Dozens of nursing homes and long-term care providers across the country are already being targeted with coronavirus-related lawsuits, a new report shows.
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Sometimes there is an advantage to being a smaller operator. In the case of Cascadia Healthcare, which has 22 largely skilled nursing communities in five Western states, its size has allowed it to act in a nimble fashion in response to the pandemic.
Healthcare stakeholders who regularly come into contact with skilled nursing residents should be subject to COVID-19 testing mandates similar to those for nursing home employees, a prominent long-term care group said Wednesday in a pair of letters to the head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
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Workforce challenges that have plagued long-term care operators during the coronavirus pandemic will get worse as the crisis further progresses this year, one of the nation’s top health policy analysts said Tuesday.
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The nation’s largest nursing home association is calling on state governors to prioritize residents and staff in long-term care facilities for an eventual COVID-19 vaccine as the leaders prepare to submit plans on how their state will distribute the doses.
The federal government’s plan to ship a total of 33 million additional point-of-care tests to nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the coming weeks is just “a drop in the bucket [when] considering the volume needed” by providers, observed leaders of the nation’s second largest nursing home association.
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Census pressure and uncertainties caused by COVID-19 continue to threaten the nursing home industry. But at least one major real estate investment trust CEO sees this period as a time of good opportunity for nursing home operators.
A small chain of nursing homes operating throughout West Virginia, AMFM, previously had considered incorporating virtual medicine into its operations but found the options unsatisfactory.
Post-acute and long-term care providers have an additional tool on how to adjust their operations and standards of care during the COVID-19 pandemic or future emergencies.
Concern is increasing among researchers because seniors are being from clinical trials for COVID-19 treatments. The elderly are by far the most at risk of being infected by or dying from the coronavirus.
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Coronavirus-based criminal charges against two leaders of a Massachusetts veterans nursing home where 76 patients died will likely be the first of many cases across the country regarding nursing home care during the pandemic, one legal expert predicted.
Reports of false positive results from COVID-19 antigen testing devices are not in “excess of expectation,” according to a top official at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Federal lawmakers recommended that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should revisit its infection control policies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s severe impact on nursing homes.
Numerous top-flight academic researchers delve into nursing home care and policy, but few, if any, approach the track record of Vince Mor.
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