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Baton Rouge area nursing home hosts a cluster of new coronavirus cases

Louisiana had serious problems handling the coronavirus outbreak statewide, but nursing homes seemed to have the most issues. The Louisiana Department of Health released statistics showing that the coronavirus outbreak was still affecting nursing…
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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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Louisiana Department of Health Pays a Visit to a Nursing Home Where 13 Residents Reportedly Died

Families are often required to move their loved ones into a nursing home not because they want to, but because they are incapable of providing the care their relative needs. These homes are expected to protect and respect the individuals that…
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Jackson Mississippi area nursing homes continue to be vectors for coronavirus

At the beginning of June of 2020, there were reports regarding increases in coronavirus outbreaks tied to outdoor gatherings that found their way into nursing homes. These facilities are generally a breeding ground for diseases and various health…
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Baton Rouge area elderly woman get thousands of masks for vulnerable nursing home residents

Some people in the Baton Rouge area had started a program to protect nursing home residents and other vulnerable elderly people from the coronavirus by handing out masks and protective gear in their communities.  Two elderly women organize…
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South Carolina nursing homes have been formally warned about allowing the coronavirus to spread

Some nursing homes that were responsible for large numbers of people contracting the coronavirus in South Carolina are now starting to get formal complaints. Residents and families complain of impending danger The complaints were published…
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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…
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South Carolina nursing homes neglected their facilities in the years leading up to the coronavirus pandemic

Local news for South Carolina reported on issues in nursing homes that seemed to be related to managing the spread of coronavirus.  Nursing homes did not manage pandemic properly The latest data at the time of the report showed that about…
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Mississippi nursing homes may have trouble attracting enough staff members to care for patients properly

Local news for Mississippi reported on problems with staffing nursing homes, which also tends to lead to poor quality care and other related issues.  Pandemic causes serious staffing and attendance issues After the coronavirus pandemic…