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posted 07/29/2021
Infections and deaths are soaring just as people return to jobs in person. Should workplaces make vaccination mandatory?
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

Infections and deaths are soaring just as people return to jobs in person. Should workplaces make... more »
posted 07/29/21
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

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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.