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FL: FFBC Director Calls for Increased Transparency about Coronavirus in Nursing Homes

Denise Royal (PHOTO CREDIT: Matias Ocner) - Mar 21, 2020

At least nineteen long-term care facilities in Florida have either a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19. The disease has already proven deadly at one senior care facility in Broward County. Four residents have tested positive for the virus at an assisted living facility in Jacksonville. Florida Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Mary Mayhew says she has sent experts to the...

Sick Staff Fueled Outbreak in Seattle Nursing Homes, CDC Reports

Associated Press - Mar 18, 2020

Staff members who worked while sick at multiple long-term care facilities contributed to the spread of COVID-19 among vulnerable elderly in the Seattle area, federal health officials said Wednesday. At least 30 coronavirus deaths have been linked to Life Care Center in Kirkland. A report Wednesday from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided the most...

FL: Three Deaths at One Fort Lauderdale ALF Stoke Coronavirus Fears

Carol Marbin Miller (PHOTO CREDIT: Matias J. Ocner) - Mar 17, 2020

Three residents of a large Fort Lauderdale assisted living facility have died in recent days, and leaders fear their deaths may be linked to the spread of the coronavirus, a pandemic that is proving to be particularly lethal among elders. On Tuesday morning, the Florida Department of Health announced one death at an unidentified ALF in Broward County at the agency’s...

FL: ALF Reports 4th Confirmed Coronavirus Case

Kelly Wiley - Mar 17, 2020

At 7:41 a.m. Tuesday, families got another email from Jacksonville assisted living facility Camellia at Deerwood . The facility that houses seniors already had the very first case of the new coronavirus in Duval County. Less than a week after confirming an 83-year-old resident tested positive for COVID-19 , the facility told families about the third resident and fourth resident...

Nursing Home Residents in Indiana Suffer as County Hospitals Rake in Millions

Tony Cook, Tim Evans, and Emily Hopkins (PHOTO CREDIT: Robert Scheer/IndyStar) - Mar 15, 2020

Indiana received $679 million last year in extra Medicaid payments to care for vulnerable nursing home residents. That’s more than any other state. More than California. More than New York. With all that money, one advocate said, Indiana should have the best nursing homes in America. It doesn’t. An IndyStar investigation found at least $1 billion in supplemental Medicaid...
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