(WASHINGTON) #CoronavirusNewsDesk – As drafts of a renewed coronavirus relief package continue to be debated in and around the White House, the many millions left languishing in nursing homes and elder ly care facilities – along with their loved ones forced to communicate with them from afar – are urging swift action #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthReport – Oct.09: “According to the American Health Care Association (AHA), almost all the initial $175 billion U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funds from the CARES Act – which was signed into law by President Trump in late March – has been spent, and yet #coronavirus – officially termed #COVID19 – cases in at least 22 states continues to ascend, ahead of the already daunting cold and flu season.”

#Coronavirus Relief Package for Nursing Homes has been spent and many are still waiting for action by the government but with arguments between Democrats & Republicans over scoring points …lives get forgotten

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“ HHS has announced distribution plans for 80 percent of the $175 billion Provider Relief Fund created by the CARES Act. Health care providers, including nursing homes, will need additional resources to continue its response to the COVID pandemic heading into the cold and flu season, which provides new challenges,” Mark Parkinson, president and CEO of American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), told Fox News. “COVID-19 disproportionately impacts the elderly – many of whom already have preexisting health conditions and chronic diseases – and the dedicated staff who care for them.”

” The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) has thus requested an additional $100 billion from the HHS Provider Relief Fund, which is accessible for all health care providers impacted by the novel pathogen, and asked “that a sizeable portion of the fund be dedicated to helping nursing homes and assisted living communities to acquire resources associated with protecting vulnerable residents and staff from the virus, including constant testing, personal protective equipment (PPE) and staff support.””

Statistics released in June underscored that such facilities account for 42 percent of coronavirus-induced deaths, and at that point, attributed to around 7 percent of the U.S. infection rate: A report unveiled in August by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living revealed that during the single week of July 26, some 9,715 people in nursing homes spanning the country died from coronavirus complications: That was a marked uptick from the 8,667 who died the previous week and the 5,538 who died the week of June 28, the lowest number since the pandemic began:

#AceHealthDesk report …………………Published: Oct.09: 2020:

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