Long Term Care Needs More Testing to Protect Residents and Save Lives

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes, assisted living communities and other long term care facilities across the country that provide care to approximately five million people each year, released the following statement in response to Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus task force coordinator, and her call for states to prioritize more COVID-19 testing for long term care facilities during her comments in Tuesday’s White House coronavirus briefing. 

The following statement is attributable to Mark Parkinson, president and CEO of AHCA and NCAL.

“According to a Washington Post article this week, ‘one out of 10 nursing homes have publicly reported cases of the coronavirus…with a death count that has spiraled into the thousands.’” 

Full article at the American Health Care Association

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