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Annals of Long-Term Care
In the March 21, 2021 issue of The New York Times, several readers responded to issues raised about the impact of COVID-19 vaccinations in a local assisted living facility.  One such reader wrote, “Both my mother and I have been fully vaccinated. All staff members at the facility were offered the…
Annals of Long-Term Care
The Biden Administration’s proposal to phase in a $15 Federal Minimum Wage in the COVID-19 Relief Fund may cause angst among long-term care administrators. The minimum wage has not increased since 2009 when it was increased to $7.25. It has been at this level for nearly 11 years despite the…
Annals of Long-Term Care
By James “JJ” Maskowitz, partner at Hall Booth Smith, PC  If there’s one thing we learned in 2020, it’s that completely unexpected health and/or safety issues can and will arise at any time. The swiftness of the global spread of the novel coronavirus caught many public health professionals and…
Annals of Long-Term Care
By Neva L. Crogan, PhD, ARNP, GNP-BC, ACHPN, FAAN, fellow, Western Institute of Nursing, and professor, Department of Nursing, Gonzaga University Nursing assistant staffing in nursing homes is a challenge.  Speaking as a long-term care nurse and now provider, it has always been difficult.  In…
Annals of Long-Term Care
The COVID-19 pandemic has substantially altered the practice of long-term care delivery, including the methods used to assess the quality-of-care.  CMS has focused the survey process specifically on the infection control practices of facilities, and it has caused some to question if the manner in…
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