More Families Sue Andover Nursing Home, Claiming Gross Negligence in Relatives’ Death from COVID

More Families Sue Andover Nursing Home, Claiming Gross Negligence in Relatives’ Death from COVID

Families Sue Nursing Home due to Negligence in Death from COVID: The lawsuit alleges nursing home neglect led to the rampant infection of the coronavirus that caused their loved ones’ wrongful death. A new lawsuit brought by 16 families of loved ones who died during a...
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...
DOH Commissioner Defends NJ Nursing Home COVID Response

DOH Commissioner Defends NJ Nursing Home COVID Response

DOH Commissioner Defends NJ Nursing Home COVID Response: Amid ongoing claims that the state’s efforts fell short in combatting the COVID crisis in New Jersey’s long-term care facilities, Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli defended the state’s response to the...
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 Shortages Prevent Philadelphia Hospitals from Discharging Patients to Facilities

Nursing Home Staffing Shortages Prevent Philadelphia Hospitals from Discharging Patients to Facilities

Nursing Home Staffing Shortages Prevent Philadelphia Hospitals from Discharging Patients to Facilities: The problem of assisted care understaffing came to the fore during January’s omicron COVID-19 surge as Philadelphia hospitals had nowhere to discharge their elderly...