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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Ensuring the Enforceability of Electronic Arbitration Agreements in Virtual Admission Packets

With the continued risk of the spread of COVID-19 in assisted care facilities, more and more facilities are implementing a virtual admissions process. This process includes providing all of the admissions documents, including...more

K&L Gates LLP

K&L Gates Triage: COVID-19: State and Federal Developments in the Regulation of Long-Term Care Facilities

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In this week’s episode, Myla Reizen and Jackie Hoffman discuss recent developments on the state and federal level related to the operation of long-term care facilities in light of the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency....more

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Should Assisted Living Facilities Venture into In-Home Care?

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Recently in the Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Alina Tugend published an article pointing out that while early long-term care policies did not cover in-home care, more recent ones permit coverage for caretakers from licensed...more

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South Carolina Allows Indoor Visitation at SNFs and Assisted Living Facilities

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On October 9, 2020, DHEC ordered South Carolina’s long-term care communities to begin allowing indoor visitation unless “a reasonable clinical or safety cause” is present in the facility. This represents a stark change in...more

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Georgia Re-Issues Phased Reopening and In-Person Visitation Guidance for ALFs and SNFs

The Georgia Department of Public Health re-issued guidance for long-term care facilities with respect to phased reopening and expansion of in-person visitation. This guidance was issued through an Administrative Order on...more

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Senate Democrats rip White House and GOP for inaction on nursing homes

The White House and Senate Republicans have failed to protect more than 1.3 million Americans in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, with persistent inaction contributing to the rising toll of Covid-19 deaths...more

Jackson Walker

Governor Abbott Loosens Restrictions on Businesses, Hospital Capacity, and Nursing Home Visitation Policies for Most Counties in...

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Yesterday, Governor Greg Abbott announced plans to continue Texas’ reopening process after the coronavirus pandemic brought public activity in much of the state to a halt earlier this year. Executive Order GA-30 allows...more

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CDC Guidelines for Assisted Living Facilities

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The CDC has composed guidelines for ALFs to follow during the pandemic to best protect the lives of residents, who by age and preexisting conditions, are most susceptible to the Covid virus.  The CDC encourages ALFs to review...more

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Florida Issues Rules Permitting Senior Living Visitation

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Since March, the Division of Emergency Management for the State of Florida has suspended visiting rights at senior living facilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic to all but “compassionate care” situations (i.e., end of life...more

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Florida Nursing Homes to Reopen to Visitors

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The State of Florida appears finally ready to allow visitors to nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Soon after the initial outbreak of COVID-19, Florida had issued an emergency order prohibiting visitation to...more

Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley

Many of the Nation’s Nursing Homes Had a Bad Record Before COVID — Now Hit With an Alarming Spike in New COVID Cases

The agency that represents 14,000-plus nursing homes across the country recently released a revealing report related to COVID-19 that does not bode well for the facilities entrusted with the care of the elderly. The report...more

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Limited Visitation In Nursing homes And Assisted Living Facilities In Texas

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The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (“HHSC”) announced on August 6th that limited visitation would be allowed at certain nursing homes and long-term care facilities throughout the state. Nursing homes and long-term...more

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Requiring Employees to Wear N95 Masks? Better Have a Respiratory Protection Program or Risk OSHA Citations

Recent enforcement activity by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) underscores the risks posed by the deployment of N95 and other respirators by long-term care providers, including nursing homes and...more

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

New COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Long Term Care Facilities

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The West Virginia Bureau of Public Health (“BPH”) announced recently it will require weekly testing for any long-term care facility that experiences a single positive case of COVID-19. According to a statement by Shannon...more

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Georgia Assisted Living Communities and Personal Care Homes Now Must Contend with Additional Compliance Obligations and Larger...

New measures intended to increase protection of residents in Georgia assisted living communities and personal care homes were signed into law on June 30, 2020. House Bill 987 (“HB 987”) amends Title 31 of the O.C.G.A. and is...more

Patrick Malone & Associates P.C. | DC Injury...

Nursing homes ‘dumping’ residents and defying ordered safeguards

Owners and operators of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities have mounted a “nimfy” (Not My Fault) defense for the tens of thousands of deaths and infections of their residents during the Covid-19 pandemic. They...more

Burr & Forman

Tennessee Health Services and Facilities Report: June 2020

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The Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency ("HSDA") is responsible for regulating the health care industry in Tennessee through the Certificate of Need Program. A Certificate of Need ("CON") is a permit for the...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Opening Up America: Recent COVID-19 Data And Congressional Hearings Show That Nursing Homes May Be The Last To See “Business As...

On Thursday, June 11, 2020, the U.S. House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, chaired by Rep. James E. Clyburn, held a video briefing (the “SCC Briefing”) with experts and affected individuals to examine the...more

American Conference Institute (ACI)

[Virtual Event] COVID-19 Liability for Long-Term Care and Senior Care Providers - August 18th, 8:15 am - 5:30 pm EDT

Join us for a one-day virtual event for Counsel for the Long Term Care and Senior Care Industries. In response to impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the long term and senior care industries, ACI presents this virtual...more

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Senior Living Communities Now Being Rated On Inclusiveness

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A joint effort between SAGE (www.sageusa.org) and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (www.HRC.org) is resulting in the creation of the “Long-Term Care Equality Index (LEI)”, which will measure how well senior living...more

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Texas Governor Announces Move to Phase III of Planned Reopening

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With his Executive Order GA-23 set to expire at midnight last night, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-26 yesterday, implementing “Phase III” of his planned “reopening” of the state from coronavirus...more

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.

Long-Term Care Institutions and COVID-19: Strategies to Protect Your Facility

Owners and operators of long-term care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation facilities and assisted living facilities face many challenges in implementing social distancing protocols to decrease the risk of...more

Hudson Cook, LLP

Serving Customers in the Midst of the Pandemic

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As we all follow the “Tennessee Pledge” issued by the Governor to return Tennesseans to work in a safe environment, restore their livelihoods, and reboot our state’s economy, you must ask yourself—what will business be like...more

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Mandatory COVID-19 Testing Implications For LTC Facilities

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For long-term care (“LTC”) facilities such as assisted living facilities and nursing homes, the high risk of spread once coronavirus disease 2019 (“COVID-19”) enters a facility means such facilities must take immediate...more

Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley

Were Nursing Homes Doing a Poor Job Prior to the Pandemic?

The global COVID-19 crisis has created dynamic shifts in how businesses source and sell goods and services. Whether those shifts are temporary or will solidify into more permanent structures ushering in a “new normal” era of...more

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