Jarred by the rapid spread of COVID-19 among fragile nursing home residents, the Trump administration on Thursday issued a new set of “critical recommendations” to operators and their governing entities.
Providers are again warning against state efforts that would force nursing homes to accept all admissions from hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic, saying the plans are “not sound policy” and could lead to more COVID-19 cases, even deaths.
A Washington state skilled nursing facility that was the site of the first coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. is facing a $611,000 fine following a federal investigation on the cause of the breakout.
More personal protective equipment is coming for providers in the hard-hit New York area after the federal government confiscated more than half a million medical supplies from people hoarding the products to profit later.
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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.
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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.