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Feds: Go Ahead, Hug Loved Ones in Nursing Homes

Residents now permitted to have physical contact again, as long as they're vaccinated, wear a mask

(Newser) - Nursing home residents vaccinated against COVID can get hugs again from loved ones, and all residents may enjoy more indoor visits, the government said Wednesday, in a step toward pre-pandemic normalcy. The policy guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services moves back in the pre-COVID-19 direction, saying that...

Cuomo in Hot Seat After Leaked Call on Nursing Home Stats

Aide Melissa DeRosa admitted to Dem lawmakers 'we froze' on divulging accurate numbers

(Newser) - A leaked call has put New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's team in the hot seat, after one of his top aides told Democratic lawmakers that stats for nursing home deaths from COVID were held back to avoid political attacks from the Trump administration. The New York Post first reported...

New York COVID Stats May Be Way Off on Nursing Homes

State attorney general Letitia James says death toll might be undercounted by more than 50%

(Newser) - New York may have undercounted COVID-19 deaths of nursing home residents by as much as 50%, the state’s attorney general said Thursday, per the AP . Attorney General Letitia James has, for months, been examining discrepancies between the number of deaths being reported by the state's Department of Health,...

27 Dead After 'Completely Irresponsible' Santa Visit

Residents at Belgian nursing home were seen in pics not wearing masks during holiday event

(Newser) - Authorities in Belgium say a 27th elderly person has died in an outbreak at a nursing home from a superspreading St. Nick party last month, but they hope the situation is now under control. The Hemelrijck home in the northern Belgium city of Mol had organized an early December visit...

Death Toll Is at Least 7 After Rule-Breaking Wedding

Employees of nursing homes were among the 300 celebrating

(Newser) - An investigation—and contact tracing—began immediately after positive tests started to show up among the 300 people who attended a wedding last month in Washington state. The toll is starting to become clear. Seven residents of three nursing homes who had COVID-19 have died since employees at the homes...

Daughter Removes Mom From Care Home, Gets Arrested

Controversy leads to a change in pandemic laws in the UK

(Newser) - A retired nurse blocked from meeting her 97-year-old mother in person since March was arrested after removing her mom from a care home in England on Tuesday, days before new coronavirus lockdown rules went into effect. Humberside Police have since released without penalty 73-year-old Ylenia Angeli, whose "drastic action”...

Trump Team: New COVID-19 Report Is 'Resounding Vindication'

But the report highlights 27 unmet needs

(Newser) - The Trump administration is claiming "resounding vindication" from an independent commission's report on the coronavirus crisis in nursing homes, but some panel members say that's a misinterpretation of their conclusion that much remains to be done to safeguard vulnerable residents, the AP reports. People in long-term care...

Lawsuit: Nursing Home Staff Were Ordered Not to Wear PPE

Virus killed 19 at Michigan facility

(Newser) - Former employees of a Michigan nursing home say it had a strict mask policy in the weeks after the pandemic hit the state: No masks allowed. Three ex-employees are suing the the Villages of Lapeer Nursing and Rehabilitation in Lapeer, along with relatives of Wanda Parker, one of 19 residents...

US Nursing Homes Refused to Plan for This
'River of Grief' Was
Totally Avoidable: Report
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'River of Grief' Was Totally Avoidable: Report

US nursing homes ducked rules for pandemic preparation

(Newser) - America's nursing homes—where over 16,000 workers and residents have died from the coronavirus—have resisted federal pandemic guidelines for years, ProPublica reports. "It's just a river of grief," says a nursing-home reform advocate, "and it could have been prevented." Back in 2016,...

CDC: Nursing Homes Have Been 'Devastated' by COVID

Virus has killed more than 26K in homes across US

(Newser) - Federal health authorities have received reports of nearly 26,000 nursing home residents dying from COVID-19, according to materials prepared for the nation's governors. That number—a quarter of US coronavirus deaths—is partial and likely to go higher. A letter from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...

America's 'Virus Hero' Is Suddenly Taking Heat

Gov. Cuomo's has pretty much dismissed one aspect of the pandemic

(Newser) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has won bipartisan praise for rallying supplies for his ravaged hospitals and helping slow the coronavirus, is coming under increasing criticism for not bringing that same level of commitment to a problem that has so far stymied him: nursing homes, the AP reports. In...

Kimmel Offers Apology to Mike Pence After Viral Clip

VP wasn't carrying empty boxes of PPE into a nursing home, as Kimmel claimed

(Newser) - On Thursday, Mike Pence made an appearance at a Virginia nursing home to help deliver boxes of personal protective equipment—and now a late-night host is apologizing for his commentary on it. On his show Thursday night, Jimmy Kimmel aired a video that originally ran on C-SPAN showing the vice...

Report: Fever of 104.9 Was Ignored. Death Came Days Later

Federal review finds 53 coronavirus deaths at NJ facility where bodies piled up

(Newser) - In April, police received a tip about a body being kept in a shed at a New Jersey nursing home. They found 17 bodies in the small morgue of Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation Center II, but that was just the first detail to emerge. At least 53 residents of the...

A Sobering Virus Stat Out of NY Nursing Homes

State updates COVID-19 tally, reveals 1.7K deaths went undisclosed

(Newser) - New York state is reporting more than 1,700 previously undisclosed deaths at nursing homes and adult care facilities as the state faces scrutiny over how it protected vulnerable residents during the coronavirus pandemic, per the AP . At least 4,813 people have died from COVID-19 in the state's...

With 20K Dead, Care Homes Seek Protection

They see a deluge of potential lawsuits on the way

(Newser) - Faced with 20,000 coronavirus deaths and counting, the nation's nursing homes are pushing back against a potential flood of lawsuits with a sweeping lobbying effort to get states to grant them emergency protection from claims of inadequate care, the AP reports. At least 15 states have enacted laws...

Tip on Corpse in Nursing Home Shed Leads to 17 Bodies

New Jersey facility was simply 'overwhelmed' by people dying, local police chief says

(Newser) - A gruesome discovery was made Monday at one of New Jersey's largest licensed nursing homes, after a tip came in to police that a body was being stored in a shed. When Andover cops showed up at Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation Center I and II, there was no body...

Horrific Stories Out of Nursing Home Where 45 Have Died

More than 28% of the Richmond facility's residents have died in coronavirus outbreak

(Newser) - Ronald Mitchell worried about his mother’s care at a suburban Richmond nursing home long before she was swept up in one of the nation’s deadliest coronavirus outbreaks . She’s bedbound and susceptible to seizures. A sore on her foot went unnoticed for so long, he said, that it...

Nursing Home Deaths Are Rising Alarmingly

Figure of 3.6K nationwide may be an undercount

(Newser) - More than 3,600 deaths nationwide have been linked to coronavirus outbreaks in nursing homes and long-term care facilities, an alarming rise in just the past two weeks, according to the latest count by the AP . Because the federal government has not been releasing a count of its own, the...

Report: Don't Go By Symptoms at Nursing Homes

Screening could miss half the infected patients, investigation finds

(Newser) - An investigation at a Seattle-area nursing home concluded that symptoms aren't enough to identify who is infected once the coronavirus enters a long-term care facility. People without symptoms could have the virus, so it won't work to simply separate residents with symptoms from others. Investigators found that screening...

Entire Nursing Home 'Has Coronavirus'

St. Joseph's Senior Home in New Jersey goes into crisis mode

(Newser) - A New Jersey nursing home was evacuated Wednesday after its entire resident population apparently contracted the coronavirus, NBC News reports. So far 24 of 94 patients at St. Joseph's Senior Home in Woodbridge have tested positive, but authorities say the other 70 likely have it too. "This is...

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