The skilled nursing home industry has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the past year 171,000 residents and caregivers have succumbed to coronavirus. An article published in McKnight’s claims that the industry is now on a rebound. Mark Parkinson, President and CEO of the American Healthcare Association/National Center for Assisted Living was quoted…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for many industries including long-term care providers. As infection numbers have started to stabilize skilled, nursing providers should begin to strategize on how they will adapt to the new economic conditions. McKnight’s discusses how nursing home providers can re-structure their facilities and operations for a post-pandemic world. Census numbers…

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On Wednesday, March 10th, the US House of Representatives passed the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill. This bill will provide relief to many struggling individuals and industries across the nation including the long-term care industry. An article published in the Skilled Nursing News discusses how the stimulus bill will help nursing homes. One component of the…

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued new guidelines for visitation rules in skilled nursing facilities this week. In an article published by Skilled Nursing News, it was stated that the federal government is allowing “responsible indoor visitations at all times and for all residents” with some exceptions. CMS chief medical officer Dr.…

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A new variant of COVID-19 has been found in residents of a Kentucky nursing home. The variant has infected vaccinated and unvaccinated residents alike. In an article published in McKnight’s, it is stated that providers must continue to closely monitor outbreaks in long-term care facilities. The new variant affected 14 staff members and 27 residents…

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The COVID- 19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the long-term care industry. On Wednesday, March 17th, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing to hear first-hand accounts of the impact coronavirus has had on nursing homes staff. The problems discussed were nationwide and similar across all states. Almost all nursing homes across the…

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The long-term care industry was among the first out of many to receive COVID-19 vaccines in December of last year. While some staff members were eager to receive the vaccination, others hesitated. OnShift, a software firm, conducted a survey of post-acute and senior living workers to assess their willingness to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The…

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The skilled nursing industry, which was greatly impacted by COVID- 19, has stabilized since the initiation of vaccinations among residents and staff. Infection rates and new cases have been on the decline since the beginning of this year. Skilled Nursing News reports that COVID-19 cases in February 2021 were the lowest in nursing homes since…

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The Center for Medicare Advocacy (CMA) released a report stating that multiple factors contributed to the spread of COVID-19 in skilled nursing facilities. CMA is a non-profit law organization that advocates for Medicare beneficiaries. CMA argued that geography was not the only factor. The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society published an article stating that…

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Residents in nursing homes across the country have been receiving COVID-19 vaccinations steadily since December of 2020. This has led to a decrease in infection rates in nursing homes. However, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is not willing to loosen the visiting guidelines in skilled nursing facilities just yet. Evan Shulman, CMS director…

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