The CMS has issued detailed guidelines encouraging Home Health Agencies to take appropriate action to address potential and confirmed COVID-19 cases.
A conflict between hospitals and nursing homes is merging as the COVID-19 disease spreads throughout the country. Hospitals need to clear outpatients who no longer need acute care, but nursing homes don’t want to take discharged patients from hospitals for fear they’ll bring the Coronavirus with them.
Wednesday, the Georgia Department of Public Health named 47 nursing homes and other senior care facilities that have recently had coronavirus outbreaks.
The outbreak of the Coronavirus, also known as CVOID-19, quickly spread around the world by air travelers, who ran high fevers while-in close proximity of others. It is a respiratory virus infection and has tainted people in specific territories; few know how or where they were contaminated.