Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
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.
Deaths from falls are increasing sharply among elderly Americans.
Two bills that would reduce inspections of troublesome nursing homes (Senate Bill I726 and House Bill 731) are making their way through Florida’s legislature.
In a December 2019 article, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported that Florida’s nursing homes are still not 100 percent compliant with the Emergency Power Plan Generator Rule.
Often nursing home residents are unable to stand and/or walk by themselves. They require assistance from nursing home staff and even a Hoyer lift.