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IL: Resident in Lake County Assisted Living Facility Dies as COVID-19 Spreads

Dana Rebik and Judy Wang - Mar 29, 2020

Clusters of COVID-19 cases are spreading at a number of long term care facilities in Lake County. On Friday, a female resident of the Cedar Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care in Lake Zurich died. Employees at the facility said the first positive COVID-19 case was confirmed Monday and since then more residents have tested positive. It is unknown if the woman had tested...

FL: Number of COVID-19 Positive Residents at Ft. Lauderdale Assisted Living Facility Reaches 19

- Mar 29, 2020

Three more residents at a Fort Lauderdale assisted living facility have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the facility's total of coronavirus-infected patients to 19. In a press release Sunday, Atria Willow Wood confirmed that 19 residents have tested positive, including six residents who have passed away. The facility also said 11 residents had tested negative, and two more...

PA: Manorcare, Hamilton ARMS, Mennonite Home & Lebanon VA Report Positive COVID-19 Tests

Heather Stauffer - Mar 29, 2020

Three more Lancaster County nursing homes have reported positive COVID-19 tests — four at Mennonite Home Communities, which includes independent living, and one each at ManorCare Health Services Lancaster and Hamilton Arms Center. And Lebanon VA Medical Center reported that a veteran tested positive on Thursday at the center. An emailed statement from Mennonite Home Communities ,...

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...
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