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Tennessee Department of Health reports Rapid Progress being made in Vaccinating Highest Risk Populations

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Health says Tennessee is making great progress in rapidly vaccinating those at the highest risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Within four weeks of Tennessee receiving its first doses of the COVID-19 Coronavirus vaccine, more than 221,000 people in the state have received vaccinations, and the Tennessee Department of Health is distributing COVID-19 vaccinations as rapidly as supplies are received from the federal government.

COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine

COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine

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Tennessee Makes Rapid Progress in Vaccinating Highest Risk Populations

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee is making great progress in rapidly vaccinating those at the highest risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Within four weeks of Tennessee receiving its first doses of the COVID-19 Coronavirus vaccine, more than 221,000 people in the state have received vaccinations, and the Tennessee Department of Health is distributing COVID-19 vaccinations as rapidly as supplies are received from the federal government.

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Tennessee Long-Term Care Facilities to Resume Limited Visitation under New Guidelines

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee in coordination with his COVID-19 Unified Command Group will release guidance today on requirements and options permitting Tennessee’s long-term care facilities to provide limited visitation options while keeping their resident populations safe from COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Coronavirus.

Coronavirus.

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Lamar Alexander: Tennessee students need to return in the Fall

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – This week, I chaired a hearing in the Senate health committee with key administration officials and COVID-19 task force members to explore what federal, state and local governments need to do to get Americans back work and back to school. You can read more about that hearing below. 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Tennessee will receive more than $155 million to support COVID-19 Coronavirus testing and contact tracing across the state. Tennessee has done more testing than most states, but even more testing is key to ensuring folks are safe as they go back to work and back to school.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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President Donald Trump’s remarks on Protecting America’s Seniors

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP:  Well, thank you very much.  Please.

This afternoon, I’ll sign a proclamation declaring the month of May to be Older Americans Month.  I don’t know if I’m in that category.  I have a feeling I am.  But I feel good.  And our country is making a lot of progress, Alex — I want to tell you that.  Making a lot of progress.

As we honor the incredible contributions of our nation’s seniors, we are here today to discuss the unprecedented steps we that we’re taking to protect them from the virus. 

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Tennessee’s COVID-19 Unified-Command Releases New Data, Special Report on Nursing Homes

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Today, Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020, Tennessee’s COVID-19 Unified-Command Group released new data on COVID-19 Coronavirus in the state’s long-term care facilities and outlined its action plan on how to prevent further cases and mitigate existing clusters within these facilities.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Signs Executive Order Mandating Alternative Business Models for Restaurants, Gyms; Lifts Alcohol Regulations

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Today, Sunday, March 22nd, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order 17 calling for businesses across the state to utilize alternative business models beginning at midnight CDT on Monday, March 23rd, 2020 until midnight CDT April 6th, 2020.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Department of Health initiative resuces use of Antipsychotic Drugs for Nursing Home Residents

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee nursing homes have exceeded the national goal of reducing antipsychotic drug use for residents living with dementia in nursing homes. As a result, Tennessee has moved from leading the nation in such use in the fourth quarter of 2011 to 48th for the first quarter of 2013.

“We can all be pleased with Tennessee’s clear evidence of improvement in the wise use of these powerful medications by our committed nursing homes and caregivers,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “While there is much work left to do, it is appropriate to celebrate the initial success of this initiative and thank the dedicated stakeholders who are collaborating with each other and our department toward healthier aging in Tennessee.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Admissions to Life Care Center of Athens nursing home suspended

 

McMinn County Nursing Home Cited For Violations

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville– Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN, has suspended new admissions of residents to Life Care Center of Athens nursing home effective July 31, 2009, and imposed a one-time state civil monetary penalty of $1,500. A federal civil penalty has been imposed at $4,150 a day until the violations are corrected. A special monitor has been appointed to review the facility’s operations.

Life Care Center of Athens

Life Care Center of Athens

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House unanimously approves adult care home bill

 

AARP Calls on Senate to Create Needed Housing Option to give Tennesseans Choice

aarpNASHVILLE – The Tennessee House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation Thursday that authorizes adult care homes, creating a new and needed housing option for Tennesseans who receive long-term care services. AARP encourages the Tennessee Senate to quickly approve the bill, sending it to Gov. Phil Bredesen for his signature. The legislation is part of the governor’s 2009 legislative package.

House Speaker Kent Williams, House Speaker Pro Tempore Lois DeBerry and Rep. Dennis Ferguson, who chairs the Legislature’s Long-Term Care Committee, all spoke in favor of the Adult Care Homes Act, which was approved 94-0 and now has more than 50 House co-sponsors. The three legislative leaders were among a group of lawmakers, state officials and other long-term care advocates who toured similar adult care foster homes in Oregon last year. «Read the rest of this article»

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