This curated news feed of stories related to nursing home and long-term care around the country includes articles and reports from media outlets and press releases from Families for Better Care.
CA: COVID-19 Investigations Underway at 2 Senior Care Facilities
Christina Bravo and Melissa Adan - Mar 26, 2020
The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is investigating potential COVID-19 exposure among patients at two separate assisted living facilities after positive cases at each location. The Stellar Care assisted living facility in the College Area and the La Vida Real retirement community in Rancho San Diego -- both which serve senior citizens considered at-risk to...
IN: Covid-19 Detected Inside 2 Nursing Homes, at Least 10 Infected
Bob Segall - Mar 26, 2020
13 Investigates has learned the coronavirus has been identified inside two Johnson County Nursing Homes. One of the nursing homes is Otterbein Senior Life Community in Franklin. The Johnson County Health Department will not name the second facility, citing federal privacy regulations. As of Thursday afternoon, officials at Otterbein told WTHR ten people who live or work at the...
TN: Reverend Talks to Wife Through Window Twice a Day at ALF
- Mar 26, 2020
Separated by the COVID-19 outbreak, a Tennessee reverend talks to wife through a window twice a day at an assisted living facility. Reverend Tallmadge Brown is a beloved visitor at Governor’s Bend Retirement and Assisted Living, WJHL reported. WJHL reported Reverend Brown makes the trip twice a day to visit his beloved wife Velma, but since the coronavirus outbreak, he has had to...
TN: Resident, Employee Test Positive for COVID-19
Jennifer Kraus - Mar 26, 2020
A nursing home in Gallatin now confirms that at least one patient and one employee have tested positive for Coronavirus and there potentially could be more. The Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation And Healing on North Water Avenue late Thursday morning posted a statement on its Facebook page alerting families, staff and the community that they "have identified positive tests for...
Florida Won’t Say Which Elder Care Homes Have Coronavirus
Carol Marbin Miller - Mar 26, 2020
Elder advocates are calling them cruise ships on dry land: Close to 200,000 Floridians live in nursing homes and retirement homes, which could become incubators for disease among sometimes frail elders as the coronavirus pandemic spreads throughout the state. The state Department of Health said that, as of Monday, 33 Floridians living in a skilled nursing or assisted living facility had...