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“Throughout this pandemic, nursing homes have faced unparalleled challenges while looking after America’s most vulnerable people. This HHS funding will give these health care professionals key resources to protect seniors and each other.”

WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $98,475,000 in funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in Louisiana.

“Throughout this pandemic, nursing homes have faced unparalleled challenges while looking after America’s most vulnerable people. This HHS funding will give these health care professionals key resources to protect seniors and each other,” said Kennedy.

This funding is provided under the authority of the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. These resources could help nursing homes increase labor, expand testing, obtain personal protective equipment and cover other expenses directly related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Additional information about this funding is available here.