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It was meant to be a last line of defense to protect the most vulnerable as the coronavirus spread across the United States: Montana officials offered free testing in May for staff and residents at assisted living and long-term care facilities.
The state is requiring more testing at facilities that house some of its oldest and most medically fragile residents.
Italy’s biggest nursing home defended the measures it took to protect residents and staff from the coronavirus Wednesday amid a criminal investigation and family outrage over 300 deaths from January to April.
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’s protected vulnerable residents during the coronavirus pandemic.
As the coronavirus scythed through nursing homes, cutting a deadly path, Valerie Martin vowed to herself that the story would be different in the home she runs in France. The action she took to stop the virus from infecting and killing the vulnerable older adults in her care was both drastic and effective: Martin and her staff locked themselves in with the 106 residents.
As residents at a nursing home in Kirkland, Washington, began dying in late February from a coronavirus outbreak that would eventually take 43 lives, there was little sign of trouble at the Cobble Hill Health Center, a 360-bed facility in an upscale section of Brooklyn. That quickly changed.
Police responding to an anonymous tip found more than a dozen bodies at a nursing home in northwestern New Jersey, according to news reports.
The daughter of a woman who died of a suspected coronavirus case at a Seattle-area nursing home connected to dozens of COVID-19 deaths is suing the company that owns the Life Care Center of Kirkland.
Federal officials say staff members who worked while sick at multiple long-term care facilities may well have contributed to the spread of COVID-19 among vulnerable elderly in the Seattle area.
Nursing facilities have failed to report thousands of serious cases of potential neglect and abuse of seniors on Medicare even though it’s a federal requirement for them to do so, according to a watchdog report released Wednesday that calls for a new focus on protecting frail patients.
Washington to set up special trust fund to help with long-term care costs by requiring payments from workers.
Police were trying to determine a motive Saturday after they said a man fatally shot four family members at two locations, including his father and stepmother inside a Texas nursing home before killing himself there too.
A Florida nursing home where 12 elderly patients died of overheating after Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning made matters worse by using portable units that were not properly ventilated and increased temperatures in most of the facility, an engineer testified in a deposition.
The estate of a 99-year-old man who died in an Oregon nursing home seeks $2.3 million in a negligence lawsuit against the facility.
The Idaho state fire marshal says an eastern Idaho nursing home destroyed by fire met all applicable fire codes, but he’s going to recommend those codes be reviewed on a national level.
Fire sprinklers inside a southeastern Idaho nursing home did not activate when a blaze erupted over the weekend, authorities said.
Fire department officials said sprinklers inside a southeastern Idaho nursing home did not activate when a blaze erupted, destroying the building over the weekend.
A fire gutted a nursing home early Saturday in southeastern Idaho, but all the patients and staff made it to safety without serious injuries, officials say.
A woman who lived at a Florida nursing home that lost air conditioning during Hurricane Irma has died, becoming the 13th fatality linked to the home.
A 12th patient of the sweltering Hollywood, Fla., nursing home died Thursday night, according to the Broward Medical Examiner.