Covid ‘Testing Hell’: Devices Given to Nursing Homes Bring New Problems

“There’s no mechanism in place for reporting,” said Kim Schilling, the vice president of health services at Friendship Haven, which runs a nursing home in rural Iowa. “We were on the phone yesterday trying to figure this out with the department of public health and it was very overwhelming for them too.”

Katie Smith Sloan, the president of LeadingAge, an association of nonprofit providers of aging services, said the Trump administration’s focus on fines and stringent reporting requirements were the wrong approach to addressing a crisis that was aggravated by federal inaction in the early months of the pandemic.

“For seven months, nursing homes have been saving and protecting lives while dealing with staffing shortages, testing and personal protective equipment challenges and growing unexpected costs,” she said.

David Grabowski, a health care policy expert at Harvard Medical School, described the federal rapid-test program as “a positive step but late in

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New residential community coming north of Fort Worth will bring 1,000 homes

A new residential community on the way north of Fort Worth will bring more than 1,000 homes.

The Ridge at Northlake is on Robson Ranch Road near the town of Northlake in Denton County. Its first phase will include 267 home sites and a four-acre community center with a swimming pool and splash park.

Houses in the development will be priced from the $300,000s.

Future plans include an adventure park for young children and teens, a second amenity campus with a pool, outdoor game areas and lawns and an extensive community trail system.

McKinney's new Painted Tree community is planned to have more than 3,000 homes.

“When planning The Ridge, we knew we wanted to push the notion of what an active neighborhood could mean for families,” said a statement from Ryan Huey, vice president for corporate land investment for builder Taylor Morrison Homes and managing partner for The Ridge. “We wanted to create a place where you and your family could thrive,

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Sale Sharks bring on their big guns to subdue battling Harlequins and win Premiership Rugby Cup final

That response took a while to arrive. Smith extended Harlequins’ lead to nine from the tee, but then came De Klerk and then came Manu Tuilagi.

When the home side realised that their unstoppable driving maul was going to be the way to get back into this, their task looked easier. Dan Du Preez’s score from the tail of another maul set up a two-point finish.

That was enough to set Sale back on the straight and narrow. And when Quins flanker Will Evans was too overzealous at a ruck, Rob Du Preez gave Sale the lead. De Klerk’s last-minute sniping try was the icing on the Sale cake, putting the trophy’s destination beyond doubt.

Match details

Scores: 5-0 (Langdon try), 7-0 (R Du Preez con), 10-0 (R Du Preez pen), 10-3 (Smith pen), 10-6 (Smith pen), 10-11 (Chisholm try), 10-13 (Smith con), 10-16 (Smith pen); 10-19 (Smith pen), 15-19

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