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CMS and CDC Push Nursing Homes to Be More Proactive With COVID-19

iAdvance Senior Care

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White Paper/Brief

Healthcare Access and Quality
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Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is encouraging higher vaccination rates at nursing homes. Vaccinations are required to be offered at nursing homes, yet the overall vaccination rate is below 50%. The article provides recommendations for ways nursing homes can increase vaccinations by education, communication with residents and their families, and creating action plans for individual residents. It stresses the importance of keeping treatment medications at nursing facilities.

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Outcomes of Interest

Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

People Living in Congregate Housing

Setting(s) of Implementation

Long-term Care Facility

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Implementation Period