Bad federal and state responses paved way for nursing homes’ sad pandemic outcomes, Harvard researcher...
Jessica R. Towhey
Aug 22, 2023
The national response to the pandemic failed to protect residents — and their caregivers — emphasized a prominent healthcare policy researcher Monday.
NYT: You are as much of the problem as the Five-Star system
Apr 02, 2021
A recent New York Times article about nursing homes is shameful, lazy journalism. Coupled with the need to sell advertising space, it purposefully perpetuates misunderstandings about nursing homes, caregivers...
‘Picked the wrong week to quit drinking’
Mar 22, 2021
What are long-term care operators supposed to do when almost everything seems to be spinning out of control?
Administration’s added coronavirus tests for nursing homes just ‘a drop in the bucket,’ industry...
Sep 30, 2020
The federal government’s plan to ship a total of 33 million additional point-of-care tests to nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the coming weeks is just “a drop in the bucket [when] considering...
Multiple states using strike teams to combat COVID-19 in nursing homes
Aug 24, 2020
Multiple local and state health officials are leveraging strike teams to help nursing home providers fighting coronavirus outbreaks in their facilities. The strategy is proven to be helpful for many states...
Providers push back against report that ‘unfairly and inaccurately’ criticized operators’ lobbyists...
Aug 18, 2020
The nation’s largest nursing home association is pushing back after a major national media outlet criticized the long-term care industry’s lobbying efforts aimed at helping providers survive the public...
Common flaw: Governments around the world failed to protect nursing home residents and staff
Aug 11, 2020
Nursing homes around the world were excluded from emergency preparation plans as government’s rushed to ensure that hospitals could handle an onslaught of coronavirus patients during the beginning of...
CDC: Elderly may get top priority for eventual coronavirus vaccine
Jul 10, 2020
Nursing home residents and workers may be among the first to receive a coronavirus vaccine, depending on what a federal committee decides.
Operators, insurers battle over who should pay for COVID-19 tests for nursing home workers
Jun 10, 2020
Nursing home operators and insurers are butting heads over who should cover COVID-19 testing costs for workers.
Public data on coronavirus nursing home outbreaks still weeks away
May 11, 2020
The federal government is still weeks away from publicly reporting nationwide COVID-19 nursing home data, according to an NBC News report.