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.

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.

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

The Vermont Legislature plans to return to the Statehouse in Montpelier next week to act on legislation designed to help the state recover from the economic damage caused by the outbreak, but leaders are working to determine the best way to do that safely.

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 […]

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.

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

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

The thorniest issue has been what to do with nursing home residents discharged from hospitals. Some homes are refusing to take residents back unless they have a test proving they are virus-free, and regulators in New York have ordered homes to accept residents returning from the hospital even if they are infected.

Ill. virus cases top 200, include 42 tied to nursing home

Oak Park Mayor Mayor Anan Abu-Taleb declared a state of emergency Wednesday and village Public Health Director Mike Charley issued an order requiring residents to shelter in place beginning Friday and continuing to April 3. The order urges residents to stay home and to venture out only for necessities. It exempts businesses providing “essential services,” […]

Nursing home residents tested positive for the coronavirus before showing symptoms

That’s consistent with recent research done around the world showing that people with mild or no symptoms could be driving outbreaks. Studies show that they have high levels of the virus in their noses and throats and that people appear to be more infectious earlier in the course of their illness before significant symptoms may […]

New coronavirus threat: Florida limits nursing homes visits

The governor’s order prohibits anyone showing symptoms of a respiratory infection from visiting nursing homes and other facilities for older people. That prohibition also includes anyone who may have had close contact with anyone testing positive for COVID-19, as well as anyone who recently took a cruise or has been in places deemed to have […]