According to a report released Monday by the New York State Department of Health, employees at these facilities and visitors were mostly responsible for spreading the virus among residents as case numbers rose throughout the state in March and April. Though visitors were barred from entering nursing homes in mid-March because of the virus threat, […]
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.
How the virus got into the center in the first place remains a mystery as does its rapid spread. Long-term care facilities were like the Springfield Center were on alert from the beginning of the pandemic because of their vulnerable residents, and took many extra precautions.
(CNN)The nephew of a man who died during the height of the coronavirus pandemic in New Jersey is suing the nursing home where his uncle was a resident, alleging that the facility failed to provide the legally required level of care while fraudulently claiming to do so.
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.
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 […]
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.
Traditionally, caregivers organize when the people they care for are at risk—and at almost no other time. Perhaps this moment is different. I want an America where caregivers demand and can receive the basic dignity they offer without feeling like they are stealing it from someone else. To strike, health-care workers have to send a […]
In hospitals across the 50 states, medical supply and equipment shortages continue to force doctors and nurses to make tough clinical decisions. At the same time, substantial staff shortages have caused many medical professionals to begin performing unfamiliar jobs in unfamiliar facilities. This is particularly true in senior care facilities, which faced government orders to […]
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