COVID-19 Webinar Series Overview
This COVID-19 Webinar Series synthesizes the information in the headlines to provide cohesive insight into the status of the response and remaining gaps in the system that must be addressed to limit the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States.
Session 13 – Nursing Home Care
Residents of nursing homes have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. The nature of this coronavirus—which is particularly harmful to older adults and people with multiple chronic conditions—has left residents vulnerable. Additionally, the pandemic has exacerbated existing challenges in our fragmented long-term care system, which is financed, regulated, and administered by states, the federal government, and private care facilities. During this webinar, panelists discussed policy options to support high quality care for nursing home residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Richard Feifer, M.D., MPH, FACHE, President, Genesis Physician Services; Chief Medical Officer, Genesis HealthCare
Terry Fulmer, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, President, The John A. Hartford Foundation
Vincent Mor, Ph.D., Florence Pirce Grant University Professor, Department of Health Services, Policy & Practice, Brown University School of Public Health
Rachel Nuzum, MPH, Vice President, Federal and State Health Policy, The Commonwealth Fund (moderator)
The Alliance for Health Policy gratefully acknowledges the support of the National Institute of Health Care Management (NIHCM) and The Commonwealth Fund for this event.