At a facility that had one of the lowest vaccination rates in the state, a resident’s family member and staff member describe a situation worse than what the company has reported.
A wrenching conflict is emerging as the COVID-19 virus storms through U.S. communities: Some patients are falling into a no man’s land between hospitals and nursing homes.
With nursing home residents at particular risk in the coronavirus pandemic, residents and their families and friends can discover which of the nation’s 15,000 facilities have been cited for infection-control violations in recent years through a Kaiser Health News lookup tool.
Long before the novel coronavirus made its surprise appearance, the nation’s nursing homes were struggling to obey basic infection prevention protocols designed to halt the spread of viruses and bacteria they battle daily.
An outbreak of coronavirus disease in a nursing home near Seattle is prompting urgent calls for precautionary tactics at America’s elder care facilities, where residents are at heightened risk of serious complications from the illness because of the dual threat of age and close living conditions.
March 1, 2013 – An order approved last week by the Oregon Health Authority will transfer beds to an as-yet-constructed nursing home in northeast Portland from Rose City Nursing Home – but open as a completely different type of facility.