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Louisiana nursing homes can allow visitors with new rapid coronavirus testing technology

Nursing homes in Louisiana were given the technology to complete rapid coronavirus tests for residents and staff. However, critics were concerned that the technology came too late, as many serious infections and deaths had already occurred in…
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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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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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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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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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Baton Rouge nursing homes may experience more coronavirus infections due to untested staff members

Louisiana was dealing with the possibility of increased coronavirus infections in nursing homes due to staff members’ vulnerability to the virus.  Nursing home employees refusing tests poses a huge infection risk As nursing homes throughout…
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Iowa nursing homes were inspected and fined by the state government

Nursing homes throughout Iowa received various fines and citations for not responding to the coronavirus pandemic appropriately. Most of the investigations began after deaths or large outbreaks were reported at a home.  Horrific conditions…
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Nevada nursing homes could be investigated after they received coronavirus funding

Many people in nursing homes around the country still became very sick or even died after facilities were told to take special precautions to protect their residents from coronavirus complications. Due to these problems, various national organizations…
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Iowa nursing homes now allow visitors during pandemic

Those staying at nursing homes in Iowa and most other parts of the country have been isolated from their families, with very limited social interaction due to the coronavirus pandemic. As of late July of 2020, facilities in Iowa were just beginning…
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Florida nursing home made local headlines after 16 died

A facility located in Wilton Manors was the site of at least 16 known deaths during the coronavirus pandemic. A state report mentioned the home as public health officials struggled to control the virus in nursing homes around Florida, where…
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Louisiana’s elderly population is at risk during the pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic continued to devastate nursing home populations in Louisiana and throughout the country, there was a growing amount of commentary related to how the problem should be addressed and a sense of urgency that the time…
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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…