Tennessee’s vaccination rate for people who work in nursing homes and assisted living facilities is among the lowest in the country, according to a new report from the Center for Public Integrity. Fewer than a third of staff members have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, despite being some of the first offered the shots through […]
Tennessee will lift all state restrictions on nursing home visitation by this weekend. But facilities are already reining in expectations of families desperate to see their loved ones.
Tennessee has completed first doses for all of its nursing home residents, and Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey expects a similar milestone for those in assisted living “in the next few days.”
The number of patients in ICUs is near an all-time high, approaching 1,200, and health officials say they are older and sicker than early in the pandemic.
Metro Nashville’s Department of Law has ordered the for-profit operator of a city-owned nursing home in Bordeaux to transfer residents to other facilities and “wind down” the operation. The city had been seeking a new company to run the complex, but no one bid.
Tennessee will relax visitation rules for long-term care facilities starting Oct. 1, removing the requirement that the county has to have limited coronavirus spread in order to allow nursing homes or assisted living facilities to welcome visitors.
Visitations technically resumed in June, but very few facilities could meet the strict health guidelines. State officials say they’re looking for ways to relax restrictions in the coming weeks.
An additional 43 long-term care facilities in Tennessee are reporting cases of COVID-19 now that the state mandates weekly testing of employees.
Visitation resumes today in Tennessee nursing homes, but on a very limited basis. In several counties, including Davidson and Rutherford, the spread of coronavirus remains above the allowable threshold (see interactive map here).
Tennessee has extended the May 31 deadline for nursing homes to test all residents and staff for the coronavirus until the end of June, and is now requiring that employees get retested every seven days. Failure to comply could result in license revocation or civil penalties, according to a report released by the Unified Command […]