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South Carolina nursing homes have the highest COVID-19 related mortality rate in the U.S.

South Carolina – October 21, 2020 According to a recent American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) study, South Carolina had the highest death rate per 100 nursing home residents in September. This analysis includes self-reported data…
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South Carolina nursing homes were given clearance to allow outdoor visits as the coronavirus pandemic continued

The state of South Carolina has announced important rules for outdoor visits at assisted living facilities and nursing homes throughout the state. This will mark the first time that such visits are allowed since the beginning of the pandemic…
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South Carolina Nursing Home residents can once again cautiously visit with loved ones.

After nearly six months of isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, people can visit relatives and friends in South Carolina nursing homes and residential care facilities, but there will be no hugs and kisses and they will have to meet outside. …
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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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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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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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South Carolina must stop isolating nursing home residents inside COVID-19 petri dishes.

Nursing home residents accounted for 27% of the COVID-19 deaths in South Carolina through the end of July, even though they make up less than 0.5% of the state’s population.  COVID-19 keeps making its way into nursing homes even after they…