York Posted May 29, 2020 at 6:30 AM Evidence is mounting that New York and other states that ordered nursing homes to admit residents infected with the coronavirus contributed to outbreak clusters and deaths. One...
May 30, 2020
With the COVID-19 pandemic progressing, guidance on strategies to mitigate its devastating effects in nursing facilities (NFs) is critical to preventing additional tragic outcomes. Asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 from nursing facility staff and...
May 20, 2020
The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is urging eldercare facility operators and health officials to jointly address the clinical complexities of facility-wide COVID-19 testing before implementing state testing mandates. In a policy...
May 20, 2020
Without the funds and the resources needed to meet COVID-19 testing recommendations, the federal government’s guidance on reopening nursing homes could create more confusion for skilled nursing facilities — and more challenges on top of the...
May 19, 2020
Associations representing assisted living operators are calling attention to the fact that in some states, assisted living communities are being left out of testing and data initiatives. At the national level, AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and...
May 19, 2020
Federal health regulators released guidelines for reopening nursing homes in the U.S., proposing steps that eventually could allow visitors to return to facilities that have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. The recommendations from the...
May 19, 2020
The coronavirus crisis could lead to “financial turmoil” for many nursing home and senior living operators thanks to a combination of higher costs — for things like supplies and increased pay for workers — and the inability to create additional...
May 18, 2020
As more states are now mandating that assisted living facilities test either residents, staff or both for Covid-19, providers that have been asking for widespread testing for weeks are now faced with logistical challenges and unanswered questions...
May 14, 2020
In late March, Dottie Hickey got a call from Luxor Nursing & Rehabilitation at Mills Pond, the nursing home where her sister lived. The 79-year-old was being moved to make space for incoming hospital patients recovering from coronavirus. Ms...