Most assisted living communities wait for COVID results

Most assisted living communities wait for COVID results

McKnight’s Senior Living —  Eighty-seven percent of assisted living communities and nursing homes participating in a new survey said it is taking two or more days for them to obtain the results of COVID-19 tests of staff members.   The results of the...
VA staff helping shape COVID-19 treatment guidelines

VA staff helping shape COVID-19 treatment guidelines

The VAntage Point blog/US Dept. of Veterans Affairs —  VA health care staff are helping shape COVID-19 treatment guidelines. Both public and private medical teams across the country and around the world are benefitting from the guidelines.   The National...
Officials Consider Two-Day COVID Pass for Nursing Home Visits

Officials Consider Two-Day COVID Pass for Nursing Home Visits

SkilledNursingNews.com —  As families across the country wait for guidance on how they can safely visit their loved ones living in skilled nursing facilities, one governor has proposed a novel idea: a two-day pass for nursing home visitation. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis...
Affordable Care Act Offers Safety Net to 20M Unemployed

Affordable Care Act Offers Safety Net to 20M Unemployed

Forbes —  More than 20 million Americans losing their jobs could become eligible for Medicaid or subsidized individual coverage under the Affordable Care Act as employers cut health benefits amid the spread of the Coronavirus strain COVID-19, a new study indicates. In...
Medicare applications raise anxiety in pandemic

Medicare applications raise anxiety in pandemic

ABCNews.com —  WASHINGTON — At greater risk from COVID-19, some seniors now face added anxiety due to delays obtaining Medicare coverage. Advocates for older people say the main problem involves certain applications for Medicare’s “Part B” coverage for...