Nursing homes in Jefferson County, Harrison County to receive PPE shipments
STEUBENVILLE — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is coordinating efforts to ship personal protective equipment to more than 15,000 nursing homes across the country.
The directive came on April 30 from Vice President Mike Pence, leader of the White House Coronavirus Task Force.
Each shipment will provide a 14-day supply of PPE to staff working in the nursing homes, according to information provided by FEMA officials.
FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor said the agency started sending the first shipments with a seven-day supply starting in May with a second wave to be sent in early June. In total, FEMA will distribute 608,000 pieces of eye protection, 6.9 million masks, 6.4 million gowns and 31.4 million pairs of gloves.
The mission supplements existing efforts to ensure nursing homes across the country have PPE during the coronavirus pandemic. FEMA is coordinating shipping of PPE to Medicaid- and Medicare-certified nursing homes based on input from the American Health Care Association to serve as a bridge between other PPE shipments.
Area nursing home facilities scheduled to receive shipments include:
¯ Catherine’s Care Center Inc., Steubenville.
¯ Trinity Skilled Care Center, Steubenville.
¯ Sienna Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation, Adena.
¯ Altercare Adena Inc., Adena.
¯ Lancia Villa Royale, Steubenville.
¯ Villa Vista Royale LLC, Steubenville.
¯ Steubenville Country Club Manor.
¯ Dixon Healthcare Center, Wintersville.
¯ Carriage Inn of Cadiz Inc.
¯ Gables Care Center Inc., Hopedale.
¯ Sienna Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Wintersville.
¯ The Laurels of Steubenville.
¯ Carriage Inn of Steubenville.