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Access to COVID-19 federal dollars and South Carolina nursing home resident health.

South Carolina – October 27, 2020 The South Carolina Governor indicated that federal aid would allow movement on the plan to reopen nursing homes to visitors.  The money would facilitate rapid result coronavirus tests to be deployed to…
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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…
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Can you report a South Carolina nursing home for not following the Centers for Disease Control’s COVID-19 protocols?

The incidence of COVID-19 death is more prevalent among the elderly based on favorable mechanisms of spread when respiratory droplets are passed on through contact in close quarters. If someone died at a long term care facility because they…
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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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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…
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How is North Dakota’s COVID-19 death toll relevant to nursing homes in the state? 

With over 37,600 deaths, nursing home fatalities now account for nearly 40% of COVID-19 related deaths in the U.S., and in many states they account for over 50% of related deaths, shining a negative light on a compromised standard of healthcare…
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Are North Carolina nursing home staff shortages a reason for high COVID-19 deaths?

Immunity. Nursing homes have not explicitly been included in the immunity language set out from the federal government to protect healthcare workers during the COVID-19 crisis.  Staffing shortages and infection control violations have been…
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Has community mitigation helped New Hampshire nursing homes control COVID-19?

New Hampshire took steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes by making sure that personal protective equipment was available, separating sick residents from healthy ones, and reducing visitation to the facilities, but these delayed…
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Did infection control protocols fail against COVID-19 in New Jersey nursing homes?

Failed safety measures. The shared resources and intimate living spaces of nursing homes have proven to be the perfect setting for communicable diseases, such as COVID-19, to spread like wildfire among the vulnerable elder at-risk communities…