Based on the negative outcomes of the coronavirus, long-term care facilities should not automatically send COVID-19-positive residents to the hospital for treatment, the chair of AMDA The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine told McKnight’s on Wednesday.
McKnight’s Long-Term Care News asked nursing home leaders what they were doing to “help keep spirits up” during the coronavirus pandemic and, boy, did they tell us.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services hopes the expansion of its accelerated and advanced payment program will expedite cash flow to providers during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Nursing homes in need of more direct-care workers have received a big boost from federal regulators.
The coronavirus pandemic has brought pleas from across the country for retired nurses, doctors and other clinicians to re-engage to help alleviate staffing shortages.
More providers across the country are now considering converting traditional nursing homes to created COVID-only recovery facilities.
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An “unprecedented” collection of regulatory waivers and new rules announced by federal health officials Monday will pave the way for more COVID testing of nursing home residents.
In a rare move that is likely to be replicated throughout the country, a nursing home in Massachusetts this week is transforming itself to become the state’s first facility for treating patients with COVID-19.
Necessity is the mother of invention, so the expression goes. Some nursing homes are taking this idea to heart, implementing unusual and creative steps to compensate for facility and material shortages to protect residents and staff from the coronavirus.
Juniper Communities’ founder, President and CEO Lynn Katzmann, Ph.D., shared a wild-sounding idea with attendees at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care Fall Conference in 2015: Why not take a group of older adults to the Burning Man cultural festival to write a new story of aging in America?
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The nation’s nursing homes are heading into the toughest days of the COVID-19 outbreak both underequipped and understaffed, according to results of a McKnight’s Long-Term Care News flash survey.
Providers are taking a stand against efforts that call on nursing homes to accept all discharged hospital patients regardless of their COVID-19 status as a means to increase bed capacity at hospitals.
Providers responding to the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak will now be able to receive accelerated and advanced Medicare payments, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Saturday. The agency is expanding its Medicare accelerated and advanced payment program to ensure providers and suppliers have enough resources needed to combat COVID-19, administration officials said. The…
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Providers are calling a $2 trillion economic stimulus package a good first step but quickly add that long-term care operators are going to need a bigger slice for an adequate coronavirus response.
Staffing will be “key” for post-acute care providers in the coming weeks, especially during an expected surge of residents recovering from the novel 2019 coronavirus, experts say in a new viewpoint article published in JAMA.
A 5-star New Jersey nursing and assisted living facility was evacuated Wednesday after two dozen residents and five staff members tested positive for the 2019 novel coronavirus.