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.
NE: Health Officials Believe They Have Identified How COVID-19 Entered ALF
Waverle Monroe - Mar 27, 2020
Washington County, along with the city of Blair, held a news conference Thursday morning to discuss COVID-19 issues in the city and county. Three Rivers Public Health Department joined. "We now have five cases in Washington County," director of Three Rivers Public Health, Terra Uhing, said. Carter Place is on lockdown due to an outbreak of COVID-19. "This is the first...
New York Tells Nursing Homes They'll Need to Take Coronavirus Patients
Anna Wilde Matthews - Mar 27, 2020
New York told nursing-home operators that they will be required to accept patients infected with the new coronavirus who are discharged from hospitals but may be still convalescing, amid more cases in the state that are straining the health-care system. The decision will draw pushback from some nursing-home officials, who have warned that such moves endanger...
GA: 5 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 Reported at Nursing Home
- Mar 27, 2020
Archbold Medical Center is reporting that they've received notice that a nursing home in Pelham, GA has five confirmed cases of coronavirus. Officials confirmed Thursday that they were notified of five confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Pelham Parkway Nursing Home . "We have been in contact with Georgia Department of Public Health, and we’re closely following their suggestions...
DE: Coronavirus Outbreak in Nursing Home
- Mar 27, 2020
The Department of Health and Social Services announced Thursday evening the second coronavirus-related death of a Delaware resident -- the first in a long-term care facility. The 86-year-old man was a resident of Little Sisters of the Poor Jeanne Jugan Residence in Newark . He had underlying medical conditions. This is the second coronavirus-related death of a Delaware resident. The first...
NJ: 2 Residents at Another N.J. Nursing Home Die After Contracting Coronavirus
Rebecca Panico - Mar 26, 2020
Two patients at a Princeton nursing home died from complications of the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19, adding to a growing list of long-term care facilities in New Jersey that have seen fatalities from the illness. Four other patients at Atrium Post Acute Care of Princeton tested positive for the virus as well, the facility told NJ Advance Media in a statement....