COVID-19 Information & Resources
LeadingAge PA continues to keep members up-to-date with the latest news and changes as the COVID-19 pandemic impacts the senior services industry.
Vaccine & Testing
CDC resources for enhanced barrier precautions
January 26, 2023The CDC has new resources to assist nursing homes with implementation of enhanced barrier precautions. Recall that enhanced barrier precautions are an accepted standard of care, referenced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the updated RoPs guidance on infection control effective Oct. 2022, that may be implemented in the nursing home to protect residents from the threat of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs). CDC hosted a continuing education webinar on Nov. 15. The video recording of this webinar is available here and the slides are available here. CDC has also shared the following tools: o Pre-Implementation Tool - Enhanced Barrier Precautions: https://www.cdc.gov/hai/pdfs/containment/Pre-Implementation-Tool-for-Enhanced-Barrier-Precautions-508.pdf o Observations Tool - Enhanced Barrier Precautions Implementation: https://www.cdc.gov/hai/pdfs/containment/Observations-Tool-for-Enhanced-Barrier-Precautions-Implementation-508.pdf o Observations Tool Summary Spreadsheet: https://www.cdc.gov/hai/excel/containment/Spreadsheet-to-Capture-and-Summarize-EBP-Observations.xlsx o Enhanced Barrier Precautions Letter to Nursing Home Leadership: https://www.cdc.gov/hai/pdfs/containment/Enhanced-Barrier-Precautions-Letter-for-Nursing-Home-Leadership-508.pdf
FAQs on LeadingAge national test ordering website available now
January 20, 2023To help aging services providers navigate utilization of LeadingAge national’s test ordering website, an FAQ sheet can be found here.
LeadingAge provides vaccination mandate tools & resources
November 12, 2021LeadingAge is gathering the most up-to-date resources on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Interim Final Rules mandating COVID-19 vaccination for organizations with more than 100 employees and all staff in CMS-certified settings. In partnership with Pathway Health, LeadingAge created a template of policy and procedures for the CMS Vaccine Mandate that nursing homes can use to outline elements of the plans required by the rules. This members-only template is available now (log into your My.LeadingAge.org account to access). And visit our Vaccine Mandates: Information, Tools & Resources page for additional resources.
BinaxNOW testing resources
October 1, 2021Nursing homes and personal care homes/assisted living residences in yellow and red positivity areas should be receiving BinaxNOW test kits from the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
New studies suggest vaccines are less effective against delta according to CDC
September 16, 2021CDC released three new studies suggesting that as the delta spreads, vaccines are becoming less effective, although breakthrough infections are still rare. However, unvaccinated people face much higher risks of illness and death.
Member Vaccine Rates
Click the button below to view the data for member COVID-19 vaccination rates, sorted by county, including these key fields:
- Recent percentage of current residents who received a completed COVID-19 vaccination at any time
- Recent percentage of current health care personnel who received a completed COVID-19 vaccination at any time