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Local Nursing Homes Cited for Infection Control Deficiencies Ahead of Coronavirus Outbreak

Kelly Wiley - Mar 9, 2020

Federal officials are suspending non-emergency inspections across the country in nursing homes and hospitals, instead of focusing on complaints alleging infection control concerns. This comes as a nursing care facility in Seattle, Life Care Center, is dealing with more than 50 residents and staff experiencing symptoms from coronavirus, according to CNN. As of Monday, a total of 16 people...

Florida Nursing Homes Ramp Up Coronavirus Precautions

Naseem Miller and Kate Santich - Mar 2, 2020

The outbreak of coronavirus infection and at least four deaths in a nursing home near Seattle have put long-term facilities in Florida on high alert, as they care for one of the most vulnerable populations. "Nursing homes and senior care homes in general are just rife for this type of an outbreak." -- Brian Lee, FFBC Executive Director “Nursing homes and senior care homes in...

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...
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