The End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and Long-Term Services and Supports: What You Need to Know
Older adults and their family caregivers should know about coming changes related to the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and what they could mean for the long-term services and supports they currently receive or could in the future.
AARP Public Policy Institute’s Nursing Home Dashboard has tracked and analyzed COVID-19 case, death, and vaccination data since 2020. The Dashboard’s findings reveal a distressing trend among both nursing home residents and staff: not everyone is vaccinated and not everyone is “up to date” with boosters.
The COVID-19 pandemic had stark and immediate effects on home and community-based services (HCBS) and the people who received these supports.
The Build Back Better Act that recently passed in the U.S. House of Representatives and is under consideration in the U.S. Senate includes several sections that could drive improvement in nursing home staffing and ultimately resident care and safety.
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