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Study Reveals Nursing Homes Were Short Staffed Even Before the Pandemic

Study Reveals Nursing Homes Were Short Staffed Even Before the Pandemic

The pandemic wreaked havoc across the globe, but few populations suffered as much as nursing home residents – and staff members. In the past year, over 174,000 nursing home residents and employees succumbed to COVID-19. While only 1 percent of Americans live in nursing homes, they account for...

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...

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...

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...