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Some States Require Nursing Homes To Accept Patients Discharged From Hospital Still Recovering From COVID-19

  • April 21, 2020

NPR (4/20, Jaffe) reports that “in some parts of the U.S., the desperate need to slow the spread of the coronavirus is coming into conflict with the scramble to find more hospital beds.” Some of the nation’s “largest states are now ordering nursing homes to accept patients who have been discharged from the hospital but are still recovering from COVID-19.” However, some long-term care facility operators are “leery of accepting new patients who might spread the virus,” and the state directives have been condemned by various long-term care groups.