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FL: Infections Trickle in to Senior Care Facilities as Operators Warn They Can’t Keep Coronavirus Out

Mario Ariza and Brooke Baitinger - Mar 31, 2020

As infections seep into South Florida’s assisted-living facilities one by one, operators of many long-term care facilities are warning that — try as they might — they can’t keep the new coronavirus out. Two more facilities have been hit by the virus. Two residents and one team member are infected at Five Star Premier Residences of Hollywood, the facility said. An...

FL: Nursing Homes Become Solitary Confinement Amid COVID-19

Kate Santich and Martin Comas - Mar 31, 2020

Nearly every day, Michelle Dettlaff sits outside the glass door of an Altamonte Springs assisted living facility to see her 81-year-old mother, who sits on the other side. Sometimes Dettlaff will reach out and press her hand against the glass. It’s as close as the mother and daughter are permitted to be. “It sucks,” said Dettlaff, 52, whose mother suffers from dementia,...

MA: 'It's Heartbreaking': Worcester Nursing Home Residents Moved

Adrian Ma - Mar 30, 2020

Residents of a nursing facility in Worcester are being moved out to make room for patients who require ongoing treatment for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Worcester is the first of what will be multiple nursing homes converted for ongoing coronavirus care. It's part of an effort by the Massachusetts...

As Health Officials Feared, Coronavirus Outbreak Invading Nursing Homes

Halley Freger , Laura Romero , Allison Pecorin and Matthew Mosk - Mar 30, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak raced through four nursing homes over the weekend, infecting hundreds of residents at senior living facilities and killing at least five people. At a press conference Monday, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan called the outbreak in one senior home north of Baltimore “deeply concerning,” as the virus leaves a mounting toll at facilities around the...

FL: Another Resident, Employee Test Positive for Coronavirus at Hollywood ALF

John Weinsier and Amanda Batchelor - Mar 30, 2020

Another resident and employee have tested positive for the novel coronavirus at the  Five Star Premier Residences of Hollywood  in Broward County, the facility notified residents in a letter. The facility said they immediately notified the Broward County Health Department over the weekend. According to the letter, the resident was admitted to a hospital on Saturday where...
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