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.
‘Beyond devastating’: Ban on visiting loved ones in ALFs, group homes is a crushing blow
Carol Marbin Miller and Bailey LeFever (PHOTO CREDIT: Miami Herald) - Mar 20, 2020
About 10 days ago, Marilyn Ashbridge’s mother had surgery at her Pembroke Park assisted living facility. The doctor ordered that a bandage on the wound remain in place for a month. But three days later, Ashbridge said, the dressing was gone. Ashbridge was planning to return to the ALF to ensure the bandage was replaced, and to oversee her mother’s wound care. But then she got...
Two Nursing Home Patients Test Positive for COVID-19
- Mar 22, 2020
Nursing home patients are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus, and we're learning of some new cases here in Western New York. State officials say two residents from the Wyoming County Community Hospital: Skilled Nursing Facility have tested positive for COVID-19. The two patients have been cared for in isolation since being tested. Health officials are now trying to track down...
CT: Second Resident of Stafford Springs Nursing Home has Died
Jenna Carlesso (PHOTO CREDIT: CT Mirror) - Mar 22, 2020
A second resident from a Stafford Springs nursing home has died of COVID-19, officials said Sunday, and at least three others from the facility have tested positive for the disease. The newest fatality, an 83-year-old man, was the first resident of the Evergreen Health Care Center to test positive. He had been hospitalized for days with symptoms. Before that, he...
WA: Over 24 More Residents at Shuksan Healthcare Center Test Positive
Mike Carter - Mar 22, 2020
Testing has revealed that more than two dozen residents and six staff members at the Shuksan Healthcare Center in Whatcom County are infected with the novel coronavirus, health officials announced late Sunday. The Whatcom County Health Department said it also recently learned that the second COVID-19-related death in Whatcom County, announced Saturday, was associated with the Shuksan...
Nursing Home Outbreaks Lay Bare Chronic Industry Problems
Bernard Condon and Candice Choi (PHOTO CREDIT: Ted S. Warren) - Mar 21, 2020
Burgeoning coronavirus outbreaks at nursing homes in Washington, Illinois, New Jersey and elsewhere are laying bare the industry’s long-running problems, including a struggle to control infections and a staffing crisis that relies on poorly paid aides who can’t afford to stay home sick. That came into clear focus at the deadliest single spot in the nation’s coronavirus...