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Two South Carolina nursing homes were scrutinized for allowing several residents and employees to be infected by the coronavirus in a short time span

A nursing home in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina responded to pressure to give the public more details regarding an outbreak of more than 84 cases of coronavirus in the previous month.  Department of Health reports on two facilities with…
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Louisiana nursing home residents face the prospect of dangerous amounts of isolation as coronavirus shutdowns are renewed

Nursing home residents are in more trouble in Louisiana as the state paused its reopening due to new coronavirus cases that have surged around the nation. The delayed openings mean that residents in nursing homes will spend even more time in…
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Iowa nursing home became the site of one of the largest coronavirus outbreaks in the nation due to one sick worker

Local news for Iowa reported on a sick nursing assistant who may have been responsible for many coronavirus infections and even deaths.  Dozens of infections and deaths may have started with a single employee who was not properly screened A…
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South Carolina nursing homes tried to find creative ways to protect the physical and mental health of residents during the pandemic

Nursing homes in South Carolina were able to find new ways for their residents to stay in touch with their families during the coronavirus pandemic. Minimizing physical contact and shared spaces was important, as a large segment of all deaths…
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Boca Raton and Palm Beach County were areas of special focus during the coronavirus pandemic due to elderly populations

Governor DeSantis promised to keep special focus on nursing homes in the state of Florida during the pandemic, as conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and other long term health problems that are common among the elderly can devastate populations…
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Louisiana takes additional measures to keep nursing home residents safe during the pandemic as cases increase

As coronavirus cases began to surge in June and July of 2020, Louisiana experienced some of its worst infection numbers of the entire pandemic in nursing homes around the state. Baton Rouge mayor discusses nursing home outbreaks and new mask…
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Will the Governor’s order to increase visitation deter neglect in South Carolina nursing homes?

Gov. Henry McMaster said Friday he has asked the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to draft a plan that will allow immediate families to safely visit their loved ones who live in assisted living facilities, while…
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Boca Raton area nursing home was scrutinized after several people died from the coronavirus in just a week

When nursing home residents get exposed to any kind of infection or virus, the results can quickly become disastrous. This situation becomes even worse during a national public health emergency related to a contagious disease. A nursing home…
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Is COVID-19 increasing complaints of nursing home negligence in South Carolina?

South Carolina prioritizes COVID-19 infections in nursing homes and remains concerned of the spread of respiratory illness in these facilities.  Due to the high risk of the residents in nursing homes and the recent spike in infections, South…
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Louisiana nursing homes came under scrutiny for failing to test staff and residents for coronavirus months after the pandemic began

Investigations around the state revealed that many nursing homes in Louisiana were not taking adequate precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.  Reporting shows that the state’s nursing homes are way behind on testing and…