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South Florida nursing home gains national attention as one of the most deadly during the pandemic

Local news for South Florida reported on a nursing home in Miami Springs that became one of the deadliest in the country.  Miami Springs nursing home experiences devastating coronavirus outbreak The facility, called Fair Havens Center,…
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Should South Carolina Nursing Home residents be concerned about the senators’ probe over Hydroxychloroquine use?

The incidence of COVID-19 death is more prevalent among the elderly, based on the favorable mechanisms of respiratory droplet spread for individuals living in close quarters, coupled with compromised underlying health conditions.  Seeking consultation…
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South Carolina nursing homes were given new coronavirus testing requirements

One of the primary ways that health experts recommended that the coronavirus pandemic could be contained was through regular, widespread testing.  The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control began the process to test…
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Employee claims staff had no knowledge of COVID-19 dangers in the South Carolina nursing home until it was too late.

The Hanahan nursing home where Aaron Lorick worked was putting staff and residents in danger. Missteps let the virus prey on the frailest people in their care. Lorick witnessed the dawn of one of South Carolina’s largest and deadliest nursing…
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Florida nursing homes fill with despair and desperation as restrictions continue

Nursing home residents throughout Florida were suffering as government officials failed to take action to ease restrictions due to the pandemic on visitation and other activities in facilities.  Months of isolation has nursing home residents…
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Technology may help nursing home residents cope with isolation as COVID-19 spreads in Lexington South Carolina. 

South Carolina Department of Health (DHEC) tracks the number of cases and deaths among residents and staff in nursing home facilities. A total of 341 nursing homes, rehabilitation and community residential care facilities recently reported positive…
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South Carolina government attempts to intervene at nursing homes to stop pandemic

State agencies will often intervene when nursing homes have poor conditions that lead to infections and death.  A nursing home in Lexington, South Carolina has reported a high number of deaths related to the coronavirus pandemic, alarming…
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Louisiana nursing homes at risk for a second wave of coronavirus

While nursing home deaths in Louisiana from the coronavirus are still a serious source of concern, the wave of infections and deaths that came in June and July of 2020 did not claim as many lives as the early days of the pandemic in the Spring.  Summer…
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South Carolina nursing homes received a very limited amount of coronavirus testing supplies

Local news for South Carolina reported on the Trump administration’s plan to provide coronavirus testing to nursing homes, but there were also limitations that could lead to undetected outbreaks.  Federal government will provide nursing…
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Boca Raton nursing home invested millions in new generators

Senior communities in Boca Raton, Florida had made upgrades in preparation for Hurricane Isaias and the rest of the hurricane season to avoid the possibility of elderly residents getting injured or dying during a power outage.  Residences…