Nursing Homes News: COVID-19 Cases Decline, Occupancy Ticks up Slightly, Staffing Concerns Continue

On March 30, 2021, the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), issued a new report showing a 96% decline in new COVID-19 cases in nursing homes between the disease’s peak in December 20, 2020 through March 7, 2021. Correspondingly, there has been a 91% decline in COVID-related deaths during the same time period. The reported rate of decline in nursing homes is significant, especially compared to the general population, which only saw a 72% decline in COVID

Peak Hurricane & Wildfire Season

Is your pharmacy prepared? Hurricanes and other extreme weather, such the wildfires currently burning in California, can cause long-term care facilities and pharmacies to lose power, evacuate or suffer other damages. In the United States, May through October is typically classified as wildfire season, but fires can occur at any time during the year. October is the most dangerous month for wildfires. According to Cal Fire, California’s primary firefighting agency, seven of the ten worst wildfires in California history, measured by

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Keeping Employees and Clients Safe During

Care Services is closely monitoring local, state and federal government guidance regarding workplace safety, including the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidance for businesses and employers for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) for preparation and response. While we have not experienced any interruptions to our business, if at some point in the future it is necessary for our employees to work from home, we are confident that our Business Continuity Plan will enable us to continue to provide