Biden administration asks court to revive workplace vaccine mandate
Nov 24, 2021
The Biden administration has asked the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to reinstate a federal workplace COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandate after the enforcement was suspended.
House passage of Build Back Better Act ‘major step forward’ for providers, seniors
Nov 22, 2021
The nation’s second largest nursing home association applauded U.S. House lawmakers on Friday after they passed legislation that would invest hundreds of millions of dollars into training long-term care...
Appeals court maintains stay of vaccine mandate for large employers
Nov 16, 2021
The federal government’s vaccination mandate for employees with more than 100 workers remains on hold after a federal appeals court rejected the Biden administration’s push to withdraw a stay on the...
COVID vaccine mandate will survive legal challenges, experts believe
Nov 10, 2021
The Biden administration is confident that legal challenges to its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers will ultimately fail, and legal experts are largely in agreement. As a result, they are...
Biden’s reduced pledge for LTSS still a ‘historic step’ for industry
Oct 29, 2021
Long-term care providers are applauding President Joe Biden’s revised budget reconciliation package that proposes investing $150 billion in home health.
Biden’s $400 billion push for LTC faces severe cuts
Sep 29, 2021
President Joe Biden’s push to send $400 billion long-term care services, with an emphasis on home care, will likely be trimmed significantly as lawmakers barter what healthcare initiatives to keep in...
GOP states threaten to sue administration over sweeping vaccine mandates
Sep 20, 2021
President Joe Biden’s expanded COVID vaccine mandate for healthcare workers and many private sector employees could be challenged in court by a group of top state law officials.
LTC, other providers embrace new vaccine mandate that covers all healthcare workers
Sep 10, 2021
President Joe Biden’s administration on Thursday expanded its federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate to all healthcare settings — instead of singling out nursing homes — and industry advocates immediately...
Biden could withhold funds as ‘stick’ to push nursing homes and others to get more workers vaccinated
Kathleen Steele Gaivin
Aug 09, 2021
Could the White House use regulatory powers to withhold funds from institutions like long-term-care facilities that they think aren’t doing enough to encourage employee or customer vaccinations?...
Helping seniors hear better may slow declining physical function, new findings suggest
Jul 16, 2021
The study linked hearing impairment to faster functional decline — particularly in seniors’ balance skills. As a treatable condition, hearing loss may be a target for interventions, improving quality...