Leaders Urge Caution as COVID Surges in Nursing Homes

Mark Parkinson, CEO, American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA / NCAL), Washington, DC

Jessica Van Fleet-Green, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Daiya Healthcare, Bellevue, WA.

Terry Robertson, CEO, Josephine Caring Community, Stanwood, WA

Adam Marles, President and CEO, LeadingAge Pennsylvania, Mechanicsburg.

Katie Smith Sloan, President and CEO, LeadingAge, Washington, DC

Gregory Johnson, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Good Samaritan Society, Sioux Falls, SD.

Christopher Laxton, Executive Director, Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, Columbia, MD.

COVID Tracker Project: “The COVID Tracker of Long-Term Care.”

US Department of Health and Human Services: “Trump Administration Announces Initiative for More and Faster COVID-19 Testing in Nursing Homes.”

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: “COVID-19 Nursing Home Data”, “FAQs on Nursing Home Visitation”, “Interim Final Rule (IFC), CMS-3401-IFC, Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public health emergency related to long-term care (LTC) facility testing requirements and revised COVID19 targeted survey tool. ”

COVID Surges in Nursing Homes
COVID Surges in Nursing Homes

LeadingAge: “As COVID-19 Deaths Approach 100,000 in Long-Term Care Facilities, Aging Service Providers Need Immediate Help From Congress,” “LeadingAge Releases Results From ‘survey: services and aging tests. ”

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society: “Characteristics of nursing homes in the United States with cases of COVID-19.”

The Associated Press: “COVID-19 cases in nursing homes are quadrupling in peak states.”

Modern healthcare: “COVID-19 cases in nursing homes are quadrupling in peak states.”

The Washington Post: Covid-19 reappears in nursing homes in coronavirus hot spots. ”

American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living: “Report: COVID Cases in US Nursing Homes”.

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HeraldNet: “Great COVID outbreak at the Josephine Caring Community in Stanwood.”

Becker’s Hospital Review: “Nevada Rolls Back Block on Rapid COVID-19 Testing at Retirement Homes.”

Skilled Nursing News: “HHS to send 750,000 Abbott point-of-care tests to nursing homes next week.”

CDC, National Center for Health Statistics: “Nursing Home Care”.

BusinessWire: “Jessica Van Fleet-Green Joins Daiya Healthcare as Chief Medical Officer.”

Daiya Healthcare. Josephine Caring Community.