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.
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...
AR: 4th Nursing Home Reports Case of Coronavirus
Mandy Hatch - Mar 26, 2020
There are now 41 positive COVID-19 cases in Arkansas nursing homes. The Department of Health announced Wednesday a fourth long term facility has reported a positive test for the virus. The most recent positive test came from a resident here at The Waters of White Hall nursing home. Arkansas Secretary of Health Dr. Nate Smith says the recent positive case is connected to a...
FL: 2 Residents at Veterans Nursing Home Test Presumptive Positive
Nicole Linsalata - Mar 25, 2020
Two residents at a nursing home for veterans in Pembroke Pines have been hospitalized after they tested presumptive positive for the coronavirus, according to the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs and family members. The residents, who are both men, at the Alexander Nininger State Veterans Nursing Home were tested after they showed signs of a low-grade fever, according to officials and...
NJ: 3 Deaths, 10 Coronavirus Cases ID’d at Mount Laurel Nursing Home
Lisa Broadt - Mar 25, 2020
Three elderly residents of Laurel Brook Rehabilitation & Healthcare have died after being hospitalized with coronavirus, officials confirmed Wednesday. The long-term care facility on Church Road also revealed Wednesday it has an additional five positive cases, bringing the facility’s caseload to 10, including the three deaths. “It is with heavy hearts that we...