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MA: Wilmington Nursing Home Converting to COVID-19 Facility

Michael Norton - Apr 3, 2020

A second skilled nursing facility has stepped forward to help the state address the unfolding COVID-19 crisis. Advinia Care at Wilmington announced plans late Tuesday to temporarily designate its 142-bed skilled nursing facility to care for patients diagnosed with the respiratory disease who are recovering and in need of a high level of care, including oxygen support. Current...

CT: Virus Reaches Waterford Nursing Home

Karen Florin - Apr 3, 2020

Family members and staff at the Bayview Health Care nursing home received the news that they had been dreading since the coronavirus outbreak reached Connecticut. Two residents in the long-term unit of the 127-bed facility have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. One patient, a female, remains in isolation at Bayview while another resident, a...

VT: Senior Living Concerns Over Coronavirus

Erin Brown - Apr 3, 2020

Senior living facilities in Chittenden County are on high alert after three people connected to Pinecrest in Essex Junction died of COVID-19. Now, people whose elderly parents live in similar communities are wondering if they’re safe. Three women whose parents live at Taft Farm are worried about cross-contamination between Taft Farm and Pinecrest since they’re both...

TN: Health Department Identifies Memphis Assisted Living Facility With COVID-19 Outbreak

Katherine Burgess - Apr 3, 2020

Carriage Court of Memphis , located at 1645 W. Massey Road, has been identified as the East Memphis assisted living facility where an outbreak of coronavirus, or COVID-19, has occurred. The Shelby County Health Department identified the facility in an email Wednesday morning.  Altogether, there are six known cases of COVID-19 at the facility, including five residents and...

MA: Littleton Assisted Living Facility Failed to Comply With Coronavirus Protocol

- Apr 3, 2020

Officials in one Massachusetts town are expressing concern that an assisted living facility has failed to comply with COVID-19 protocol after a staff member and a patient both tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Littleton Director of Public Health Jim Garreffi said that Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley failed to cooperate with health agents who responded to the facility after the...
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