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Ma: Worcester Nursing Home Moving Its Residents to Establish Coronavirus Treatment Center

- Mar 28, 2020

A Massachusetts nursing home will be moving its residents after it accepted the state's request to convert the facility into a coronavirus treatment center. Residents of the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center at Worcester and their families were notified of the decision on Friday. The moving process is set to begin Saturday. According to SALMON Health and Retirement,...

CA: At a Nursing Home for L.A.’s Wealthy, Coronavirus Diagnoses Stir Anger and Questions

Harriet Ryan, Brittny Mejia, Jack Dolan - Mar 28, 2020

In a get-what-you-pay-for world, the families of Silverado Beverly Place expect a lot. The posh nursing home near the Fairfax district styles itself a geriatric luxury resort with 125 dementia patients offered gourmet meals, yacht trips, art shows, live entertainment and, as described by one pleased customer, the regular aroma of baking cookies. The price tag can run north of $15,000 a...

IL: Patient at Joliet Nursing Home Dies

Bob Okon - Mar 28, 2020

The fourth person to die from coronavirus in Will County was a woman in her 90s who was a patient at Symphony Joliet nursing home. She died Friday morning at a hospital where the diagnosis of COVID-19 was made, a spokeswoman for Symphony Care Network said. Symphony did not provide details about the patient. The Will County Health Department only identified the one person reported...

PA: Gracedale Nursing Home Worker Has Coronavirus, Northampton County Says

Kurt Bresswin - Mar 28, 2020

An employee at the Northampton County-owned  Gracedale Nursing Hom e tested positive Friday for the coronavirus, county officials announced in a news release. No resident of the Upper Nazareth Township facility has tested positive, according to the release. "Gracedale is working with the PA Department of Health and following all recommended protocols," officials...

FL: ‘I’m Heartbroken for Them’: Pall Cast Over Broward Alf as Coronavirus Death Toll Climbs to 6

Carol Marbin Miller and Bailey Lefever - Mar 27, 2020

The death toll has doubled at a Fort Lauderdale elder care center that has become a hotspot for coronavirus infection among sometimes frail elders who are especially vulnerable to the scourge. In a March 26 letter to families of the 180 or so residents of Atria Willow Wood assisted living facility , Atria’s regional vice president, Yunia Gonzalez, confirmed that three additional...
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