By: Ryan Brooks | June 19, 2020
Understanding the factors that have contributed to high penetration rates of COVID-19 in select nursing homes is essential to the development of strategies and policies that will help prevent and mitigate future disease outbreaks.
COVID-19 | Senior Housing | Skilled Nursing
By: Ryan Brooks | June 11, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced an additional $15 billion distribution, targeted at providers serving Medicaid and CHIP recipients. Included among these recipients are eligible assisted living facilities that serve Medicaid residents.
COVID-19 | Senior Housing | Skilled Nursing | telehealth
By: Ryan Brooks | May 15, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in an era of unprecedented change in the world’s healthcare landscape. Some of these changes may be temporary – lasting only until a vaccine or widespread testing is available – but others will have secured their place with consumers and will become permanently woven into the fabric of the healthcare system. There is an increased sense of uneasiness in visiting medical office buildings, urgent care sites, and hospitals, especially for routine checkups and minor ailments. Despite this apprehension, the level of care needed to support the United States’ population has not subsided.
COVID-19 | Senior Housing | Skilled Nursing | healthcare
By: Ryan Brooks | April 06, 2020
Last week, the United States claimed the top spot in known coronavirus cases. States across the country are issuing guidelines to stay at home; an increasing number are mandating a social distancing strategy with shelter in place orders. Seniors housing operators are cancelling all non-essential group activities and events. Essential activities like meals are being staggered to minimize contact with multiple staff members and other residents.