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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 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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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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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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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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Nursing homes in Louisiana finally see good news that the worst of the coronavirus pandemic may be over

Local news for New Orleans, Louisiana reported on a slowdown of coronavirus cases infecting nursing homes. However, there was some debate related to the reasons for this drop in new infections and whether the pandemic may be ending or not.  Louisiana’s…
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Mississippi nursing home employee scams elderly people out of money and steals their debit cards

Nursing homes seem to always have problems with employees who work in their facilities and those who illegally gain access to facilities for the purpose of committing crimes. The home is supposed to protect their residents from these kinds of…
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Countywide coronavirus testing program is designed to minimize infections in Iowa nursing homes

Nursing home conditions became a very important issue during the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic seemed to be most likely to kill people who were living in nursing homes. An infection that spreads through a facility could potentially wipe…