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

Ron Nunziato, the CEO of Extended Care LLC, a consulting company that works with the nursing center, represented the facility at a press conference Sunday held by county health officials. He said the facility began screening staff and residents, increased cleaning and restricted visitors before the first positive test for a resident was confirmed on […]

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 […]

New coronavirus threat: Florida limits nursing homes visits

The governor took the step by executive order as public universities shuttered classrooms in favor of distance learning, a day after the state announced eight new infections. The disease has killed two people in Florida and infected more than two dozen others overall in Florida.

For nursing homes, symptoms aren’t enough to tell who’s sick

They found two other Seattle-area facilities with infections shared a health care worker with the Life Care nursing home. Another facility had received two patients transferred from Life Care, according to the paper published Friday by New England Journal of Medicine.

Oklahoma COVID-19 cases now 29, include nursing home patient

The woman who was a resident of the Ponca City Nursing and Rehabilitation tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, several days after she was discharged from the nursing facility to a local hospital after experiencing symptoms, according to Care Providers Oklahoma, the nursing home industry trade group.

W.Va. nursing home with 28 virus cases a ‘horror story’

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks, and the overwhelming majority of people recover. But severe cases can need respirators to survive, and with infections spreading exponentially, hospitals across the country are either bracing for a coming wave […]

Nursing home is now West Virginia’s ‘ground zero’ for virus

Carl Shrader, medical director for the Sundale nursing home in Morgantown, said 16 residents and four staffers have tested positive for the virus. Seventy-six tests are pending as of Wednesday morning, though results are expected in the coming days, he said.

Nursing home has many patients with virus symptoms; 1 dead

“We have mobilized our emergency response team and are implementing plans that will immediately, and significantly, increase our capacity across HighPoint Health System should we experience a steep increase in critically ill patients,” Peach said

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.

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.