The process toward fully opening long-term care facilities to visitors and resuming group activities should be done using a gradual, step-by-step approach in order to mitigate the risk of potential COVID outbreaks, according to a leading provider group.
Skilled nursing’s employee turnover problem — long linked to issues with quality of care — is much worse than previously reported, according to a massive analysis published Monday.
The first academic study of its kind has found that the first three months of nursing homes’ overhauled Medicare payment system at the end of 2019 led to a distinct drop-off in the employed number of licensed therapists and therapy aides.
LTC ombudsmen only long-term care winners in $1.5B proposal for seniors … Pennsylvania lawmakers want investigation into state’s COVID-19 nursing home response … Nursing home, hospital nurses filed more than 26,000 understaffing complaints … Participation for nursing home, CCRC salary study now open
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. It was announced Feb. 29, 2020, at a Kirkland, WA, nursing home and kicked off what has roundly been called the worst year in the history of the industry.
Last week, Nexion Health unveiled its “Embracing Black Hair-itage” video. It featured dozens of employees and residents who talked about their personal hair, its importance and hair experiences in general. Hundreds of employees also participated in a Zoom call learning on Thursday about the history of Black hair, and social stigmas that may come along with it.
Disparities in Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 nursing home data took center stage at a hearing for President Joe Biden’s pick to become assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Advocates, complaining of inaction, push for nursing home reform in Indiana … Pfizer vaccine can be stored in standard freezer temps, FDA says … LeadingAge unveils 2021 policy priorities for nursing homes, future COVID-19 relief … FDA approves third coronavirus vaccine for emergency use … Report: Lawsuit alleges SNF boss badgered ‘granny chef to be his S&M master’
Three-quarters of all nursing home workers would be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by summertime if an initiative launched Thursday by the nation’s top two provider groups proves successful.
Providers establishing essential caregiver programs will likely face a balancing act between complying with federal and state guidance and addressing resident isolation — issues that will continue as long as federal visitor restrictions remain in place during COVID-19 and in future public health crises.
A criminal investigation into one Pennsylvania nursing home led to an indictment against a related facility’s former administrator, who now faces federal charges for inflating staff reports.
House relief bill may accelerate fed efforts away from nursing homes and toward HCBS: expert … Former governor aide claims there was no cover-up regarding New York’s underreported nursing home deaths … Legislation seeks to create independent, 9/11-style COVID commission … Michigan announces plan allowing more visitors at long-term care facilities
Long-term care providers are calling on the federal government to remove regulations that base nursing home indoor visitations on COVID-19 positivity rates in the area now that vaccine coverage is widespread for facilities.
President Joe Biden’s pick to be the next secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services stressed the importance of states accurately reporting COVID-19 data — with an emphasis on nursing home rates — in the wake of controversy in New York.
Despite ongoing worries about census and long-term reputational damage wrought by COVID-19, a trio of experienced skilled nursing investors said Wednesday that opportunities in the sector remain attractive — even at full price.
GAO: Feds have implemented just 1 of 16 recommendations to improve COVID-19 response … Michigan lawmakers want governor investigated for nursing home policies … FDA endorses another COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use … Dozens of facilities forced to evacuate after Texas winter storm … Tennessee to lift visitation restrictions at LTC facilities this weekend … Cuomo claims NY didn’t want to ‘double-count’ COVID deaths as reason for underreported nursing home data
A new proposal from U.S. lawmakers would send nearly $1 billion to assist nursing homes with infection control and help manage COVID-19 care for residents.
Additional COVID-19 relief funding for nursing home providers would be a “top priority” for President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services.
Executives with Sabra Health Care REIT don’t expect some stakeholders’ recent shift of focus from skilled nursing to home care to be a permanent change for the long-term care industry.
SNF COVID cases declining faster than overall cases … State AARP group pushes for long-term care reform as COVID cases drop … Private-equity ownership leads to higher resident death rates, increase spending at nursing homes, study finds … Providers warn of fraudulent N95 masks as feds investigation ‘massive’ amounts of counterfeit equipment