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May 6, 2020
As states weigh how to reopen their economies after locking down to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the long term care profession said skilled nursing and assisted living providers must have additional support in the way of increased funding...
May 4, 2020
The federal government is considering rolling back infection control requirements in U.S. nursing homes – even as the long-term-care industry's residents and workers are overwhelmed by the coronavirus. A rule proposed last year by the Centers for...
April 29, 2020
A newly-developed heat map of coronavirus cases in U.S. nursing homes and assisted living facilities will help to prioritize much-needed personal protective equipment and testing supplies for hard-hit providers. Its creation was announced the same...
April 29, 2020
As Florida prepares to reopen its economy, the state’s nursing homes and assisted-living facilities are facing challenges in conducting the widespread testing needed to find and isolate hidden carriers of the disease that can cause deadly outbreaks...
April 29, 2020
Two associations behind a new “heat map” that visually conveys the prevalence of COVID-19 within assisted living communities and nursing homes across the country say it should help providers make the case for more personal protective equipment,...
April 27, 2020
This is the fourth story in a series by MedPage Today examining the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations. Past stories reported on the homeless , immigrants in detention , and the undocumented . Staff members at the Canterbury Rehabilitation...
April 20, 2020
In some parts of the U.S., the desperate need to slow the spread of the coronavirus is coming into conflict with the scramble to find more hospital beds. Nursing homes have been the sites of some of the earliest — and deadliest — outbreaks of COVID-...
April 16, 2020
Federal health officials are coming under increasing pressure to start publicly tracking coronavirus infections and deaths in nursing homes amid criticism they have not been transparent about the scope of outbreaks across the country that have...
April 14, 2020
Have you ever walked out of a restaurant after a filling meal with an empty feeling in your stomach? I have. It is the feeling one gets after eating sushi without wasabi, Korean food without kimchi, and Thai curry without hot chilis. While food...