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In Miami, Coronavirus Worries Turn to Senior Centers

Douglas Hanks and Ben Conarck - Mar 2, 2020

More than two dozen executives from senior centers, nursing homes and eldercare providers from across Miami-Dade gathered at the county mayor’s office Monday to address how they plan to handle the coronavirus threat in Miami. The closed-door gathering highlighted the main risk from coronavirus, a flu-like ailment that experts say is most dangerous for the elderly and people...

WA: Three More Deaths in Washington State Nursing Care Center, Site of Coronavirus Outbreak

Mike Baker (PHOTO CREDIT): Grant Hindsley for The New York Times - Mar 2, 2020

Three more residents of a Washington State nursing care facility have died from coronavirus, officials announced on Monday, bringing to six the death toll in the United States and intensifying the crisis in this state, where the nursing facility in Kirkland has become a focus of illness and fear. All of the deaths in the country have occurred in Washington State in the last few days, and...

Lawmakers Propose Stiffer Nursing Home Inspection Requirements But...

Ryan Mills - Feb 27, 2020

Two Florida lawmakers who have proposed legislation that would reduce the number of mandated inspections at nursing homes with major violations have updated their bills to require more oversight. But if the legislation passes, nursing homes that harm patients or put their lives in jeopardy would still receive fewer mandated inspections than they do today. Currently, the Florida Agency...

Husband Alleges Neglect Killed His Wife

Lindsey Basye, Andy Pierrotti - Feb 23, 2020

A Georgia nursing home once criticized for allowing an elderly woman to die from a scabies infestation is back in the spotlight. The latest complaints come from a widower, whose wife lived at the facility, and a former nursing home manager. Frances Palmer moved into Shepherd Hills Nursing Home in LaFayette, Georgia in the summer of 2018. In the time she lived there, her husband Jim,...

Nursing Homes with Serious Violations Could Receive Fewer Inspections under Florida Bills

Ryan Mills - Feb 14, 2020

A patient at a Central Florida nursing home near The Villages died after being left out in the sun for three hours. Another was rushed to a Melbourne emergency room after staff administered anti-psychotic medications at 80 times the prescribed dose. And at a nursing home between Gainesville and St. Augustine, one patient died after staff waited five minutes before starting...
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