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COVID-19  |  Skilled Nursing  |  Skilled Nursing Tracker

Visitation Restrictions Ease at Nursing Homes as Vaccinations Rise and COVID-19 Cases Fall

By: Omar Zahraoui  |  March 16, 2021

As vaccinations rise and COVID-19 case counts fall in skilled nursing facilities, CMS has revised its guidelines for nursing home visits. Effective on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, nursing homes are allowing residents and their loved ones to finally reunite, hug and hold hands after one year of isolation and psychological burden. This is a long-awaited relief for both residents and loved ones.

COVID-19  |  Skilled Nursing  |  Skilled Nursing Tracker

93% of Skilled Nursing Facilities Report No New Cases of COVID-19

By: Omar Zahraoui  |  March 10, 2021

In a promising sign for the sector, no new COVID-19 cases were reported in 93% of U.S. skilled nursing facilities for the week ending February 21, according to data available in the NIC Skilled Nursing COVID-19 Tracker

Seniors Housing  |  Skilled Nursing

Per-Resident Rate of COVID-19 Infections Reaches Pandemic Record Low Point as Case Counts Continue to Dip

By: Omar Zahraoui  |  March 01, 2021

NIC’s Skilled Nursing COVID-19 Tracker, featuring the most up-to-date CMS data as of February 14, 2021, shows that the per-resident rate of new COVID-19 infections in skilled nursing facilities continued to fall and reached a pandemic record-low point on February 14 (0.34%). This was 0.20 percentage points below the previous nadir of 0.54% reached eight months ago on June 21, 2020 and was down 2.69 percentage points from 3.03% at its peak on December 20.

COVID-19  |  Skilled Nursing

New COVID-19 Cases in Skilled Nursing Continue Decline, Far Steeper than U.S. Overall Cases

By: Omar Zahraoui  |  February 23, 2021

Skilled nursing facilities could be curbing COVID-19 sooner than we thought. Sadly, the impact on bereaved families will last forever.

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