COVID-19

  • Skilled Nursing Facility Industry Trends 2020/2021

    Learning about the unique business model used to successfully run nursing homes is helpful when it comes to seeing what the future trends in long-term care will be. Most of their annual revenue comes from government sources and is greatly affected by changes made in Medicare and Medicaid payment rates. ...

  • Federal Assisted Living Regulation Changes From COVID-19

    Since the Covid-19 Crisis began, additional regulations on Assisted Living Facilities and the healthcare industry as a whole have continued to increase. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic , the imposition of additional state guidelines for assisted living facilities increased the need for federal funding from the government to ...

  • SNF Staff Compliance With Infection Prevention Measures Critical For Covid-19

    An article called: Regular surveys resume at nursing homes, but CMS treads carefully with enforcement penalties, by Danielle Brown , was published in McKnight's Long Term Care News on November 20, 2020. The article notes that regular state surveys have now resumed at nursing homes across the USA . Evan ...

  • Nursing Homes With Higher CMS Ratings Have A Lower Risk For COVID-19 Outbreaks

    A recent report, published in the CDC publication Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report suggests that nursing homes with higher quality ratings on the CMS star rating system had a lower risk of having a COVID-19 outbreak than did facilities with lower ratings. This CMS Nursing Home quality ratings vs COVID-19 ...

  • Reopening US Nursing Homes - What's The New Normal?

    What’s the "new normal?” The answer to that question lies mainly in the policies of your location. Depending on the reopening phase of the locality, not all facilities are open to visitors yet. CDC guidance is evident on the requirements for cautiously reopening while mitigating the spread of the novel coronavirus. The practices and policies discussed below were enacted at the coronavirus pandemic outset and will continue indefinitely.

  • Coronavirus and Depression - Behavioral Changes and Symptoms

    Coronavirus and depression are terms that we are hearing a lot about in these days of facing and living with a pandemic. COVID-19 is changing the way we live daily, and it is affecting our seniors on a grand scale. Seniors are facing a myriad of changes and learning to ...

  • How to Determine Which Nursing Homes in Your Area Have Coronavirus

    With Coronavirus on the uprise, it is essential to know which nursing homes in your area have active cases. Many nursing homes aren't allowing visitors to keep their residents safe. Right this moment, they're taking extra care with disinfecting their long-term care facilities. Knowing which facilities are affected by Coronavirus ...

  • The Novel Coronavirus (Updated 4/10/20)

    Dr. Deborah Birx of the White House’s Coronavirus Task Force has commended Americans for changing the projections for the number of deaths related to COVID-19; the latest forecast is 60,000 deaths, down from 100,000-200,000. She attributes this drastic reduction in expected deaths to adherence to social distancing guidelines and improved ...

  • The Novel Coronavirus (Updated 4/4/2020)

    With so much information available about the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, it is hard to keep it all straight. What should we know as individuals, as we all have different, fewer, or more risk factors? Below is some of the latest information: Who gets sickest from the Novel Coronavirus? In ...

  • Thank You to our HealthCare Workers

    Our team would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all the healthcare workers who are working tirelessly to provide care to all who need it. Healthcare is not only crucial, but we know you are putting others before yourselves amid a worldwide pandemic. We are also very aware of ...