UPDATE TO FACILITY COVID-19 STATUS SURVEY SENT VIA EVERBRIDGE

California Department of Social Services PIN 20-32-ASC September 28, 2020 TO: ALL ADULT AND SENIOR CARE FACILITY LICENSEES Original signed by Pamela Dickfoss FROM: PAMELA DICKFOSS Deputy Director Community Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: UPDATE TO FACILITY COVID-19 STATUS SURVEY SENT VIA EVERBRIDGE Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 20-32-ASC provides an update to information provided in PIN 20-22-ASC, dated June 25, 2020, on an important licensee COVID-19 status survey disseminated via the Everbridge Mass Notification System.

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White House Commission Urges Feds for More Resources (But Not Enforcement) in Nursing Homes

The White House’s Coronavirus Commission on Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes released an extensive report reviewing lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and making recommendations to improve safety in nursing homes related to infection control.  The report sets forth dozens of potential “action steps” for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other federal and state agencies to take to foster better infection control involving: COVID-19 testingproviding PPE and training staff to use itupdating resident visitation and cohorting policies to be more sensitive to the balance between safety and quality of life; andsupporting staff/caregivers.

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