More Than 6,000 Recovering Patients Returned to Nursing Homes During Height of Pandemic in N.Y.

Nursing home communities have been an area of concern throughout the pandemic as high numbers of staff and residents tested positive for the virus across the country. According to a report last month in The New York Times, about 43 percent of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. were connected to nursing home outbreaks.

Police find 17 bodies piled up in New Jersey nursing home’s tiny morgue after receiving tip off a corpse had been left in a SHED at facility that has seen nearly 10 percent of its 700 residents die during virus pandemic

New Jersey Governor Philip D Murphy has said that once the pandemic is over, the state will conduct a proper investigation into what went wrong although he did appear to be surprised at the high number of deaths.

Coronavirus Outbreak At West Virginia Nursing Home Stabalizes

“Everything and everybody” were in place to take action quickly, Health Department CEO Jim Nelson said. But the two-day delay between testing and getting results hampered the process, especially because many people who were positive showed no symptoms.

New Jersey nursing home where authorities found 17 bodies sued for alleged failures during Covid-19

Brian Roberts of New Jersey filed the suit in Sussex County Superior Court on Tuesday. The suit names the nursing home, a sister facility called Andover Subacute Rehab Center I and owners Louis Schwartz and Chaim Scheinbaum as defendants, in addition to unnamed staff members and assorted business entities.

Some nursing homes fall short on infection control measures

Ten of the nursing homes have faced significant fines. The penalties range from $70,000 to $380,000. Forty-five facilities got smaller fines for failing to complete mandatory testing and for not reporting records to the state. Others were ordered to develop a plan to fix the problems.

With nursing homes barred, acute shortage of ICU beds

Of the 1,413 ICU beds in public and private facilities as well as eight jumbo centres, only 125 are vacant; BMC says its infra can handle the caseload. The BMC’s decision last month to bar all 72 private nursing homes—hospitals with fewer than 50 beds— in the city from treating Covid-19 patients appears to have […]

Virus cases up in St. Louis County nursing homes

At least 494 people in long-term care facilities have died from the virus since it first struck the area in March. In total, the county reported 2,320 cases in those centers between March and August.

Nursing Home Workers Were Underpaid, Overworked, and Denied PPE. And Then COVID Hit.

Across different chains and in different parts of the country, these stories varied in severity but were basically the same. Short staffing, low pay, no respect. It’s true, they would all be financially better off flipping burgers. But why? It may be true that as a nation we value a well-cooked burger over safe elder […]

Protect Doctors, Nursing Homes and Small Businesses From Trial Lawyers | Opinion

Houghtaling’s mission is to pressure the government into bailing out members of a business coalition that did not purchase pandemic coverage. This list includes celebrity TV chefs, who have been particularly vocal about the bailout plans despite being more than able to afford the policies themselves. At a time when many on Main Street have […]

UK war veteran Sir Tom Moore was caught speeding aged 98

When asked earlier in the year why he was raising money for medical staff he told The Guardian: “Our brave nurses and doctors are frontline in this case … this time our army are in doctors’ and nurses’ uniforms and they’re doing a marvellous job.”