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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...

More Than 140 Nursing Homes Have Reported Coronavirus Cases

Peter Whoriskey and Maria Sacchetti (PHOTO CREDIT: David Ryder/Reuters) - Mar 25, 2020

More than 140 nursing homes in the United States have at least one resident who tested positive for the coronavirus, according to federal government figures released earlier this week, but exactly which homes are affected and where they are, federal officials won’t say. Their refusal to release the information has angered families, industry watchdogs and emergency personnel who...

TN: NHC Chattanooga Nursing Home Confirms Patient Tested Positive

Shannen Sharpe and Sydney Edwards - Mar 25, 2020

A nursing home patient at NHC in Chattanooga has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a Wednesday release from an NHC spokesperson. The facility is located at 2732 Parkwood Avenue, in the Glenwood neighborhood of Chattanooga. The spokesperson says the patient tested positive after being transferred to a local hospital. The release says no NHC employees have reported...

FL: Coronavirus Isolation a Dilemma for Seniors

Dara Kam (PHOTO CREDIT: WSFA) - Mar 24, 2020

“Social distancing,” ending visitation at nursing homes and shuttering nearly all gathering places could have a devastating effect on the people many of the measures are meant to safeguard: older adults, who are already at risk of isolation and loneliness. The race to curb the rapidly spreading novel coronavirus has prompted Gov. Ron DeSantis to erect barriers around long-term...

Nursing Homes Are Coronavirus Risks

Caitlin McGlade and Anne Ryman (PHOTO CREDIT: Arizona Republic) - Mar 25, 2020

The first, most deadly cluster of new coronavirus cases in the United States started at a nursing home in Washington state.  Last year, before COVID-19 was a concern, authorities saw a vulnerability at Life Care Center of Kirkland, which is now linked to at least 35 deaths from the virus. The nursing home was cited for failing to follow federal...
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