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.
Up to 200k Us Deaths Foreseen as More Cities Stricken
Matt Sedensky and Michael R. Sisak - Mar 29, 2020
The coronavirus outbreak could kill 100,000 to 200,000 Americans, the U.S. government’s top infectious-disease expert warned on Sunday as smoldering hot spots in nursing homes and a growing list of stricken cities heightened the sense of dread across the country. Faced with that grim projection the possibility and that even more could die in the U.S. without measures to keep people...
Nursing Homes in Philadelphia and NJ Report 17 Cases of the New Coronavirus. What Now?
Stacey Burling and Pranshu Verma - Mar 29, 2020
A Philadelphia nursing home said Tuesday that 11 of its residents and a contract employee have tested positive for the new coronavirus since March 19. Three residents and two staff members of a nursing home in Mount Laurel have also tested positive for the new coronavirus over the last week, the facility’s medical director said. None of the patients has died but one from...
PA: 38 Residents at Beaver County Nursing Home Test Positive for Coronavirus
Sheldon Ingram - Mar 29, 2020
Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Cente r reported Thursday afternoon that the number of in-house residents who have tested positive for coronavirus has increased to 38. Two residents have died of COVID-19, the facility's medical director confirmed Monday. A statement released Thursday said another resident who had tested positive died overnight, but it is not clear that...
CA: Coronavirus Enters San Diego County’s Senior Care Facilities
Amita Sharma - Mar 29, 2020
The coronavirus made its grim arrival at San Diego County’s senior care facilities this week — three have confirmed cases and three others are awaiting test results, according to county officials. The officials have refused to release the names of the facilities with cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. KPBS, however, has identified two of them. One...
VA: Senior Living Facility Confirms Case of COVID-19
Carly Kempler and CJ Paschall - Mar 29, 2020
The Colonnades , a senior living facility in Charlottesville, has confirmed the presence of COVID-19 in its community. The facility said its closely monitoring the pandemic and has implemented new protocols including: limiting non-essential visitors, syptom screening among residents and team members and restricting new move-ins. During this time, the facility emphasized it’s...