The rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations to SNFs has been slowed by staff hesitation according to CVS Health Corp. Another issue with vaccines is that a number of SNFs overstated the number of residents by 20-30%. This can be accounted for by both resident deaths, and the reluctance of families to send loved ones to nursing […]
Nursing home residents could receive the COVID-19 vaccine as early as Christmas, said Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on December 13. Azar remarked to CBS’ “Face the Nation,” that nearly all nursing homes in the country have signed up for the federal government’s program to distribute the vaccine. Walgreens expects to receive the […]
The OIG announced plans to investigate whether nursing homes are following proper protocol when discharging and evicting residents. The OIG found that discharges and evictions were the most common compliant submitted to the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program from 2011 to 2016. “Discharges which violate federal regulations are of great concern because in some cases they […]
Note: The following podcast was first aired on June 18, 2020. Social distancing due to COVID-19 has been rough on many SNF residents, but there are several ways to keep residents engaged. Join us as we discuss ways to keep residents social and engaged while maintaining COVID-19 safety precautions. With us today is Stefanie Corbett. […]
Using federal data from twenty states, The Associated Press found that nursing homes had four times as many new COVID-19 cases in October than in May, rising from 1,083 cases to 4,274. Additionally, COVID-19 related deaths in among residents has more than doubled in that time, from 318 a week to 699 a week. While […]
Humboldt House Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, a nursing home in Buffalo, NY, was hit with a $50,000 fine, the largest single fine imposed by the state Health Department, for infection control violations, according to The Buffalo News. The fine stemmed from an inspection in April, during which the inspector observed: COVID-19 positive residents rooming with […]
A COVID-19 outbreak took the lives of 12 residents, and infected 92 residents and 38 staff members at Manor Care Health Services-Tice Valley, a nursing home in Walnut Creek, CA. Many infected individuals were asymptomatic, and 53 have since recovered. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the center has a record of health violations.