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Nursing Homes Under Pressure to Publicly Track COVID-19 Outbreaks

Published on Apr 17, 2020 at 5:35 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Public health experts are pressuring federal officials to have nursing homes publicly track COVID-19 infections and deaths. Facilities are being criticized for the lack of transparency with what is happening inside with residents, especially when quarantines across the country have most nursing homes on lockdown.

According to KY3 News, those who specialize in healthcare policy and the medical experts spearheading the pandemic response believe publishing information about outbreaks in nursing homes as they happen could alert nearby communities and help official see where to focus safety measures and testing.

How Often Is Alzheimer’s Disease Misdiagnosed?

Published on Mar 31, 2020 at 12:41 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

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Misdiagnoses happen in medical settings more often than people realize. In some cases, the patient can seek a second opinion and get the treatment they need before their condition worsens. When an elderly person is misdiagnosed, however, the consequences can be fatal.

Often times, nursing home residents have to rely on the judgment of the home’s medical professionals and employees. If the proper professionals aren’t there, misdiagnosis is a real possibility—especially if the resident has Alzheimer’s disease.

CDC Finds Fault with Kirkland Life Care Center’s Response to COVID-19

Published on Mar 27, 2020 at 6:25 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

In early March 2020, it was discovered COVID-19 was infecting residents at Life Care Center nursing home in Kirkland, Washington. At the time, family members of residents were concerned for the safety and wellbeing of their loved ones, as it was reported seven residents had died from the virus. According to the county, now at least 37 people with ties to Life Care Center have died from COVID-19.

In response to the deaths and the lack of proper protocols, health investigators were called to the facility. They gave the facility 18 days to secure the location and take the proper precautions to mitigate the risk of the virus spreading. If the facility failed to do so, health investigators said they would pull federal aid.

46 COVID-19 Cases at Willowbrook Nursing Home in Illinois

Published on Mar 19, 2020 at 5:59 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

On Wednesday, March 18, 46 residents and staff members tested positive for COVID-19 at Chateau Nursing Home in west suburban Willowbrook. Of those cases, 33 are residents, and 13 are staff members. The numbers of those testing positive could rise again soon, though, as they are still waiting for more test results to come back.

The residents who tested positive and are seriously ill are being treated and isolated in their rooms, while staff members who tested positive are isolating at home. Other residents who are sick, but not seriously ill, are being isolated in a different part of the care facility. All healthy residents are being quarantined inside the facility apart from those who are ill.

Life Care Nursing Home’s First Coronavirus Deaths Happened Before Quarantines

Published on Mar 4, 2020 at 5:28 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Two residents from the Life Care nursing care center in Kirkland, Washington died of coronavirus days before officials identified the emerging crisis. Now, it’s believed the virus has been circulating inside the facility for even longer than previously believed and well before residents were quarantined to their rooms. At this time, nowhere else in the country has been hit as hard by the coronavirus as Kirkland.

According to the New York Times, as of March 3, 2020, seven residents have been confirmed dead from the virus. It’s estimated that seven others with a connection to the home have fallen ill because of it. North Carolina officials reported a resident of the state testing positive for the virus after traveling to the Life Care center and returning home.