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May 5, 2020

May 5, 2020

May 5th COVID-19 Update

Latest updates for providers of LTPAC and senior services.

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May 5, 2020

Reporting to CDC

Nursing homes will be required to report starting May 8th.

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May 5, 2020

DOH Issues New Directives on COVID-19 Return to Work and Cohorting of Residents

The new COVID-19-related "return to work" restrictions extend to 14 days the required duration of an employee's exclusion from work based on a positive COVID-19 test or symptoms. A second set of directives includes a requirement to cohort residents based on COVID-19-positive, negative, and unknown status and assign dedicated staff to COVID-19-positive and "non-positive" residents.

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May 5, 2020

LeadingAge NY Calls for Comprehensive and Collaborative Approach to Combating COVID-19 in Nursing Homes

In a letter to Commissioner Zucker, LeadingAge NY called for a collaborative, multi-pronged effort to contain COVID-19 in nursing homes that includes on-site testing and re-testing of all residents and staff, sufficient PPE consistent with sound infection control practices, and financial assistance and other supports to enable adequate staffing.

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May 5, 2020

LeadingAge NY Resource Provides Nursing Home-Specific and General COVID-19 Guidance by Subject Area

LeadingAge NY has developed a compendium of federal and state COVID-19 guidance specific to nursing homes or of a general nature, arrayed by topic in reverse chronological order.

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May 5, 2020

New Staffing Resources Launched for Nursing Homes

New York State has opened up its Health Professional Portal to all nursing homes and by invitation to other providers. The Surge Staffing Cell provides assistance to New York City nursing homes in need of nurses and CNAs as a result of the COVID-19 emergency.

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May 5, 2020

LeadingAge Job Board

LeadingAge is partnering with major national employers to connect displaced workers from fields such as dining, retail, and hospitality with available jobs in aging services.

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May 5, 2020

Nursing Home Census Roster Collection Approaching

DOH is developing a process to streamline collection of data needed for CMI calculation.

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May 5, 2020

Nursing Home Reporting Flexibilities

CMS has granted flexibility on several federal reporting requirements; the State has not.

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May 5, 2020

COVID-19 Infection Control Surveys

Survey tool outlines key compliance elements.

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