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News by Topic: Long-term care

Jan 4, 2022 - Reports on the closure of an Alzheimer's care facility in western Missouri due to financial hardship and the concerns of local residents about accessing long-term care for relatives and seniors in the area. Discusses the uncertain future of nursing homes nationwide in the face of COVID-19, noting that 54% reported financial losses and that 134 nursing homes closed in 2021.
Source: Kaiser Health News
Dec 28, 2021 - Video broadcast and article on the closure of 4 nursing homes and 5 assisted living facilities in Nebraska, with all but one located in rural areas. Describes funding challenges and offers a breakdown of the facilities that have or will close by the end of 2021.
Source: KLKN
Dec 8, 2021 - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is seeking comment on a proposed information collection project titled "AHRQ's National Nursing Home COVID-19 Coordinating Center." This information collection will assess whether and how AHRQ's National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network aided nursing homes' efforts to mitigate the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Comments are due by February 7, 2022.
Source: Federal Register