CMS Requires Additional Measures to Prevent Covid Nursing Home Infections from Under-vaccinated Staff

CMS Requires Additional Measures to Prevent Covid Nursing Home Infections from Under-vaccinated Staff

Additional CMS Requirements to Prevent COVID Infections from Under-Vaccinated Nursing Home Staff: According to Provider Magazine, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has compiled lists of additional precautions beyond the CDC’s Interim IPC...
Pandemic Restrictions to Be Relaxed for Fully Vaccinated Residents at NJ Nursing Homes

Pandemic Restrictions to Be Relaxed for Fully Vaccinated Residents at NJ Nursing Homes

Pandemic Restrictions Relaxed for Fully Vaccinated Nursing Home Residents: With an eye to supporting residents’ physical, mental, and emotional health, a new DOH directive signals a return to normal. The continued decline of new COVID cases and hospitalizations and...
CDC Investigates Link between Unvaccinated Workers and Increasing Nursing Home Cases

CDC Investigates Link between Unvaccinated Workers and Increasing Nursing Home Cases

Investigation on Unvaccinated Workers and Increasing Nursing Home Cases Correspondence:  Low vaccination rates among American nursing home workers are being linked to a recent rise in nursing home COVID cases and deaths, says an Associated Press article. The Centers...
Nursing Home Staffing Issues May Worsen with Federal Vaccine Mandate

Nursing Home Staffing Issues May Worsen with Federal Vaccine Mandate

Nursing Home Staffing Issues May Worsen with Federal Vaccine Mandate: Low staffing, a common cause of nursing home neglect, could increase in the wake of mandate enforcement. As announced in a CNN article, on Jan. 13 the U.S. Supreme Court voted to uphold a federal...
Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers Blocked by Federal Judge

Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers Blocked by Federal Judge

Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers Blocked by Federal Judge:  On November 30, President’ Biden’s mandate requiring hospital and nursing home workers to be fully vaccinated by Jan. 4 was blocked by a federal judge, according to a New York Times article. With his...
Mandate Gets Vaccine Results in Philadelphia Nursing Homes

Mandate Gets Vaccine Results in Philadelphia Nursing Homes

Mandate Gets Vaccine Results in Philadelphia Nursing Homes: The vaccine mandate for Philadelphia healthcare workers has succeeded in prompting 46 of the city’s 47 nursing homes to ensure the full vaccination of all non-exempted staff workers, says a Nov. 6...