Testing in Long-Term Care Facilities – A Conversation with State Long-Term Care Ombuds

By Ingrid Ulrey, Policy Director, PHSKC Residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family homes are at high risk for serious illness and death from Covid-19, as we outlined in a recent blog. Washington State Department of Health Director John Wiesman issue an order requiring COVID-19 testing for all nursing home residents and […]

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Protecting residents in long-term care facilities – progress and challenges

A looming heartbreak in the coronavirus pandemic is the impact of the virus on people living in long-term care facilities such as skilled nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family homes. Locally and nationally, the biggest outbreaks have been in these facilities, which house and care for more than 12,000 people in King County.

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