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...
Nursing Home Residents Suffer as Overly Strict Covid Restrictions Persist

Nursing Home Residents Suffer as Overly Strict Covid Restrictions Persist

Nursing Home Residents Suffer as Overly Strict Covid Restrictions Persist: Social distancing and limited visitation amount to continued isolation for lonely and infirm residents. Despite a significantly lower risk for transmitting COVID-19 following the vaccination of...
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...
Plummeting Nursing Home Occupancy Rates Raise Quality of Care Questions

Plummeting Nursing Home Occupancy Rates Raise Quality of Care Questions

Plummeting Nursing Home Occupancy Rates Raise Quality of Care Questions The pandemic sent the median occupancy rate in American nursing homes plummeting, and with no return to pre-pandemic rates in sight, experts fear resident care will suffer, says an AARP article....