How the virus got into the center in the first place remains a mystery as does its rapid spread. Long-term care facilities were like the Springfield Center were on alert from the beginning of the pandemic because of their vulnerable residents, and took many extra precautions. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus Outbreak At West Virginia Nursing Home Stabalizes
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Yet poor people will still get old and sick and need to go somewhere. Investors and owners will be just fine. The equity money will wander with them into the wider field of assisted living facilities (ALFs) where regulations are virtually non-existent, and Memory Care units where business is booming because of Alzheimer’s. In these facilities, COVID numbers are rarely counted, there are no staffing ratios, and workers get paid even less. Nursing homes will not go away, they will just get worse. As an essential over-flow valve for hospitals, they continue to provide post-acute care. But their residents will get sicker, the margins will get slimmer, and caregivers will suffer. … [Read more...] about Nursing Home Workers Were Underpaid, Overworked, and Denied PPE. And Then COVID Hit.
(CNN)The nephew of a man who died during the height of the coronavirus pandemic in New Jersey is suing the nursing home where his uncle was a resident, alleging that the facility failed to provide the legally required level of care while fraudulently claiming to do so. … [Read more...] about New Jersey nursing home where authorities found 17 bodies sued for alleged failures during Covid-19
Though the coronavirus outbreak has overstretched a federal government now forced to confront an untold number of new, life-threatening emergencies, some lawmakers and advocates have been baffled at the slow pace of the administration’s response to COVID-19’s uniquely lethal impact on nursing homes. The first major U.S. outbreak of the disease, in February, was at a nursing home in Washington state—an early sign that the illness could spread rapidly in facilities crowded with the elderly. … [Read more...] about Rage Builds as Feds Slow-Walk COVID Nursing Home Cash
"However, over recent years we have all had multiple challenges as citizens as to what role technology can play, and it is absolutely right that we are looking at all aspects of technological development and understanding when it is appropriate for them to be used in care," Rayner added. "We need to ensure that care, and people who use care, are at the forefront of tech developers minds and, wherever possible, those receiving care are actively engaged in shaping that technological future." … [Read more...] about Talking robots could be used to combat loneliness and boost mental health in care homes