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Nursing Homes Citing Pandemic Even in Unrelated Lawsuits

The sweeping liability laws passed for long-term care facilities in the wake of COVID-19 have led to nursing homes using the pandemic as an excuse for other types of lawsuits.
In a North Carolina case currently going through the courts, the nursing home claims it is shielded from liability in...

U.S. Nursing Home Ratings Misled the Public 

U.S. Nursing Home Ratings Misled the Public 

[See important updates below!] COVID-19 swept through nursing homes, leaving a terrible wake in its path. At least 130,000 U.S. nursing home residents and workers died from the disease. U.S. nursing homes are rated on a star scale from 1 to 5, with five indicating the highest quality.
Those...

130,000 Nursing Home Patients Died of COVID While CEOs Got Rich

130,000 Nursing Home Patients Died of COVID While CEOs Got Rich

Want to know the real reason so many nursing home patients died from the coronavirus pandemic? Greed.
Nursing home administrators blame a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) and staff. That may be true for some nursing homes but when one looks behind the curtain, the real culprit is...



Prep Act Immunity – Nursing Home Residents Beware

Prep Act Immunity – Nursing Home Residents Beware

We are okay with concept of providing some limited immunities to ensure the widespread distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. Congress and the public want to see our economy and lives get back to normal as quickly as possible. While the concept of limited immunity in limited circumstances might be...


Substandard McAllen Nursing Home Amasses 29 COVID-19 Deaths

Substandard McAllen Nursing Home Amasses 29 COVID-19 Deaths

Disreputable Facility Leads Hidalgo County in Pandemic Fatalities The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on everyone, but no segment of the population has suffered as much as our seniors. From the beginning, it was apparent they were the highest risk group and needed to be protected. But protocols...

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...