So, are things getting better or worse for long-term care? The answer is not so obvious.
A nursing home’s ability to keep COVID-19 infection and mortality rates low among residents will be the key indicator as to whether it will qualify for slices of $2 billion in newly available federal relief funding.
Eldercare and senior living facility operators are among the latest beneficiaries in a federal program to support connected care services during the pandemic.
A bill introduced by Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) Tuesday seeks more than $50 million annually to address workforce training, clinical staffing and support service issues across the U.S., as the nation prepares for the long-awaited “Silver Tsunami.”
As drama rages over whether Congress will allow the federal government to grind to a halt Friday night due to a funding tug-of-war, long-term care providers will anxiously watch to see if a repeal of Medicare Part B therapy caps will be a part of any solution.
Middle daughters around the world still relate to the fictional Jan Brady’s exasperation with her TV big sister — “Marcia! Marcia! Marcia!” So too should long-term care operators. But instead of being jealous of an older sibling, this field’s indignation might be better directed at nearby hospitals.