Bloomberg Law
March 30, 2020, 3:39 PM

Convert Some Nursing Homes for Covid-19 Treatment, Industry Says

Tony Pugh
Tony Pugh

States should direct nursing homes to create segregated units for Covid-19 patients as the facilities take on more overflow patients from nearby hospitals overwhelmed by the pandemic, an industry group said.

They should also explore moving nursing home residents to other facilities to establish dedicated Covid-19 treatment centers that can take hospital discharges, according to the American Health Care Association, which represents the nursing home industry.

That’s already happening in Massachusetts where 147 residents at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Worcester are being relocated to turn the facility into a makeshift coronavirus treatment unit. State officials say ...

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