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.
FL: Nursing Homes Become Solitary Confinement Amid COVID-19
Kate Santich and Martin Comas - Mar 31, 2020
Nearly every day, Michelle Dettlaff sits outside the glass door of an Altamonte Springs assisted living facility to see her 81-year-old mother, who sits on the other side. Sometimes Dettlaff will reach out and press her hand against the glass. It’s as close as the mother and daughter are permitted to be. “It sucks,” said Dettlaff, 52, whose mother suffers from dementia,...
MA: 'It's Heartbreaking': Worcester Nursing Home Residents Moved
Adrian Ma - Mar 30, 2020
Residents of a nursing facility in Worcester are being moved out to make room for patients who require ongoing treatment for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Worcester is the first of what will be multiple nursing homes converted for ongoing coronavirus care. It's part of an effort by the Massachusetts...
As Health Officials Feared, Coronavirus Outbreak Invading Nursing Homes
Halley Freger , Laura Romero , Allison Pecorin and Matthew Mosk - Mar 30, 2020
The coronavirus outbreak raced through four nursing homes over the weekend, infecting hundreds of residents at senior living facilities and killing at least five people. At a press conference Monday, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan called the outbreak in one senior home north of Baltimore “deeply concerning,” as the virus leaves a mounting toll at facilities around the...
FL: Another Resident, Employee Test Positive for Coronavirus at Hollywood ALF
John Weinsier and Amanda Batchelor - Mar 30, 2020
Another resident and employee have tested positive for the novel coronavirus at the Five Star Premier Residences of Hollywood in Broward County, the facility notified residents in a letter. The facility said they immediately notified the Broward County Health Department over the weekend. According to the letter, the resident was admitted to a hospital on Saturday where...
TX: Dallas County Starting To See Clusters Of Confirmed Coronavirus Cases At ALFs
Steve Pickett - Mar 30, 2020
As Dallas County approaches the 500 mark in confirmed coronavirus cases, Judge Clay Jenkins said the county is starting to see clusters of these cases assisted-living facilities. “We’re going to be having some tough conversations in the coming weeks, and this is one of them,” Jenkins said during a news conference Sunday. “Today (Sunday) we have seen clusters...