Skilled nursing facilities were one of the first in leading the vaccine rollouts. Consulate Health Care has discovered that word-of-mouth encouragement by staff has played an important role in getting buy-in from the residents and staff. The Florida based Consulate at the Maitland, which is comprised of 140 skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, claims…

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Over 40% of COVID-19 deaths have occurred in nursing homes. It is expected that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will increasingly monitor compliance regulations in nursing homes under the new Biden administration. President Joe Biden’s pick Xavier Becerra for HHS has been vocal against the nursing home regulations that existed under former…

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on December 16th that they will be expanding the third phase of COVID-19 relief by giving nursing homes an extra $1.1 billion. The funding to healthcare providers increased to $24 billion from the initial $20 billion. It was determined that more funds would be necessary to…

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As COVID-19 cases rise across the country, the Department of Health and Human Services is leading a new initiative to keep residents in nursing homes safe. Providers who have had safer performances during the months of August and September will be rewarded. In the beginning of November, approximately  a third of a billion dollars ($333…

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