Longtime worker at Redmond nursing home killed by virus

Emerald Heights said in an emailed statement Friday the employee had worked there for 27 years before she died Monday. It declined to release further information about her identity or her job, citing privacy concerns, except to say she worked in a non-clinical capacity serving residents throughout its campus.

4 test positive for virus at care home whose resident died

To respond to increased applications for unemployment insurance, Vermont has tripled its staff at is claims center and created an electronic form to allow people to establish an initial claim, the state Labor Department said. The department said it also added a supplementary phone number.

Grim find: Bodies of virus victims in Spanish nursing homes

At the Palacio de Hielo ice skating rink-turned-makeshift-morgue on the outskirts of Madrid, security forces guarded the premises as funeral vans entered the building via an underground car park. Madrid authorities took up the rink’s offer after the city’s municipal funeral service said it could take no more coronavirus victims until it restocked with more […]

Maine delays tax deadline, steps up help for nursing homes

Democratic Gov. Janet Mills said the move is important because of the threat coronavirus presents to older residents. “This new measure will financially support nursing facilities as they implement additional protections to ensure the health and safety of those they serve,” Mills said.

US home health care companies tell aids in areas hard-hit by coronavirus to leave their patients as they warn the industry is on the ‘verge of collapse’ and desperately needs protective gear

Experts say that care programs designed for low-income homebound patients are poised to ‘collapse’ under the current pandemic. Pictured: Judie Shape acknowledges press photographers gathered outside as her daughter and son-in-law visit her at Life Care Center in Kirkland, March 17

During Coronavirus, Are Vital Home Health Workers Now A Safety Threat?

As hospitals gear up for a surge in patients, staffing companies that employ temporary nurses say they are seeing an uptick in demand. But having nurses rotate out of various health facilities could increase the infection risk, said Saskia Popescu, a senior infection prevention specialist at HonorHealth, a large health system in Phoenix.

Vermont cases up more than 50%; 7 more nursing home cases

For most people, the coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, or death. The vast majority of people recover from the new virus.

At a nursing home for L.A.’s wealthy, coronavirus diagnoses stir anger and questions

Nursing homes, with their high concentration of the elderly and chronically ill, have been ground zero for the coronavirus. One of the deadly pathogen’s first footholds in the United States was at the Life Care Center nursing home in Kirkland, Wash., where two-thirds of the residents and 47 workers fell ill, and 37 people died.

Nursing home residents tested positive for the coronavirus before showing symptoms

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gave coronavirus tests to 76 people in a different facility on March 13th, and 23 of those tests were positive. Only 10 of those people had symptoms on the day they were tested, according to data published today in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The […]

Sister of nurse who died at hospital where workers ‘wore TRASH BAGS’ does not know where his body is

“This crisis is only growing and it’s essential that we not only have all the right equipment but that we come together to help and support one another,” the spokesperson said, adding they are “grieving deeply” over the nursing manager’s death.