House Task Force Presses for $100 Million in Long Term Care Funding

A newly-formed Democratic task force in the U.S. House is pushing Congress to immediately distribute $100 million in funding to aid infection control efforts in senior care settings. Among the priorities:  

  • Sufficient testing kits and PPE
  • Adequate access to staff
  • Ensure adequate infection control guidelines are in place
  • Clarify discharge guidelines for non-COVID019 Meidcare and/or Medicaid patients
  • Report all COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and fatalities to state health departments, the CDC and the general public
  • Ensure senior care settings are part of the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.

Read more at in McKnight’s Long-Term Care News.

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