NURSING HOMES AND SWINE FLU
We have all heard by now about the threat of the swine flu. According to the Centers for Disease Control over 40 cases have been reported in the United States. Swine flu can be deadly for the elderly…especially those with multiple medical conditions who reside in nursing homes or other long term care facilities.
The National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR), which provides information and leadership on federal and state regulatory and legislative strategies to improve care and life for residents of nursing homes and other long term care facilities, has provided the attached warning and notice to all individuals concerned about the effects of swine flu and nursing home residents.