The COVID-19 pandemic has caused irreparable pain and devastating loss to many families and businesses. The impact has been broad-based, and in response, seniors housing and care operators have been creative, passionate and remarkably effective, given the highly vulnerable nature of their residents, the shortages of critical testing and PPE supplies, and the realities of staffing shortages and financial pressure. Their perspectives on the crisis so far, as well as their insights on what the future holds, were the focus of the latest installment of NIC’s “Leadership Huddle” webinar series, held Thursday, June 18.
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.
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.