Nursing homes experienced a significant jump in fatalities and cases due to the emergency of the COVID-19 delta varian in August, reversing months of progress, according to researchers.
Nursing home staff vaccinations get a boost thanks to New York mandate; delta ups jabs nationwide
Sep 29, 2021
By midnight of its Monday deadline, New York state saw vaccination rates rise to 92% among nursing home and hospital workers, according to a new report.
The end of coronavirus crisis in nursing homes hinges on two factors, researchers say
Aug 03, 2021
The coronavirus crisis in U.S. nursing homes is being prevented from coming to a close due to the rise of the delta variant and low vaccination rates both inside and outside of long-term care facilities,...
Long-term care staff warm up to vaccine with 94 percent increase in willingness
Mar 24, 2021
The latest surveys show a major shift in LTC staff members’ willingness to receive a coronavirus shot, and that healthcare workers are the most trusted source of vaccine information nationally.
Parkinson: Maintain SNF vaccinations to cut COVID death rate ‘dramatically’
Jan 15, 2021
The leader of the nation’s largest nursing home association is hopeful COVID-19 vaccinations of all U.S. nursing home residents will be complete by the March 1 target date it set for states last month.
CMS could have expanded role under Biden presidency
Jan 12, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services could have a broader mission under President-Elect Joe Biden’s administration in order to meet the many significant changes he’s eyeing in healthcare, according...
COVID-19 on the rise again in long-term care, analysis shows
Sep 02, 2020
Coronavirus cases in long-term care facilities are on the rise again, a new analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation has revealed.
Will the new mantra for nursing home operators be ‘quality over quantity’? Yes and no
Apr 16, 2018
A new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation confirms a shift that most skilled care operators can relate to. While resident occupancy levels continue to bottom out, the new arrivals are in worse shape...
11 more states working on wage increases for direct care workforce
Oct 20, 2017
Seventeen states currently have Medicaid-related initiatives underway to bolster their long-term care workforce, with many of those focused on raising wages for workers, a new survey shows.
40 states plan to increase nursing home Medicaid rates
Oct 16, 2014
Reversing a trend of rate cutting during the Great Recession, most states are increasing Medicaid reimbursements for nursing homes, according to a recently released report. However, states also are accelerating...