Senators Ask FEMA to Explain Reports of Faulty PPE Shipments to Nursing Homes

Four senators, all Democrats, called on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to answer questions about reports of faulty personal protective equipment being sent to nursing homes in a Tuesday letter sent to administrator Peter Gaynor. CNN first reported on the letter, which expressed “concern about the availability and adequacy of PPE for nursing homes […]

FEMA Could Begin Sending PPE to Nursing Homes in Early May

With personal protective equipment (PPE) in short supply across the country, skilled nursing facilities have felt left out in efforts to bolster health care capacity in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic — even though by most measures, they are arguably on the front lines of the battle to contain the illness caused by the […]

Fla. Lawmaker Pushes FEMA to Put SNFs First After Power Outages

A Florida congresswoman is calling for more assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help prevent another scenario like the one that led to the deaths of 14 residents at a Florida nursing home that lost power in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in September. Rep. Frederica S. Wilson, a Democrat, recently added new […]