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Insights on a Virus: State dashboards show COVID-19 cases and related deaths much lower in residential board & care than nursing homes in California

Insights on a Virus: State dashboards show COVID-19 cases and related deaths much lower in residential board & care than nursing homes in California

By Jason Bloome

COVID-19 has had a devasting impact on residents and staff in long term care facilities in California.  While no care setting is impervious to the virus, residential assisted living homes have much lower rates of COVID-19 cases and related-deaths than nursing homes. 

In California, as of July 7, 2020, there have been ..Read More…

FEATURE: 20 Facts That You Should Know About Current Immigration Policies and Procedures Including Child Separations, Loss of Children in the System, and Asylum Seeking

By Karen Smith Rotabi and Carmen Monico

Fact 1: In recent years, families entering the United States without authorization have been separated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in many cases. Adults and parents with children (family units) have been held in over 100 immigration detention facilities across the U.S. Those children declared “unaccompanied” ..Read More…

FEATURE – Patchwork Solutions: California Still Does Not Have Comprehensive COVID-19 Testing Protocols For Nursing Homes

By Jason Bloome
NASW-CA News Contributor

Nursing homes in California have been hard hit by COVID-19 with more than 2,184 resident deaths due to the virus. Geriatricians and patient advocates have been pressuring the state to protect nursing home staff and residents by increased testing and isolation of infected residents.  A lack of compliance, enforcement ..Read More…

A Better Home for Grandma: In the time of COVID-19, residential assisted living homes can offer a safer option than skilled nursing homes for seniors who require rehabilitation and long-term care.

By Jason Bloome

The United States healthcare system is deluged by seniors with COVID-19 who require respiratory treatments: which includes the use of respirators, ventilators, inhalation therapy, oxygen, and other treatments.   The elderly in skilled nursing homes are a population especially vulnerable to developing serious illness or dying as a result of COVID-19.  In 2017, ..Read More…

An Altered Landscape: How In Lieu of Services Will Impact Long Term Support and Services Rebalancing in California.

By Jason Bloome

About 13 million low income Americans rely on long term support and services (LTSS) which range from assistance with meal preparation, medicine management and/or help with activities of daily living (e.g. dressing, bathing, incontinence, etc.).[i]  For individuals turning 65 there is a 70% chance that at some point in their life ..Read More…

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