Nursing Homes Cited with Infection Control Deficiencies during the Pandemic: Poor Results In Health Inspections, Low Staffing Levels

Courtesy of the Center for Medicare Advocacy Since March 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has limited surveys to two types: targeted infection control surveys and complaints and facility-reported incidents that states triage as immediate jeopardy. The Center for Medicare Advocacy analyzed the infection control surveys released by CMS on June 4, 2020 and found that less than 3% of 5724 infection control surveys resulted in infection control deficiencies; 163 infection control deficiencies were cited at 162 nursing facilities.[1]   The Center has now analyzed the information on Nursing Home Compare for the 160 facilities that were cited with infection control deficiencies.[2] By various measures, these facilities provide poor quality care.

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L.A. Public Health Ok’d Release of COVID Patients to Nursing Homes With Many Coronavirus Deaths, Poor Ratings

By Danny Feingold, Capital & Main, June 18 2020 The agency also scrubbed statistics on coronavirus deaths and cases at designated nursing homes from its website. Los Angeles County Public Health director Barbara Ferrer. (Photo: Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images) As part of California’s controversial practice of discharging COVID-19 patients from acute-care hospitals into nursing homes, L.A.

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Opinion: Over 350 COVID-19 deaths expose California assisted-living homes

By Ed Dudensing, Mercury News, June 18 2020  At least 12 residents, including former Stanford President Donald Kennedy, have died from COVID-19 at Gordon Manor, an assisted living facility in Redwood City. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group) Problems in California’s nursing homes are no secret. For years, the sprawling industry has attracted attention and lawsuits. Meanwhile, the separate assisted living business has largely flown under the radar, quietly gaining broad popularity as baby boomers continue to age.

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