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Nursing Homes Want Dedicated $10 Billion Covid-19 Relief Fund

April 29, 2020, 8:53 PM

The nursing home industry wants the Trump administration to create a $10 billion fund to help provide more Covid-19 testing, protective gear, and staffing for facilities struggling to contain the deadly coronavirus.

Now that social distancing has calmed fears that hospitals would be overwhelmed by Covid-19 patients, the Department of Health and Human Services should redirect federal resources and funding to nursing homes, which have become ground zero for the pandemic, said Mark Parkinson, president and CEO of the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living, which represent more than 14,000 skilled nursing centers, assisted living and ...