HEALTH

Report recommends major reforms to prepare nursing homes for second wave

BY Briana Vannozzi, Lilo Stainton |

The state now have a better picture of the struggles that were happening inside New Jersey’s nursing homes during the coronavirus outbreak.

A new report, commissioned by the Murphy administration from Mannat Health, calls for major reforms at the facilities to prepare for a second wave of COVID-19 and any future pandemic. The recommendations start with the creation of a Long-Term Care Emergency Operations Center to coordinate the state’s response. The report recommends bolstering the workforce through pay increases, better staffing and paid sick leave. It also calls for increased transparency and improving safety infrastructure.

NJ Spotlight health care reporter Lilo Stainton joins NJTV News Senior Correspondent Briana Vannozzi with more on the report.