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March 11, 2020
On Thursday, the Senate approved a bill that will provide $8.3 billion in emergency funds to help mitigate the effects of COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus. Apart from funding, the bill made major changes to telehealth statutes, possibly...
March 10, 2020
Due to the ongoing spread of coronavirus, UPMC is asking people not to visit the health network’s long-term care or skilled-nursing facilities if they are ill or have cold symptoms, even if these symptoms are relatively minor. “This will help avoid...
March 10, 2020
On Thursday, the Senate approved a bill that will provide $8.3 billion in emergency funds to help mitigate the effects of COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus. Apart from funding, the bill made major changes to telehealth statutes, possibly...
March 10, 2020
One way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is by restricting access of potentially sick people to vulnerable populations. That means people showing symptoms of the flu or the common cold should refrain from making trips to nursing homes or visiting...
March 9, 2020
By national standards, the nursing home at the center of the U.S. outbreak of a new coronavirus ranked far better than most. Life Care Center of Kirkland earned five stars from a federal regulator, which means it is “much above average” in measures...
March 9, 2020
Children and people living in long-term care or skilled nursing facilities are groups with unique needs during the COVID-19 epidemic. UPMC experts today briefed media on how the health system is prepared to provide the best possible care to these...
March 6, 2020
The U.S. Senate approved $8.3 billion in emergency funding on Thursday in response to COVID-19, more commonly known as the coronavirus. At least 11 deaths have now been tied to the virus in the United States, with California officially declaring a...
March 5, 2020
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March 4, 2020
Seattle, Washington - At the centre of the spread of the novel coronavirus in the United States is a nursing home in Washington state where several people have died after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Four ambulances rushed to the Life Care Center...
March 3, 2020
With the skilled nursing world on high alert following news of a novel Coronavirus 2019 outbreak in an eldercare facility, industry medical groups have released updated guidance for preparation and containment. In a new release, The Society for Post...