Nursing homes fret over Trump’s testing mandate

By Rachel Roubein, Politico, September 8 2020 Sarah Tongson, director of social services, gives Douglas Smith some hand santizer during a visit with his wife Deborah Trigueiro at the Life Care Center of Kirkland on Aug. 24 in Kirkland, Wash. | Karen Ducey / Getty Images The hard-hit facilities say they’re still struggling to get rapid tests and worry that a new Trump directive clashes with state guidelines.

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CANHR Report: Are Nursing Homes to Blame for Their COVID Outbreaks?

CANHR has analyzed the twenty-five biggest COVID-19 outbreaks in California nursing homes and found that they have lower staffing and quality of care measures than the state averages.  This is consistent with recent studies demonstrating a nursing home’s historical performance makes a difference when it comes to the extent of COVID outbreaks.  Quality matters now more than ever in long term care.

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