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Louisiana nursing homes were challenged with mandatory evacuations due to Hurricane Laura

Nursing homes faced a number of problems as Hurricane Laura struck the Louisiana coast while the coronavirus pandemic was still ongoing.  Evacuations create serious logistical and safety issues When it became obvious that the storm would…
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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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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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South Carolina nursing home must face suit over patient killed by alligator.

A South Carolina appellate panel ruled Wednesday that a nursing home cannot send to arbitration a suit accusing it of causing the death of a patient who wandered off and was killed by an alligator, saying claims lodged by the patient's granddaughter…
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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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Colorado, Nursing Home Chain Recognized for Its Failure to Meet Federal Standards that Aimed to Curb the Spread of COVID-19

After the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services conducted inspections in various Life Care nursing homes across the U.S., it was discovered that many facilities were violating federal standards that were meant to stop the spread of the…
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Colorado, Autopsy Reveals Nursing Home Resident in Colorado Springs Froze to Death Outside of the Facility

Margarita Sam, 89, was a resident at Union Printers Home in Colorado Springs, CO. Sadly, she died in February after she froze to death on a bench outside of the home, according to a recently issued autopsy report. KRDO says that the woman had…
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Wisconsin may have had a large unreported coronavirus outbreak in nursing homes

About 25% of all nursing homes in Wisconsin were exposed to the coronavirus outbreak, based on federal data released in June of 2020.   Wisconsin’s nursing home deaths may be greatly underreported  A highlight in the data was the…
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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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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…