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Failure to Warn of Power Outage Leads to Senior Death

Failure to Warn of Power Outage Leads to Senior Death

I live in remote Texas. It takes 11 miles of power lines to reach my ranch. Anytime there is a thunderstorm, there is a good chance we are going to lose power for hours or days. That is the cost of living in “God’s country.” Nursing homes and hospitals can’t take that...

Patient Health Alert – Kindred Hospital Brea

Patient Health Alert – Kindred Hospital Brea

Beginning in September 2019, we sounded the alarm over a deadly outbreak of a new virus named Candida Auris. It is a fungal infection that is one of the most virulent and deadly in the world. The first U.S. case was in 2015. Since then there have been several deadly outbreaks in New Jersey, New...

Skyrocketing Nursing Home Deaths in the Shadow of COVID

Skyrocketing Nursing Home Deaths in the Shadow of COVID

On March 9th, prior to when most lockdowns began, 129 people affiliated with the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington were infected with coronavirus. 81 of those folks were residents. Ultimately, dozens would die.
Unofficial tallies show that 101 veterans perished at the Menlo Park...

A New Wave of COVID-19 Nursing Home Deaths?

A New Wave of COVID-19 Nursing Home Deaths?

One COVID-19 Case Can Infect 50% of Nursing Home Residents “in a Matter of Hours” Right or wrong, out here in rural Texas not many people are wearing masks. In stores, yes but not out on the streets. Americans are tired of doom and gloom predictions of millions of dead from the Chinese...

NY Restricts Nursing Home Immunity Law - Great News for Seniors

NY Restricts Nursing Home Immunity Law - Great News for Seniors

New York had one of the highest nursing home death rates in the United States in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. The daily infection rates in the Empire State are way down but the damage has been done. Families watched as hundreds of their loved ones died horrific deaths.
In...

Florida Nursing Homes Want Coronavirus Immunity... A Really Bad Idea

Florida Nursing Homes Want Coronavirus Immunity... A Really Bad Idea

With millions of Floridians scared about COVID-19, nursing home lobbyists are using the pandemic to press Governor DeSantis and the Florida Legislature for immunity from lawsuits and even criminal prosecution. So far 16 states have already caved to the pressure from well paid healthcare...

Lack of Staff Causes California Nursing Home Evacuation

Lack of Staff Causes California Nursing Home Evacuation

Coronavirus has struck nursing home patients and staff nationwide. However, what happened in Riverside, California on April 7 and 8 was still unprecedented. Five staff members at Magnolia Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center (“MRSNC”) tested positive for the virus, along with 34 of...

Washington State Nursing Homes Worst Offenders

Washington State Nursing Homes Worst Offenders

It’s a trying time for people with family in nursing homes. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is sweeping through nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and many of them are completely shut off from visitors to protect the residents. That’s why it’s vitally important that your...

Arizona Nursing Homes Worst Offenders

Arizona Nursing Homes Worst Offenders

The safety of your loved ones is paramount, especially when they are in the hands of a nursing facility. You want staff and fellow residents to be kind, courteous, and caring. But unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Staff can be abusive or neglectful; other residents can be violent....

Coronavirus Lays Bare Nursing Home Industry’s Chronic Issues

Coronavirus Lays Bare Nursing Home Industry’s Chronic Issues

The Life Care Center of Kirkland, near Seattle, is an epicenter of Covid-19 in the U.S. As of March 25, at least 35 people associated with the facility have died from the disease. Two-thirds of the center’s residents were infected, along with 47 employees, according to the New York Times....