Understanding COVID-19 in Nursing Homes and What Facilities Can Do

August 18, 2020

The current coronavirus infection, known as COVID-19, is a pandemic. This viral, respiratory infection is in at least 114 countries and has killed over 555,000 people according to the World Health Organization. The coronavirus has proven to be particularly deadly for elderly individuals, especially those in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes. It can […]

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LTCCC News Alert: Protecting Vulnerable Residents From Coronavirus

April 1, 2020

Source: Long Term Care Community Coalition Contact: Richard Mollot, 212-385-0356 or RICHARD@LTCCC.ORG. March 3, 2020 — Concern over coronavirus is growing as a significant outbreak in the United States becomes increasingly likely. According to researchers, residents in nursing homes and other adult care facilities are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus due to their age, pre-existing medical […]

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New COVID-19 Fact Sheet for Residents of Nursing Homes and Families

April 1, 2020

Source: The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care   Consumer Voice has recently released a new publication: COVID-19, and Nursing Homes:  What Residents and Families Need to Know. This consumer factsheet is designed to inform both residents and their families about steps the federal government has taken to reduce the spread of the virus, […]

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Potter Burnett Law Activity Book

March 24, 2020

Many changes have been taking place in response to COVID-19 in order to keep people both safe and healthy, including measures such as closing schools and social distancing. While spending time at home, you may be looking for new activities to occupy the time, especially with students out of school for at least the next […]

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CMS Announces Actions to Address Spread of Coronavirus

March 19, 2020

Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services  CMS Announces Actions to Address Spread of Coronavirus CMS calls on all health care providers to activate infection control practices and issues guidance to inspectors as they inspect facilities affected by Coronavirus. Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing several actions aimed at limiting […]

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Preparing for COVID-19: Long-term Care Facilities, Nursing Homes

March 19, 2020

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention A new respiratory disease – coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) – is spreading globally and there have been instances of COVID-19 community spread in the United States. The general strategies CDC recommends to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in LTCF are the same strategies these facilities use every day […]

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CMS Issues Clear, Actionable Guidance to Providers about COVID-19 Virus

March 19, 2020

Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Information for the healthcare workforce in Hospice and Nursing Homes protects staff and vulnerable patients The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking action to protect the health and safety of our nation’s patients and providers in the wake of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. […]

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Nursing Home Abuse Statistics You Should Know

February 24, 2020

Source: Nursing Home Abuse Justice   Nursing Home Abuse Statistics Overview As many as 5,000,000 elders are abused each year. It is thought that 1 in 10 elders over the age of 60 have been abused. One study reported that as many as 24.3% of residents experienced at least one instance of physical abuse while […]

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