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6,500 Dead Yet State Finds Few Problems in N.J. Nursing Homes

Susan Livio and Ted Sherman (PHOTO CREDIT: Ed Murray) - Jul 2, 2020

For weeks, the death toll mounted at the Veterans Memorial Home in Paramus, where nearly every resident was hit by COVID-19. But when the state-run nursing facility was inspected on May 14 by a special team from Department of Health, surveyors found nothing wrong. In a short, single-page report, they said the facility was in compliance with infection control regulations and had...

PA: Nursing, Personal Care Homes to Resume Visitations Under State Plan

Jo Ciavaglia (PHOTO: File Photo, The Intelligencer)

Even a single new case of COVID-19 would shut down visitation at a facility for at least 28 days, under the three-step reopening process released on Saturday. Advocates say the plan is too restrictive. Pennsylvania health officials have a plan for lifting unprecedented visitor restrictions in nursing and personal care homes, but some advocates say the guidelines appear almost impossible to...

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...
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