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Coronavirus Commission on Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes: Final Report

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September 1, 2020

This the final report from the the independent Coronavirus Commission on Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes. The main purpose of the commission was to solicit lessons learned from the early days of the pandemic and recommendations for future actions to improve infection prevention and control measures, safety procedures, and the quality of life of residents within nursing homes.

https://www.cms.gov/files/document/covid-final-nh-commission-report.pdf

Key Takeaways

Among other recommendations, the commission generated a number of workforce-related recommendations.
One key recommendation was to improve nursing assistant recruitment and create a national registry.
Another was to convene a Long-Term Care Workforce Commission to help address long-standing workforce challenges.
 
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