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Why Ignoring Nursing Home Residents During The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Reckless

Dr. Miriam A. Knoll, M.D. - Mar 27, 2020

Keeping elderly Americans safe from COVID-19 should be a #1 priority during the pandemic, because they’re at the highest risk of contracting the virus and dying from its virulent course. Among these older people, the most vulnerable are the 1.5 million people who live in nursing homes. But this group- who by definition are too sick to care for themselves- have...

LA: Families Worried After Two Residents Test Positive for COVID-19

Jeff Ferrell - Mar 27, 2020

It’s really a mixture of emotions for some of the resident’s relatives at Brookdale Senior Living after two COVID-19 cases were confirmed this week. Some expressed general frustration, while others simply fear the coronavirus could spread to other residents. One relative in particular, Tom Perry, told us about his frustration only after watching KSLA News 12 coverage of the...

FL: More Coronavirus-Related Deaths Reported at ALF

- Mar 27, 2020

Three new deaths from the coronavirus have been reported at the Atria Willow Woods Assisted Living Facility in Fort Lauderdale . A total of six residents at the assisted-living facility have now died from COVID-19. The assisted living facility released the following statement on Thursday: “Sadly, we learned today that three residents who tested positive have...

NE: Health Officials Believe They Have Identified How COVID-19 Entered ALF

Waverle Monroe - Mar 27, 2020

Washington County, along with the city of Blair, held a news conference Thursday morning to discuss COVID-19 issues in the city and county. Three Rivers Public Health Department joined. "We now have five cases in Washington County," director of Three Rivers Public Health, Terra Uhing, said. Carter Place is on lockdown due to an outbreak of COVID-19.   "This is the first...

New York Tells Nursing Homes They'll Need to Take Coronavirus Patients

Anna Wilde Matthews - Mar 27, 2020

New York told nursing-home operators that they will be required to accept patients infected with the new coronavirus who are discharged from hospitals but may be still convalescing, amid more cases in the state that are straining the health-care system. The decision will draw pushback from some nursing-home officials, who have warned that such moves endanger...
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