Long-term care facilities were among the first to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Since December 2020, there have many efforts underway to get residents and staff vaccinated. Recently, a nursing home in Kentucky had a COVID-19 outbreak due to one unvaccinated worker who became infected. Skilled Nursing News reports that despite having a 90.4% rate of vaccination…

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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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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the long-term care industry is unprecedented ways. The federal government has rolled out several programs to help nursing homes during these difficult times. The new Medicare payments system that was implemented a few months before the pandemic for nursing homes has been left untouched since October 2019. However, operators and…

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