How Coronavirus Ravaged America's Nursing Homes: 'We've Gone From Long Term Care To Carnage In 5 Months'Nursing homes all over the country were ravaged by COVID-19. AARP's Elaine M. Ryan shares her thoughts on the failures in care that occurred for seniors and the future of nursing homes.
Reopenings: San Mateo County To Allow For Limited Nursing Home Visits Under New OrderNursing homes in San Mateo County will soon be allowed to welcome visitors, with limitations, under a new order issued Wednesday.
Vitas Sued For Allegedly Requiring Sales Reps To Visit Bay Area Care Homes Amid COVID-19A sales representative for the hospice and palliative care firm Vitas claims in a lawsuit that the company has endangered both its own employees and the staff and residents of Bay Area nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic.
South Bay Nurses Unions File Complaint, Allege Unsafe Conditions At Nursing HomesTwo local unions are accusing Santa Clara County of endangering nurses by failing to inform them of coronavirus-infected patients or provide them with the required protective equipment.
Coronavirus Update: 10 Deaths Reported At Gordon Manor Nursing Home In Redwood CityAn outbreak of coronavirus at a nursing home in Redwood City has now led to the deaths of 10 residents, according to the facility's director.
Coronavirus Update: Hayward Dispatching COVID-19 Testing Teams To Nursing HomesThe city of Hayward said it is providing coronavirus testing of nursing home residents and employees by dispatching mobile teams of specifically-trained firefighter-paramedics.
'Getting Older Adults Killed'; COVID Wings At Nursing Homes Adding To Outbreak FearsNursing homes are hotbeds for coronavirus outbreaks, with about a fifth of COVID-19 deaths connected to them. Yet many states including California, are asking the facilities to take care of infected patients in-house. Some nursing homes have set up "COVID wings."
Coronavirus Pandemic: Families Wrestle With Care Decisions As Coronavirus Strikes Nursing HomesNearly 1 in 10 nursing homes across America have reported Coronavirus outbreaks, according to a report by the Washington Post. And once someone recovers from the virus, it's still an agonizing ordeal for families.
2 More Coronavirus Deaths At Hayward Nursing Home; District Attorney's Office InvestigatingThe Alameda County District Attorney's Office is investigating a Hayward nursing home amid an outbreak of coronavirus at the facility that has now claimed the lives of at least 13 residents, two more than the previous day.
Questions, Fears Surround Bay Area Nursing Homes' Acceptance Of COVID-19 PatientsNursing homes have had to adopt "no visiting" policies as a precaution to keep the coronavirus out. But some nursing homes are ramping up plans to bring infected patients in, including building special COVID-19 wings to help out during the pandemic. But families of current residents see the move as fueling the pandemic instead.
Coronavirus Update: Alameda, Contra Costa Counties Issue Strict Nursing Home Guidelines To Stop Infection SpreadFollowing increasing reports of coronavirus infections at nursing homes in California and the Bay Area, Alameda and Contra Costa counties have issued an order for all skilled nursing facilities to follow new guidance to stop the spread of the infection.
Coronavirus Cases Increase At 2 East Bay Nursing Homes, 7th Resident Dies; Owners Previously CitedThe owners of a Hayward nursing home where at least 59 people have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus and six have died have a record of violations at the center and reportedly were denied licenses to operate other such facilities in the past.
Coronavirus-Positive Nursing Home Staffers Allegedly Told To Return To Work Where Deadly Outbreak OccuredAs Alameda County health officials reported a growing outbreak of coronavirus infections at two senior care facilities in Hayward and Castro Valley, families of employees who tested positive alleged they were told to return to work.