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May 28, 2021
GOP’s infrastructure alternative would eliminate long-term care component that focuses on workforce … Some Florida nursing homes limit visits, halt admissions due to hiring challenges … CVS sweepstakes...
AMDA urges safe, thoughtful approach in new reopening guidance
Mar 02, 2021
A return to ‘normal,’ will not be immediate, says Executive Director Christopher Laxton in announcing new, proposed visitation guidelines.
Time to allow visits: Vaccine success supports reopening in long-term care, advocates say
Feb 26, 2021
State and federal officials are being urged to ease visitation restrictions as COVID-19 vaccinations continue and cases fall among residents.
‘A touching move’: Family visitation booth allows residents, family members to safely make contact
Jul 16, 2020
A Virginia-based nursing home figured out a way to hold visits that allow residents to safely hold hands and hug their loved ones.
CMS issues ‘long overdue’ visitation guidelines for nursing homes
James M. Berklan
Jun 25, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services excited the provider community and brought clarity to numerous aspects of restarting visits at nursing homes Wednesday.
Most nursing home visits banned as part of federal COVID-19 strategy
James M. Berklan
Mar 15, 2020
Exceptions include healthcare workers, surveyors and those in compassionate care situations.
Operators taking unprecedented steps to keep coronavirus in check
Mar 12, 2020
“We’re taking bold steps to do whatever we can to keep coronavirus from getting into our buildings,” says AHCA President and CEO Mark Parkinson.
Holidays, congressional visits on provider wish lists
Dec 18, 2014
Long-term care providers are not only preparing residents, staff and special work cycles for year-end holidays. Many are also looking to capitalize on lawmakers being home from Washington by inviting them...