VALLEY FEVER IN ADULT AND SENIOR CARE FACILITIES

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-03-ASC January 8, 2021 TO: ADULT AND SENIOR CARE LICENSEES Original signed by Ley Arquisola FROM: LEY ARQUISOLA, R.N., M.S.N.Acting Deputy DirectorCommunity Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: VALLEY FEVER IN ADULT AND SENIOR CARE FACILITIES Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-03-ASC provides information for the prevention, mitigation, and containment of Valleyfever in Adult and Senior Care facilities based on the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidance.

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INFORMATIONAL CALL REGARDING CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) VACCINES: STEPS FOR SUCCESS

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-02-ASC January 8, 2021 TO: ALL ADULT AND SENIOR CARE PROGRAM LICENSEES Original signed by Ley Arquisola FROM: LEY ARQUISOLA, R.N., M.S.N.Acting Deputy DirectorCommunity Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: INFORMATIONAL CALL REGARDING CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) VACCINES: STEPS FOR SUCCESS Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-02-ASC announces an upcoming informational call with Adult and Senior Care (ASC) licensees and their staff on January 13, 2021 regarding COVID-19 vaccines.

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Rapid vaccine rollout at California nursing homes raises concern

By Anne Marshall Chalmers, East Bay Times, January 8 2021 Many questions remain regarding consent to elderly As coronavirus vaccines arrive at California nursing homes and long-term care facilities, many residents will be eager to receive a vaccine that promises to finally ease the months of grief and isolation. Before that can happen, though, facilities must obtain consent from their residents, and a growing number of advocates are raising concerns that residents may not get their doubts and questions adequately addressed due to the rapid pace of the vaccination program and varied levels of information given from facility to facility.

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