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    TOKYO (AP) — Deep floodwaters and the risk of more mudslides that left about 20 people confirmed or presumed dead hampered search and rescue operations on Sunday in southern Japan, including at elderly home facilities where more than a dozen perished and scores are still stranded. Rescue helicopters plucked more people from their homes in the Kumamoto region. Up to 10,000 defense troops, the coast guard and fire brigades are taking part in the operation. Large areas along the Kuma...
    TOKYO (AP) — Deep floodwaters and the risk of more mudslides that left about 20 people confirmed or presumed dead hampered search and rescue operations on Sunday in southern Japan, including at elderly home facilities where more than a dozen perished and scores are still stranded. Rescue helicopters plucked more people from their homes in the Kumamoto region. Up to 10,000 defense troops, the coast guard and fire brigades are taking part in the operation. Large areas along...
    The Basilica of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona reopened on Saturday, after more than three months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, by welcoming medical staff first, in thanks for their commitment. This first phase of the reopening of the modernist “temple” – one of the most visited buildings in Spain – is meant to be a “tribute” to all those who have mobilized against the epidemic in the second city of Spain. Caregivers, nurses, doctors, pharmacists, etc....
    Nursing home residents are among the Americans getting $1,200 checks as part of the U.S. governments plan to revive the economy. But with many long-term care facilities under lockdown to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks, what are the rules around how the money is handled? The situation underscores the vulnerability of many elderly residents and potential confusion about what homes can and cannot do with residents money. One worry is that nursing homes could pressure residents to use the checks to pay...
    By CANDICE CHOI, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Nursing home residents are among the Americans getting $1,200 checks as part of the U.S. government’s plan to revive the economy. But with many long-term care facilities under lockdown to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks, what are the rules around how the money is handled? The situation underscores the vulnerability of many elderly residents and potential confusion about what homes can and can’t do with residents’ money. One worry is that nursing homes...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Nursing home residents are among the Americans getting $1,200 checks as part of the U.S. government’s plan to revive the economy. But with many long-term care facilities under lockdown to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks, what are the rules around how the money is handled? The situation underscores the vulnerability of many elderly residents and potential confusion about what homes can and can’t do with residents’ money. One worry is that nursing homes could pressure residents to use...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Nursing home residents are among the Americans getting $1,200 checks as part of the U.S. government’s plan to revive the economy. But with many long-term care facilities under lockdown to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks, what are the rules around how the money is handled? The situation underscores the vulnerability of many elderly residents and potential confusion about what homes can and can’t do with residents’ money. One worry is that nursing homes could pressure residents to use...
    SAN ANTONIO – The family of a longtime nursing assistant at the San Antonio State Hospital confirmed this week that she died of COVID-19 complications. Yolanda Huron would have celebrated her 63rd birthday on Sunday. Hospital superintendent Robert Arizpe announced Huron’s death in an email to employees earlier this week that was later obtained by the KSAT 12 Defenders, but hospital and state health department officials have refused to confirm other details about Huron’s passing to KSAT. ‘I’m angry:’ Second...
    By SUSAN HAIGH, Associated Press Representatives of the nursing home and assisted living industry are urging residents “to do their part” and help keep the current spread of the coronavirus low in Connecticut as a way to prevent a resurgence in long-term care facilities. They credited social distancing, hand washing, the wearing of masks with the decreasing rate of infections and deaths in nursing homes and assisted living centers, which have borne more than half of the states deaths. “We...
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island nursing home trade group is defending the way its members cared for residents during the coronavirus pandemic, after Gov. Gina Raimondo pledged more scrutiny of the facilities as the state recovers. Rhode Island’s “nursing homes and our workers fought tirelessly against this virus, yet without the proper tools and support, they were climbing uphill,” Rhode Island Health Care Association President and CEO Scott Fraser said in a statement, according to The Providence Journal....
    By HOLLY RAMER, Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The federal government is no longer sending nursing homes disposable isolation gowns described in New Hampshire as useless garbage bags and instead is providing a different style, according to a spokesperson for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The New Hampshire Health Care Association, which represents nursing homes, said this week that the bulk of the items sent by FEMA to protect workers against the coronavirus were unusable, including child-sized gloves, surgical...
    By CELIA LLOPIS-JEPSEN, The Kansas News Service LINDSBORG, Kan. (AP) — Monette Johnson wants her husband, Chuck, to see another of the wheat harvests that have been so central to his life. His career centered around grain elevators and wheat sales. Now in hospice care in Lindsborg, Kansas, he misses those golden fields. So Monette recruited a family friend to Skype with him during harvest so Chuck can enjoy the scenery. Only, she finds herself hesitating, too, because each Skype...
    By Jason Pohl and Ryan Sabalow | Sacramento Bee On April 9, California nursing homes were already in a state of crisis. Employees were staying home, fearing for their safety without proper protection. Facilities reported deaths daily. At 12:30 p.m. that day, the chief advocate for California’s nursing home industry dispatched an email to officials at the California Department of Public Health. The email listed seven urgent concerns facing nursing homes, including child care and housing for workers. The...
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana heath officials plan to collect and release to the public statistics on coronavirus infections and deaths at individual nursing homes after refusing to do so for more than two months. The state will have long-term care facilities submit information on when COVID-19 virus cases occurred, how many residents and employees have died from the illness, how many have recovered and demographics for those infected. Dan Rusyniak, chief medical officer for Indiana Family and Social Services Administration,...
    (CNN)Covid-19 cases have recently spiked across the southern half of the United States. Given the reopening of states that exposed more individuals to contagion, this trend is not surprising. What is surprising is that the case fatality rate is so low, at least for now. The hallmark of the spring Covid-19 debacle was the startling number of deaths in places as far apart as New York, Detroit and New Orleans. Morgues and funeral homes were overwhelmed by the volume; some...
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s chief nursing home regulator was all set to retire at the end of 2019 following a 31-year state career, but agreed to put it off until his replacement could be trained. Then the coronavirus crisis hit. Now, after more than 6,200 mostly elderly people died in the facilities under his oversight, Mark Kissinger has had enough and is leaving — even though, sources told The Post, Cuomo administration officials can’t find anyone “dumb enough” to take...
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The family of a woman who died of COVID-19 while working at a Pennsylvania nursing home that struggled to cope with the virus outbreak filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the home and its owners Wednesday. The lawsuit filed in Pittsburgh by the family of Elizabeth Wiles, who was a housekeeper at the home, says the Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in Beaver has had a history of safety and sanitation problems. It alleges that leading up...
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s chief nursing residence regulator was all set to retire on the finish of 2019 following a 31-year state profession, however agreed to place it off till his substitute may very well be skilled. Then the coronavirus disaster hit. Now, after greater than 6,200 largely aged individuals died within the amenities beneath his oversight, Mark Kissinger has had sufficient and is leaving — although, sources instructed The Put up, Cuomo administration officers can’t discover anybody “dumb sufficient”...
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s chief nursing home regulator was all set to retire at the end of 2019 following a 31-year state career, but agreed to put it off until his replacement could be trained. Then the coronavirus crisis hit. Now, after more than 6,200 mostly elderly people died in the facilities under his oversight, Mark Kissinger has had enough and is leaving — even though, sources told The Post, Cuomo administration officials can’t find anyone “dumb enough” to take his...
    ORINDA — In an ongoing investigation into Orinda Care Center authorities have found evidence of “chronic” understaffing, “insufficient” amounts of personal protective equipment, like face masks, and a sexual assault against a patient with dementia that was never reported to police, according to the investigator’s reports. Although no criminal nor civil charges have been filed against the center or its owners, authorities said in court records that they are proceeding with an elder abuse investigation into the center. “I believe the...
    The very first COVID-19 outbreak in the US took place in a Kirkland, Washington nursing home more than four months ago, at the end of February. At least 37 people died. That first outbreak should have been the impetus for the Trump administration to launch a coordinated national response to the COVID-19 pandemic, centered around protecting nursing home residents and workers. Instead, they’ve focused on protecting nursing home corporations from lawsuits. When the White House brings up the nursing home crisis...
    HAYWARD — The problems at Parkview Healthcare Center started long before dozens of its patients and employees came down with COVID-19, a lawsuit filed against the skilled nursing facility suggests. And those problems have been rooted in persistent staffing shortages the last few years, according to the suit, which also names the facility’s parent company, Mariner Healthcare. The suit was filed earlier this year by 16 current or former patients or their families. The staffing shortage has resulted in patients...
    EAST LIBERTY (KDKA) — A group of healthcare workers is demanding transparency from government officials about funds being sent to nursing homes during the Coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday morning, they stood in front of Excel Home Care in East Liberty, holding signs that read “Home Care is Essential.” The workers say they want to know where millions of dollars from the CARES Act is going. They believe that money from the CARES Act should go to the frontline workers,...
    By HOLLY RAMER, Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Isolation gowns with no arm openings. Child-sized gloves. Surgical masks with ear loops that break when stretched. Such items make up the bulk of the personal protective equipment recently sent by the federal government to New Hampshire nursing homes struggling with the coronavirus pandemic, according to the head of an industry group who called the shipments “profoundly insulting.” “Legitimate personal protective equipment is available out there on the market. I don’t...
      In this interview, Dr. Simone Gold and Dr. Dan Wohlgelernter discuss the country’s failure to protect the elderly from the coronavirus and also sort out information around Hydroxychloroquine. TRANSCRIPT Wohlgelernter: My name is Dan Wohlgelernter and I’m a cardiologist trained at Yale University School of Medicine here in New Haven, Connecticut and I’ve been a cardiologist here in Santa Monica, California for the last 30 years. Gold: Hello...