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.
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...
FL: 3 of Jacksonville’s 4 COVID-19 Deaths Linked to One ALF
Kelly Wiley and Travis Gibson - Mar 30, 2020
Four people have died in Duval County since the beginning of the novel coronavirus outbreak in Florida, as of Monday afternoon, and three of them were men from one Jacksonville long-term care facility. According to a recent report from Jacksonville’s Emergency Preparedness Division obtained by News4Jax through a public records request, three of the deaths were residents of Camellia at...
OH: Coronavirus in Nursing Homes: ‘We Are Going to See Deaths’
Lynn Hulsey - Mar 29, 2020
With coronavirus cases and deaths multiplying daily, nursing homes and assisted living facilities face special challenges in protecting their uniquely vulnerable residents and the people who care for them. “Because we’re dealing with older patients, many of whom have underlying diseases, we are going to see more severe illness from coronavirus and we are going to see...
CA: 10 Employees, 7 Residents Test Positive for COVID-19 at Burbank Nursing Home
Brian Day and Jennifer McGraw - Mar 29, 2020
Two residents have died from COVID-19 at a Burbank nursing home where five other residents and 10 employees have also come down with the virus, officials said Saturday. The outbreak at the Alameda Care Center , 925 W. Alameda Ave., is one of several at nursing homes and similar facilities throughout Southern California, according to Los Angeles County health officials. Of the...
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...