Tag: nursing home

CMS offers support to Texas SNFs during winter storms

The state of Texas has been devastated in recent weeks by a winter storm that has led to freezing weather, and state-wide rolling blackouts. In an attempt to offer support to SNFs affected by the winter storm, CMS is offering support in the following areas: Medical equipment and supplies replacements: Under the COVID-19 waivers, CMS […]

SNFs predicted to lose $94 billion over two-year period

SNFs are expected to lose $94 billion between 2020 and 2021, according to a new analysis by American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA). In 2020, SNFs spent an estimated $30 billion on PPE and additional staffing, and these costs are expected to continue throughout 2021, according to AHCA. Additionally, nursing […]

Federal nursing home commission names new members

New members for the White House’s new Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes were announced June 19th.  Of the more than 800 applicants, 25 stakeholders with a variety of backgrounds were selected. The commission’s goal is to review nursing home responses to COVID-19 and create new regulations and procedures going forward. The […]

LeadingAge calls on Congress for COVID-19 relief funds

LeadingAge is calling on Americans to join their campaign, Act For Older Adults, asking Congress to dedicate a relief fund for aging services. The letter to Congress calls for, “$100 billion specifically for aging services providers; $1.2 billion for affordable senior housing; a $10 billion testing fund; support to deliver home health telehealth; access to […]

Illinois nursing home employees prepare to strike

Staff at 40 Illinois nursing homes, primarily located in Chicago, plan to strike May 8 if their working conditions don’t improve. Employees assert that owners haven’t provided proper PPE, paid sick leave for coronavirus-related health conditions, or appropriate staffing levels. Workers are specifically requesting the following: Adequate supply of PPE Increased staffing 80-hours of paid […]

CBO states full-time workforce will lose 2 million people by 2024

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report Tuesday that stated that the full-time work force will lose approximately 2 million people by 2024, as a result of the Affordable Care Act. This report came one week after a source told lawmakers that nursing home staff are the most likely candidates to have their hours […]

Changes coming to Nursing Home Compare

In a June 28 letter to state survey agency directors, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) advised the group that changes are coming to Nursing Home Compare. Starting in July 2013, the CMS will direct users of the Nursing Home Compare website to the data.medicare.gov website to download or view nursing home data. […]