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Avera Has Expanded Nursing Home Testing

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In The Moment … May 21, 2020 Show 822 Hour 2

The federal government has called for testing of long-term care and skilled nursing home residents and staff. Long-term care facilities have faced difficult challenges mitigating the virus. Data now suggest at least 20 percent of the U.S. COVID-19 death toll is from nursing home related infections.
 
Joseph Rees, DO, is a geriatrician and Avera eCARE® Senior Care Medical Officer. He joins us today to talk about what testing means for Avera facilities and how the process is set to unfold. 

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