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IN: Covid-19 Detected Inside 2 Nursing Homes, at Least 10 Infected

Bob Segall - Mar 26, 2020

13 Investigates has learned the coronavirus has been identified inside two Johnson County Nursing Homes. One of the nursing homes is Otterbein Senior Life Community in Franklin. The Johnson County Health Department will not name the second facility, citing federal privacy regulations. As of Thursday afternoon, officials at Otterbein told WTHR ten people who live or work at the...

TN: Reverend Talks to Wife Through Window Twice a Day at ALF

- Mar 26, 2020

Separated by the COVID-19 outbreak, a Tennessee reverend talks to wife through a window twice a day at an assisted living facility. Reverend Tallmadge Brown is a beloved visitor at Governor’s Bend Retirement and Assisted Living, WJHL reported. WJHL reported Reverend Brown makes the trip twice a day to visit his beloved wife Velma, but since the coronavirus outbreak, he has had to...

TN: Resident, Employee Test Positive for COVID-19

Jennifer Kraus - Mar 26, 2020

A nursing home in Gallatin now confirms that at least one patient and one employee have tested positive for Coronavirus and there potentially could be more. The Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation And Healing on North Water Avenue late Thursday morning posted a statement on its Facebook page alerting families, staff and the community that they "have identified positive tests for...

Florida Won’t Say Which Elder Care Homes Have Coronavirus

Carol Marbin Miller - Mar 26, 2020

Elder advocates are calling them cruise ships on dry land: Close to 200,000 Floridians live in nursing homes and retirement homes, which could become incubators for disease among sometimes frail elders as the coronavirus pandemic spreads throughout the state. The state Department of Health said that, as of Monday, 33 Floridians living in a skilled nursing or assisted living facility had...

Piercing Veil of Secrecy, a Second Broward Alf Is Linked to Coronavirus Infection

Carol Marbin Miller, Daniel Chang, and Bailey Lefever - Mar 26, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic gripping South Florida is now being linked to a second Broward County elder care home, a facility run by one of the state’s most powerful and controversial owners — with a spotty record for resident care. Recordings from Hollywood emergency dispatchers show that an employee of the Lincoln Manor assisted living facility has tested positive for COVID-19...
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