Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
There is mounting pressure from the public to increase transparency about COVID-19 in nursing homes and long-term care facilities across the United States.
At least 169 of Florida’s 748 COVID-19 deaths were related to infections in 303 long-term care facilities.
The focus on COVID-19 in nursing homes and long-term care facilities continues to heighten across the country as the resident death rate is still growing exponentially. More than 400 deaths have been reported in Florida nursing homes, nearly 30% of the total deaths in the state.
The News-Press reported on Saturday, April 25, 2020 that 1-in-3 COVID-19 deaths in Southwest Florida are linked to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and long-term care facilities.
According to the latest count by the Associated Press (AP), in the last two weeks, more than 3,600 deaths nationwide are linked to COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing home and long-term care facilities.
Nursing homes and care facilities throughout North America and Europe are in the spotlight over their Coronavirus mortality rates. Appalling stories have emerged, including allegations of inhumane treatment. Residential care facilities, such as nursing homes, have emerged as a key breeding ground for the COVID-19 infection. Global figures show that individuals aged 70 and older are at a higher risk of developing a serious illness or dying from the Coronavirus, and those over 85 are even more...
The President’s COVID-19 task force says people in the United States need to maintain safe distances, wear protective devices, such as masks and gloves, and use hand sanitizers or wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds to prevent COVID-19 infection.
Nearly every day, new reports are emerging regarding the growing number of COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes and long-term care facilities across the U.S. Why is it that these facilities are so vulnerable to this deadly virus? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, older adults and those with severe underlying medical conditions have a higher risk for developing serious complications from COVID-19.
Nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities present many problems during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 is spreading rapidly across the United States. Camellia at Deerwood, a long-term care facility in Jacksonville, has had three COVID-19 fatalities.