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.
As Health Officials Feared, Coronavirus Outbreak Invading Nursing Homes
Halley Freger , Laura Romero , Allison Pecorin and Matthew Mosk - Mar 30, 2020
The coronavirus outbreak raced through four nursing homes over the weekend, infecting hundreds of residents at senior living facilities and killing at least five people. At a press conference Monday, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan called the outbreak in one senior home north of Baltimore “deeply concerning,” as the virus leaves a mounting toll at facilities around the...
FL: Another Resident, Employee Test Positive for Coronavirus at Hollywood ALF
John Weinsier and Amanda Batchelor - Mar 30, 2020
Another resident and employee have tested positive for the novel coronavirus at the Five Star Premier Residences of Hollywood in Broward County, the facility notified residents in a letter. The facility said they immediately notified the Broward County Health Department over the weekend. According to the letter, the resident was admitted to a hospital on Saturday where...
TX: Dallas County Starting To See Clusters Of Confirmed Coronavirus Cases At ALFs
Steve Pickett - Mar 30, 2020
As Dallas County approaches the 500 mark in confirmed coronavirus cases, Judge Clay Jenkins said the county is starting to see clusters of these cases assisted-living facilities. “We’re going to be having some tough conversations in the coming weeks, and this is one of them,” Jenkins said during a news conference Sunday. “Today (Sunday) we have seen clusters...
FL: 3 of Jacksonville’s 4 COVID-19 Deaths Linked to One ALF
Kelly Wiley and Travis Gibson - Mar 30, 2020
Four people have died in Duval County since the beginning of the novel coronavirus outbreak in Florida, as of Monday afternoon, and three of them were men from one Jacksonville long-term care facility. According to a recent report from Jacksonville’s Emergency Preparedness Division obtained by News4Jax through a public records request, three of the deaths were residents of Camellia at...
OH: Coronavirus in Nursing Homes: ‘We Are Going to See Deaths’
Lynn Hulsey - Mar 29, 2020
With coronavirus cases and deaths multiplying daily, nursing homes and assisted living facilities face special challenges in protecting their uniquely vulnerable residents and the people who care for them. “Because we’re dealing with older patients, many of whom have underlying diseases, we are going to see more severe illness from coronavirus and we are going to see...