Ina Jaffe

Ina Jaffe appears in the following:

Lawmakers Call For Investigation Of States' Nursing Home Policies During Pandemic

Monday, June 29, 2020

Sen. Chuck Grassley and Rep. Greg Walden question some states' requirement that nursing homes accept COVID-19-positive patients from hospitals.


Why Were Some Nursing Homes Spared The Devastation of COVID-19? Depends Who You Ask

Friday, June 26, 2020

Researchers want answers to help combat the spread and prevent more infections. But conflicting opinions make that more challenging.


Why Some Nursing Homes Are Devastated By COVID-19 While Others Remain Untouched

Friday, June 26, 2020

The federal government says that the worst outbreaks of COVID-19 are associated with low-rated nursing homes. A Harvard study says the disease took a toll regardless of quality. Which is right?


Members Of Congress Ask Why More Coronavirus Aid Hasn't Been Spent On Nursing Homes

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Sen. Patty Murray of Washington and Rep. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut note that the law designated $200 million but only $1.5 million has been distributed to a handful of states.


Banned From Nursing Homes, Families See Shocking Decline In Their Loved Ones

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Nursing homes banned all visitors and nonessential workers from their facilities in mid-March to stop the spread of COVID-19. Advocates and families want that ban to end.


Nearly 26,000 Nursing Home Residents Have Died From COVID-19, Federal Data Show

Monday, June 01, 2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says about 80% of nursing homes nationwide reported data to the CDC as required. The remaining 20% could face fines if they don't comply.


Ideal Nursing Homes: Individual Rooms, Better Staffing, More Accountability

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Nursing home experts say priorities need to change, emphasizing quality of life over profits. The stunning COVID-19 death toll brings scrutiny to an industry that many believe is due for an overhaul.


What Happened Today: Coronavirus Task Force Members Testify, Nursing Homes Questions

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

NPR's correspondent who covers aging and Dr. Jeremy Faust, an emergency physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital, answer listener questions about nursing homes and COVID-19.


Coronavirus Pandemic Exposes Cracks In Nursing Home System

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Nursing homes have accounted for nearly half of COVID-19 deaths in some states. Why have they been so vulnerable to the virus, and what could improve that in the future?


Nursing Home Association Asks For $10 Billion In Federal Coronavirus Relief Funds

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

A trade organization called the impact on long-term care facilities "devastating." The money would be used for personal protective gear, salaries for more staff, and hazard pay.


Trump Announces Panel To Look At Nursing Home Responses To Coronavirus Outbreak

Thursday, April 30, 2020

The administration also said it will send two shipments of personal protective gear to every nursing home, each shipment containing a one-week supply, by July 4.


State Examining Southern California Nursing Home Where Staff Were No-Shows

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The Magnolia Rehabilitation and Nursing Center was forced to move more than 80 residents when staff failed to report to work for two consecutive days.


Survey: 1 in 6 Older Americans Delayed Or Canceled Medical Care In March

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Researchers looked at healthcare-related actions taken by those 70 years and older during the first month of social distancing.


Concerns Over Giving Nursing Homes Civil Immunity Protections

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Health care facilities are asking states to exempt them from legal liability as the coronavirus continues to take a heavy toll. Some advocates say this gives poorly run businesses cover.


Nursing Homes Ask States For Immunity From Civil Suits Amid COVID-19

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Health care providers and nursing home operators say immunity is necessary because the coronavirus' constant change makes it difficult to address.


Discharging COVID-19 Patients To Nursing Homes Called A 'Recipe For Disaster'

Monday, April 20, 2020

New York and New Jersey want nursing homes to accept recovering hospital patients, regardless of their COVID-19 status, to free up space in hospitals. What's to keep the virus from spreading?


Supermarkets Make Shopping Easier For More Vulnerable Patrons

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Supermarkets have introduced senior shopping hours — older adults, pregnant women and people with disabilities can use those times to get food and supplies before the crowds arrive.


Nursing Homes Brace For Coronavirus Threats

Friday, March 06, 2020

Many of the deaths from coronavirus have been at a nursing home in Kirkland, Wash. Nursing homes face numerous problems controlling infection.


It's Not Clear What Single-Payer Health Care Would Mean For Older Workers

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Under a system like "Medicare for All," there are questions about job loss and older insurance workers. Studies show that job retraining is less effective for older workers.


California To Officially Apologize To Japanese Americans Over Internment

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Decades after Japanese Americans were sent to internment camps during World War II, California's state legislature will officially apologize. Few, however, are still alive to appreciate the apology.