Coronavirus / COVID-19 - McKnight's Senior Living

Coronavirus / COVID-19

One on One with McKnight’s

PARTNER CONTENT: With increased attention on the distribution of the various COVID-19 vaccines, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities must be sure to still remain vigilant on another crucial area of safety this year: COVID-19 testing. Hear from Bill Pierce, administrator at Compass Park skilled nursing and rehabilitation center in Franklin, IN, about how the facility put staff members, residents and family members at ease with rapid antigen testing. Compass Park is one of the more than 12,000 nursing homes around the country seeing the many benefits of using BD’s comprehensive rapid point of care test, the BD Veritor Plus System.

Long-term care lenders say COVID-19 continues to affect terms, requirements

As senior living and skilled nursing residents complete their COVID-19 vaccinations and case counts continue to decrease within the setting, some banks may be getting ready to re-enter the long-term care sector — though under new terms and requirements. That’s one of several findings in the latest lender survey released Tuesday by specialty investment bank Ziegler, in partnership with the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.

COVID-19 liability protection bill goes to Kentucky governor as shield laws gain traction among states

Kentucky lawmakers last week sent to Gov. Andy Beshear for his signature a COVID-19 liability protection bill that extends immunity to a narrow group of essential service providers, including senior living providers. If the governor signs the bill, the Bluegrass State will join a growing number of states granting such immunity to providers.

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