QHC Facilities, based in Clive, operates eight skilled nursing facilities including Crestview Acres in Marion as well as in Tama, Madison, Humboldt, Jackson, Webster and Polk counties and two assisted living centers.
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Nursing home leaders across the state have been working to increase the number of staff fully immunized against COVID-19. A federal mandate expected this month also aims to do the same thing -- but many across Iowa’s industry say the new rule could have a detrimental effect.
By Clark Kauffman - Iowa Capital Dispatch
Health Care and Medicine Sep. 3, 2021 6:00 am454d ago
The regulatory relief comes at a time when the governor has declined to reinstate some of the mitigation efforts – like business and school closings, limits on public gatherings, restrictions on hours of operation – intended to slow the spread of the virus.
All nursing homes will be required to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for its staff, or facilities could lose their federal funding, the Biden administration announced this week. While some state organizations praised the move, others raised concerns about the impact it could have on an already strained workforce.