Nursing Homes Deemed the One of the “Safest Places”

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The National Investment for Seniors Housing & Care has stated that skilled nursing facilities in the U.S. are one of the “safest places” for seniors. McKnight’s reports COVID-19 cases have drastically decreased in nursing homes since vaccinations began in December 2020. There has been a 98% decrease in reported cases and they account for only…

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CMS Not Ready to Lift Visitation Restrictions for Nursing Homes

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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Nursing Homes Have Seen Record Low Occupancy Rates

As vaccinations for COVID-19 continue in skilled nursing facilities, the rate of infections among residents is gradually decreasing. During the month of January, the number of cases decreased from 26,860 to 9,802 among nursing home residents according to CliftonLarsonAllen(CLA) services firm. The national rates of occupancy are also stabilizing with a slight increase from the…

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Projected Losses and Closures for Nursing Home Industry

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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected industries across the nation and globe. Skilled nursing facilities have been greatly impacted with increased infection rates and deaths. According to a projection from the American Health Care Association (AHCA), nursing homes will lose $22.6 billion in revenue in the year of 2021. This projection is primarily based…

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Vaccine Strategy of a Nursing Home Giant

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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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How will Nursing Homes be affected by the Biden Administration

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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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Nursing Homes Get an additional $1.1 Billion in Relief

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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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Nursing Homes Receive a Third of a Billion Dollars

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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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