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More Than 140 Nursing Homes Have Reported Coronavirus Cases

Peter Whoriskey and Maria Sacchetti (PHOTO CREDIT: David Ryder/Reuters) - Mar 25, 2020

More than 140 nursing homes in the United States have at least one resident who tested positive for the coronavirus, according to federal government figures released earlier this week, but exactly which homes are affected and where they are, federal officials won’t say. Their refusal to release the information has angered families, industry watchdogs and emergency personnel who...

TN: NHC Chattanooga Nursing Home Confirms Patient Tested Positive

Shannen Sharpe and Sydney Edwards - Mar 25, 2020

A nursing home patient at NHC in Chattanooga has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a Wednesday release from an NHC spokesperson. The facility is located at 2732 Parkwood Avenue, in the Glenwood neighborhood of Chattanooga. The spokesperson says the patient tested positive after being transferred to a local hospital. The release says no NHC employees have reported...

FL: Coronavirus Isolation a Dilemma for Seniors

Dara Kam (PHOTO CREDIT: WSFA) - Mar 24, 2020

“Social distancing,” ending visitation at nursing homes and shuttering nearly all gathering places could have a devastating effect on the people many of the measures are meant to safeguard: older adults, who are already at risk of isolation and loneliness. The race to curb the rapidly spreading novel coronavirus has prompted Gov. Ron DeSantis to erect barriers around long-term...

Nursing Homes Are Coronavirus Risks

Caitlin McGlade and Anne Ryman (PHOTO CREDIT: Arizona Republic) - Mar 25, 2020

The first, most deadly cluster of new coronavirus cases in the United States started at a nursing home in Washington state.  Last year, before COVID-19 was a concern, authorities saw a vulnerability at Life Care Center of Kirkland, which is now linked to at least 35 deaths from the virus. The nursing home was cited for failing to follow federal...

‘Beyond devastating’: Ban on visiting loved ones in ALFs, group homes is a crushing blow

Carol Marbin Miller and Bailey LeFever (PHOTO CREDIT: Miami Herald) - Mar 20, 2020

About 10 days ago, Marilyn Ashbridge’s mother had surgery at her Pembroke Park assisted living facility. The doctor ordered that a bandage on the wound remain in place for a month. But three days later, Ashbridge said, the dressing was gone. Ashbridge was planning to return to the ALF to ensure the bandage was replaced, and to oversee her mother’s wound care. But then she got...
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