California Department of Social Services PIN 22-15.1-ASC Primary Audience: ALL ADULT AND SENIOR CARE PROGRAM RESIDENTIAL LICENSEES Summary: PIN 22-15.1-ASC supersedes PIN 22-15-ASC, dated May 13, 2022, and updates the definition of close contact, the recommended timeframe to test after an exposure, and duration of resident quarantine. This PIN also provides guidance related to resident cohorting, isolation and quarantine, staffing considerations, and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) based on the resident’s COVID-19 status.
California Department of Social Services PIN 22-09-ASC TO: ADULT AND SENIOR CARE PROGRAM LICENSEES Original signed by Kevin Gaines FROM: KEVIN GAINESDeputy DirectorCommunity Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: UPDATED GUIDANCE ON QUARANTINE AND ISOLATION FOR FACILITY STAFF EXPOSED TO COVID-19 AND RETURN TO WORK FOR FACILITY STAFF WHO TEST POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 22-09-ASC updates quarantine and isolation guidance for Adult and Senior Care (ASC) facility staff based on staff vaccination status and facility staffing levels.
Emily Alpert Reyes, Los Angeles Times, January 12 2022 Karen Klink sits next to a sign she used in a protest when it was hard to visit her mother in a memory care facility during a lockdown due to COVID-19 in late 2020. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times) If Karen Klink wants to see her mother at the Redondo Beach memory care facility where she lives, she needs to hand over a negative test for the virus.
California Department of Social Services PIN 21-52-ASC December 28, 2021 PIN 21-52-ASC TO: ALL ADULT AND SENIOR CARE PROGRAM LICENSEES Original signed by Kevin Gaines FROM: KEVIN GAINESDeputy DirectorCommunity Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: 2021 CHAPTERED LEGISLATION AFFECTING ADULT AND SENIOR CARE FACILITIES: SUMMARY AND IMPLEMENTATION Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-52-ASC provides a summary of and implementation information for legislation chaptered in 2021 affecting licensed Adult and Senior Care facilities.
AFL 21-13 From the California Department of Public Health April 30, 2021 TO: Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) SUBJECT: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Push Pack Distribution All Facilities Letter (AFL) Summary This AFL informs SNFs that the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) will be distributing PPE push packs to SNFs beginning May 3, 2021. PPE push pack distribution is part of California’s continued effort to provide necessary supplies, prevent the spread of COVID-19, and help ensure the health and safety of SNF residents and staff.
By Alexis Rivas, Dorian Hargrove and Tom Jones, NBC7 San Diego, July 9 2020 Employees of Vitas Healthcare say the company pushed them to gain access into nursing homes despite COVID-19 restrictions Workers for the nation’s largest for-profit hospice care provider say the company has put their health and safety, and the lives of thousands of nursing home residents and employees, at risk of catching COVID-19, all to make an extra buck.
By Jessica Silver-Greenberg and Amy Julia Harris, New York Times, June 22 2020 Nursing homes across the country are kicking out old and disabled residents and sending them to homeless shelters and rundown motels. Lakeview Terrace, a nursing home in Los Angeles, evicted RC Kendrick, an 88-year-old man with dementia.Credit…Andrew Cullen for The New York Times On a chilly afternoon in April, Los Angeles police found an old, disoriented man crumpled on a Koreatown sidewalk.
By JENNIFER IYER | firstname.lastname@example.org | Redlands Daily Facts | April 5, 2020 at 6:21 p.m. Officials are waiting for results from other employees and patients. About 30 patients and some staff members at Extended Care Hospital of Riverside tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Riverside County Public Health officials said Sunday, April 5, 2020. (Photo courtesy Google Maps) Thirty patients and some staff members at a skilled nursing facility in Riverside have tested positive for the novel coronavirus as Riverside County officials announced a triple digit jump in the number of confirmed cases on Sunday, April 5.
By Jack Dolan Los Angeles Times, April 1, 2020 California has ordered all homes licensed as skilled nursing facilities to accept residents with COVID-19. Above, workers at at Reseda nursing home. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times) As fears escalate about the toll the coronavirus will take on the sick and elderly in nursing homes — who are among the most vulnerable to the deadly virus — California regulators have told skilled nursing facility operators that they must accept patients even if they have the disease.