In the several states of the United States, between fifty to eighty percent of all coronavirus deaths occurred in nursing or elderly care facilities. As drafts of a renewed COVID-19 relief fund continue to debate in and around the White House, several million left sufferings in elderly care and nursing home facilities – along with their loved ones required to communicate with them from far away – are using quick action.
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Approximately all the initial $175 billion United States Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) funds from the CARES Act – which passed as law by U.S. President Donald Trump in late March – spent, and yet COVID-19 – officially termed coronavirus – cases in at least twenty-two states continue to rise, ahead of already discouraging cold & flu season, according to the American Health Care Association (AHCA).
CARES Act’s Provider Relief Fund
HHS declared distribution plans for eighty percent of the $175 billion Provider Relief Fund made by the CARES Act. Health care providers, such as elderly care and nursing homes, will need more resources to continue its response to the coronavirus epidemic heading into the flu season, which provides additional challenges, the CEO and president of the American Health Care Association & National Center for Assisted Living, Mark Parkinson, told Fox News.
Coronavirus excessively impacts the old – several of whom already previous health conditions and long-lasting diseases – and the loyal staff who care for them. The American Health Care Association & National Center for Assisted Living demanded another $100 billion from the HHS Provider Relief Fund, which accessible for all health care providers impacted by a pathogen, and asked that a large part of the fund dedicated to helping assisted living communities and nursing homes in acquiring resources associated with protecting helpless citizens and staff from the fatal virus, including constant testing, staff support, and protective equipment.
Parkinson is enforcing Congress to provide more funds worth billions to protect the most vulnerable. The idea of more relief and stimulus funding was still the main topic of political fodder in Washington as of Friday. Parkinson stressed that the PPE supply delays and shortages in gaining test results in the initial six months of COVID-19 put nursing homes at a severe disadvantage in keeping coronavirus out of their facilities.