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Beware of COVID-19 Online Scams

— The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Cyber actors may send emails with malicious attachments or links to fraudulent websites to trick victims into revealing sensitive information, using fake vendors advertising the availability of products in short supply, or donating to fraudulent charities or... Read More

YMCA Delaware Mobilizes Emergency Childcare

— The YMCA is mobilizing emergency child care in Northern Delaware at its Bear-Glasgow, Brandywine and Central YMCA locations, and in Southern Delaware at our Sussex YMCA in Rehoboth Beach location to open on Monday, 3/30. As the need increases, they will look at opening other sites.  Essential staff will be able to go to the... Read More

CMS Prioritizes Surveys For Next Three Weeks

— CMS announced yesterday that it is prioritizing surveys by authorizing modification of timetables and deadlines for the performance of certain required activities, delaying revisit surveys, and generally exercising enforcement discretion for the next three weeks. During this timeframe, the only types of surveys that will be prioritized and conducted are  Complaint/facility -reported incident surveys Targeted... Read More

Governor, DEMA, DPH Emergency Declarations Relax Regs to Allow for More Healthcare Workers in Delaware

— As cases throughout the state jump, Governor Carney issued an updated Public Health Emergency declaration along with a DEMA/PPH joint declaration that relaxes some health care worker regulations to prepare for the surge. During the emergency, healthcare workers who hold licenses in other states will be permitted to work in Delaware without additional testing, students... Read More

We Want Your Stories!

— Both DHCFA and AHCA are asking for your stories that highlight the positive things providers, residents, and staff/caregivers are doing in this extraordinary time. AHCA is publishing a special edition of daily news clips to highlight these stories from across the nation. DHCFA is also planning  feature these stories in social media. If you have... Read More

LLAM Annual Training Renewal

— Annual LLAM UAP training renewals for March and April may be postponed for two months or more depending on the COVID-19 pandemic, Pamela Zickafoose, Executive Director of the Delaware Division of Professional Regulation, stated. Any questions can be directed to her office at 302-744-4500. 

CDC Guidance for Retirement Communities and Independent Living Facilities

— CDC released new guidance for retirement communities and independent living facilities to better aid in the planning, preparation for, and response to coronavirus disease 2019. They may be helpful to you in your work.  Please share with any Independent Living Community or Senior High Rise Community Representatives you have contact information for. NOTE: This is... Read More