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  • Nursing Home Residents Still Feeling Isolated as Visitation Restrictions Lessen
    Posted on September 18, 2020 in Informative

    At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, nursing homes across the United States saw just how quickly the virus could spread.  To help prevent the spread, nursing homes began limiting in-person contact between nursing home residents, staff, family members and …

  • Could Coronavirus Nursing Home Deaths Have Been Prevented?
    Posted on September 11, 2020 in Informative

    Around 40 percent of COVID-19 (coronavirus) related deaths in the United States have occurred in nursing homes.  Nursing home residents and staff account for a startling 68,000 deaths.  Now, families and advocates are questioning whether these deaths could have been …

  • Report Says Nursing Homes Underreport Bedsores, UTIs and Falls
    Posted on September 3, 2020 in News

    A report based on public data analysis says that nursing homes underreport serious injuries like bedsores, urinary tract infections (UTIs) and falls.  The report comes from Integra Med Analytics, and Austin-based company that performs analysis of public healthcare data.  The …

  • Advocates Question Why Utah Nursing Home Deficiencies Were Not Shared
    Posted on August 28, 2020 in News

    Advocates are questioning why nursing home deficiencies at Utah facilities were not shared with doctors and families.  A series of deficiencies and penalties has many concerned about nursing home regulation in the state.  Could lax oversight increase the risk of …

  • Nursing Home Residents Go Viral with Words of Wisdom
    Posted on August 19, 2020 in News

    At a time when news headlines are mostly grim, Nursing Home Abuse Center would like to highlight some news that is a bit more positive.  We have recently learned about a video made by nursing home residents in Australia that …

  • COVID-19: A Global Crisis in Nursing Homes Continues
    Posted on August 14, 2020 in News

    Long before the novel coronavirus COVID-19 was on the radar, health officials warned that nursing homes were vulnerable.  Many believe that those warnings fell on deaf ears.  As coronavirus in nursing homes has spread, facilities continue to experience gaps in …

  • Eli Lilly Begins COVID-19 Drug Trial in U.S. Nursing Homes
    Posted on August 6, 2020 in News

    United States-based drugmaker Eli Lilly is beginning a late-stage drug trial to determine if their experimental COVID-19 antibody treatment could prevent the virus from spreading in nursing homes.  The drugmaker is launching the trial in partnership with the U.S. National …

  • COVID-19 Cases Surge in Texas Nursing Homes
    Posted on July 24, 2020 in News

    The rate of COVID-19 cases in Texas nursing homes are surging, according to recent data.  The rate of nursing home residents testing positive has increased more than 60 percent since the beginning of July.  The new data is raising concerns …

  • Some States Now Allowing Nursing Home Visitation
    Posted on July 17, 2020 in News

    For millions of American families, the COVID-19 pandemic has been marked by heart wrenching policies banning nursing home visitation.  Now, as many states roll back the strict policies initially put in place when the pandemic began, some families may finally …

  • Nursing Homes Fail to Follow Federal Emergency Plan, Now Coronavirus Hotspots
    Posted on June 3, 2020 in News

    The nursing home industry has resisted federal emergency plan requirements for many years.  These federal plans include strict guidelines for disasters, including a pandemic.  A recent report from ProPublica says that 43 percent of nursing homes in the United States …