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...
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...