When it comes to labor unions, life has afforded me a somewhat unique perspective.
The surreal nature of 2020 may be no better illustrated than by a recent two-day funnel cloud of activity churned by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that put nursing homes on a pedestal. You know what they say about targets posted on high perches.
It’s one of the most ubiquitous laments of the pandemic, how time passes in a shapeless blur. “Sunrise, sunset. Swiftly flow the days,” goes the song from the musical “Fiddler on the Roof.” And it’s true — they just somehow disappear, even while seeming to loiter in tedious slow motion.
Providers confront challenges, from low occupancy to earnings losses, but opportunities beckon as well.
Virus may hurt wound recovery, while limiting nursing home workers can hinder conventional wound therapy.