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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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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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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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South Carolina nursing homes could face a disaster if coronavirus cases continue to rise

Local news for Columbia, South Carolina reported on an increase of coronavirus cases that could seriously affect hospital capacity and nursing homes in the state. Coronavirus cases rising as testing increases The South Carolina Department…
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How do I report suspected nursing home abuse in a South Carolina nursing home?

In South Carolina there are discrete methods to report abuse, neglect, or exploitation by a negligent caregiver without endangering a nursing home resident further. A long term living residence, or nursing home caregiver attends to the vulnerable…
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Columbia nursing homes could see a surge in new coronavirus infections and deaths

Local health officials and others were concerned about a growing number of coronavirus cases in South Carolina, which could disproportionately affect people staying in nursing homes. The elderly and those who are already in poor health have…
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Who is responsible when independent contractors are abusing residents of a South Carolina nursing home?

A nursing home is a facility that provides organized, structured nursing care and services to its residents.  Families may become weary when looking for a reputable home that will give optimal care to their loved ones. The Centers for Medicare…
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South Carolina news reports on poor conditions and thousands of deaths in nursing homes around the country during pandemic

Local news for South Carolina reported on nationwide inspections that will take place in nursing homes as a response to the large number of COVID-19 related deaths that occurred in these facilities. The federal government is concerned that many…
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Can a family sue for a medication error in a South Carolina nursing home?

  Many nursing homes across the United States require resident care that is beyond the normal support for activities of daily living.  In those cases, it is imperative that staff take the proper steps to address those medical needs…
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Why was one company responsible for 1/3 of all South Carolina COVID-19 nursing home deaths in May?

One company in South Carolina is responsible for a third of all nursing home deaths due to COVID-19 in the month of May, but the state health department said it has found no problems with the company’s facilities. After 23 residents of PruittHealth…