Nearly $2 billion in Provider Relief Funds being released … Thousands of healthcare workers have not received required booster shot … 20% of Medicare patients use medical marijuana with most saying...
States jump on laws that prevent visitation restrictions at nursing homes
Apr 05, 2022
Several states have implemented laws limiting or prohibiting visitation restrictions at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities in response to COVID-19 lockdowns that were put in place to protect...
Clinical briefs for Thursday, Feb. 10
Feb 10, 2022
Nursing home visitation policies, omicron both ease … States move to lift indoor mask mandates, CDC says ‘we’re not there yet’ … Daily acetaminophen use raises systolic blood pressure in patients...
Nursing home visitation policies, omicron both ease
Feb 09, 2022
Rules limiting nursing home visits in some places eased just as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that COVID-19 cases are either declining or stabilizing in all parts of the country.
CMS to providers: If no tests, don’t deny visitors
Feb 03, 2022
States can require long-term care facilities to test visitors for COVID-19 before allowing them entry into their buildings, but the onus is on providers to supply tests, according to the Centers for Medicare...
Surveyors citing more nursing homes for limiting visitors
Feb 01, 2022
The number of nursing homes cited nationally for impeding residents’ right to have visitors jumped 250% in the most recent survey cycle, a new analysis shows.
Debate over visitor access rages as more states require vaccination
Jan 21, 2022
Operators need more flexible federal guidance regarding visitor access to nursing homes to protect their facilities during community COVID-19 surges without fear of falling out of compliance.
Must we let COVID waltz in the front door?
Jan 14, 2022
My son is a freshman at a public university in the state of Washington that made the abrupt decision, late afternoon on the last day one could withdraw and receive a tuition refund, to go to online instruction...
Also in the News for Friday, Jan. 14
Jan 13, 2022
Lack of home tests undermines visitors’ ability to enter California nursing homes … Michigan audit to show ‘nearly 30%’ more COVID deaths tied to LTC facilities … Justice Department launches...
Despite outsider-driven COVID outbreaks, providers face continued demand for risky visits
Jan 07, 2022
Multiple providers have said that they are irritated that attempts to strengthen infection control measures are sometimes being undermined by facility visitors. “Nursing homes must be allowed to...