COVID-19 UPDATE: How Nursing Homes Protect Residents

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If you or a loved one is a nursing home resident … or may be considering long-term nursing care … keeping nursing home residents safe from COVID19 is a top concern. Here’s what’s being done now.

It’s no secret that nursing homes across the country have been hard-hit in this pandemic and residents and their families are rightly concerned about safety.  There are some tools out there to show how nursing homes can protect their residents.

 

Here are two developments you will want to watch.

    1. Commission on Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on April 30 announced a new independent commission, Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes, to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the nursing home response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Commission will provide independent recommendations and report to CMS to help inform immediate and future responses to COVID-19 in nursing homes.  This will help nursing homes better protect their residents in the future.

 

 

To stay up-to-date on all of the nursing home, business, and estate planning changes that have occurred due to COVID-19, check out our blog or like our Facebook page.

Resources: CMS.gov, CMS Announces Independent Commission to Address Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes, April 30, 2020; NPR, Trump Announces Panel to Look at Nursing Home Responses to Coronavirus Outbreak, April 30, 2020; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Preparing for COVID-19: Long-term Care Facilities, Nursing Homes

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