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posted 10/21/2020
A quick primer on how to cover assisted living and senior care facilities, which account for a massively disproportionate share of COVID-19 deaths.
posted 03/21/2020
The assisted living industry has largely resisted calls for federal oversight, saying greater regulatory and staffing expenses would be passed on to residents.
posted 08/20/2019
Last November, I sought to get at the financial impact of more ER visits. Data showed an 18% jump in ER visits in San Diego from 2012 to 2017, reflecting a statewide trend.
posted 11/01/2018
San Diego hospitals seeking are trying to steer non-emergency patients away from emergency rooms. Why? And how is the trend affecting county ER wait times?

Jared Whitlock's Blog

A quick primer on how to cover assisted living and senior care facilities, which account for a... more »
posted 10/21/20
The assisted living industry has largely resisted calls for federal oversight, saying greater... more »
posted 03/21/20
Last November, I sought to get at the financial impact of more ER visits. Data showed an 18% jump... more »
posted 08/20/19

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Thin medical staffing faces greater scrutiny – even from within the assisted living industry – as COVID-19 cuts a deadly swath through elder care facilities.
The trend raises new concerns that regulators aren’t policing the industry enough during a crisis.
Except for end-of-life situations, visitors largely haven’t stepped foot in facilities in months, leading to calls for access and balance. Outdoor visits are allowed but many operators do not permit them.