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New Jersey – Kindred Hospital Candida Auris Outbreak?

New Jersey – Kindred Hospital Candida Auris Outbreak?

Twice in 2019 the United States faced deadly outbreaks of Candida Auris, one in New York and one in Southern California. With small clusters in other states, New Jersey largely dodged a bullet last year. This year, it appears there is at least one case of this deadly fungus in New Jersey,...




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...

Are New York Nursing Homes Death Pits? Coronavirus Post

Are New York Nursing Homes Death Pits? Coronavirus Post

[Post Updated April 29 to include information about New York's new immunity law shielding negligent nursing homes.] Last week the New York Times called nursing homes “death pits.” Already 10,000 nursing home patients, almost all of them elderly, died in the United States. Hundreds are...

Wisconsin Won’t Say Which Nursing Homes Hit by Coronavirus

Wisconsin Won’t Say Which Nursing Homes Hit by Coronavirus

Almost 7,000 nursing home residents in the United States have died from coronavirus related complications. The New York Times calls them “death pits.” Couple that with the inability of family members to visit loved ones and you have the perfect storm. One that is inexcusable.
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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...

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....