Covid 19 and nursing homes May 13, 2020 17:23:33 GMT -5
Post by Misspractice on May 13, 2020 17:23:33 GMT -5
I'm sure there will be limited flare ups in some parts of the country - but with enhanced testing and contact tracing , CDC should be able to address in timely fashion. Country cant stay closed forever- more life will be lost that way - time to open up with safety precautions is well past due
Tony, with all due respect, the governor did not put Covid patients back in nursing homes - nursing homes are private businesses, regulated by the state but not run by the state, and as such can take covid patients IF and ONLY IF they can care for them - specific state guidelines exist for this. If a nursing home cannot meet the state's requirements, THEY must find another nursing home (one that can care for covid patients). If they cannot, they are legally bound to contact NYS DOH and state that and DOH will find a location for the patient. The recent change in the law states that HOSPITALS cannot discharge patients back to a nursing home if the patient tests positive in any case, even if the nursing home is equipped to take appropriate care of them. The state has had nothing to do with telling hospitals or nursing homes what to do with their patients. I realize many have strong negative feelings about our Governor but that is no excuse for distorting the truth.