This curated news feed of stories related to nursing home and long-term care around the country includes articles and reports from media outlets and press releases from Families for Better Care.
TX: Shelter-In-Place Ordered for the Woodlands Retirement Community After 12 COVID-19 Cases Confirmed
Hannah Mackenzie - Mar 31, 2020
Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough issued a shelter-in-place order Monday for a senior living facility in The Woodlands after there were 12 coronavirus cases confirmed there. As of Tuesday night, residents of The Conservatory at Alden Bridge are ordered to shelter in place for the next two weeks. According to the order, any resident who did not want to shelter-in-place at The...
TN: Six Cases of COVID-19 Found at East Memphis Assisted Living Facility
- Mar 31, 2020
Health officials said Monday they are dealing with an outbreak of six cases of COVID-19 at an East Memphis assisted living facility. The Health Department has tested 22 people at the facility, including residents and staff. So far, four tests have returned positive, 14 were negative and four were still pending. Two more people had already tested positive by the time the health department...
TX: Residents at College Station Assisted Living Facility Test Positive for COVID-19
- Mar 31, 2020
The Brazos County Health District says residents at The Waterford at College Station assisted living facility have tested positive for COVID-19. "This is a devastating situation, and we have been and will continue to be in close collaboration with the facility’s administration to provide education and guidance moving forward. Through this dialogue, we have learned that prior...
FL: Infections Trickle in to Senior Care Facilities as Operators Warn They Can’t Keep Coronavirus Out
Mario Ariza and Brooke Baitinger - Mar 31, 2020
As infections seep into South Florida’s assisted-living facilities one by one, operators of many long-term care facilities are warning that — try as they might — they can’t keep the new coronavirus out. Two more facilities have been hit by the virus. Two residents and one team member are infected at Five Star Premier Residences of Hollywood, the facility said. An...
FL: Nursing Homes Become Solitary Confinement Amid COVID-19
Kate Santich and Martin Comas - Mar 31, 2020
Nearly every day, Michelle Dettlaff sits outside the glass door of an Altamonte Springs assisted living facility to see her 81-year-old mother, who sits on the other side. Sometimes Dettlaff will reach out and press her hand against the glass. It’s as close as the mother and daughter are permitted to be. “It sucks,” said Dettlaff, 52, whose mother suffers from dementia,...