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COVID-19 Outbreak at Henrico Nursing Home,17 residents test positive

Canterbury Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center continue to deal with a coronavirus outbreak and now reports 17 positive cases, including 4 deaths. Canterbury officials confirm a fourth resident with COVID-19 died the past 24 hours.Dr. Danny Avula, Director of Richmond and Henrico Health Departments, tells CBS 6 the Far West End facility reports more than a dozen symptomatic patients.

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Boy Scout Sells $15K Worth of Popcorn to Help Local Nursing Home

While most 12-year-old boys are busy hanging out with their friends in their free time, one Post Falls, Idaho boy spent his free time raising thousands of dollars for his boy scout troop. He then used some of that money to help local seniors. The young boy donated some of heis proceeds to a local nursing home- The Coeur d'Alene Health of Cascadia.

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Henrico Residents at Long-Term Rehab Center Die of COVID-19

Virginia Health officials stated two patients in Henrico have died due to coronavirus, bringing the state’s total to nine deaths. Officials said the two were elderly residents of the Canterbury Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. They were among those receiving treatment at a hospital.“The Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center has worked closely over several days with the Henrico Health Department to confirm the virus and relocate the affected patients to the hospital for care.

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West Virginia Nursing Home Ground Zero for Virus

A recent article states that a West Virginia nursing home with at least 20 COVID-19 cases has now become “ground zero” for the state’s growing virus caseload, officials said. Carl Shrader, medical director for the Sundale nursing home in Morgantown, said 16 residents and four staffers have tested positive for the virus. About 50 resident tests are still pending as of morning of March 25, 2020.“This is ground zero for COVID-19 in West Virginia, and I’m sitting in it,…

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Dire Conditions in Indiana Nursing Homes

Screams of Sicely Daulton are echoed in wrongful death claims and inspection reports across Indiana's poorly staffed nursing homes.Exactly what happened to Daulton is in dispute, but it's clear that in 2017, the 75-year-old former autoworker was screaming, her hip was shattered, and a staff member from Aperion Care Kokomo was calling 911.Family members of Ms. Daulton blame the poor staffing of the facility. Daulton, an amputee with one leg, had already fallen fifteen times while she was …

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Federal Halt Routine Nursing-Home Inspections

In a recent article by the Wall Street Journal, inspectors are expected to emphasize controlling infections focus on facilities at rick from coronavirus. Federal regulators said they plan to halt routine inspections of nursing homes to focus on the most dangerous situations, for time being. As reported cases of coronavirus rise across the U.S.

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When to Sue a Nursing Home for Negligence

There are several situations where a nursing home could be sued for a resident or patient injury. A nursing home or elder care facility can be held legally responsible for personal injury or medical malpractice lawsuit can be filed when an act of negligence, neglect, or abuse on the premises ends up causing harm to a patient or resident.There are countless accidents, intentional acts, and failures to act that may leave a nursing home or other care facility on the legal hook, either based on the …

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Virginia Lawmakers Reject Setting Standards for Nursing Home Staffing

According to the Daily Press news article, The Virginia General Assembly, failed to pass for the 16th time, a proposal to set minimum staff levels for Virginia nursing homes, which are ranked among the nation’s worst for the number of patients per caregiver, a state Senate panel decided to recommend a study group instead. In the 2020 session, the Senate Health subcommittee rejected on a voice vote a proposal from state Sen. Jennifer Kiggans, that would have said nursing homes need to provide at …

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When to Sue a Nursing Home for Negligence

There are several situations where a nursing home could be sued for a resident or patient injury. A nursing home or elder care facility can be held legally responsible for personal injury or medical malpractice lawsuit can be filed when an act of negligence, neglect, or abuse on the premises ends up causing harm to a patient or resident.There are countless accidents, intentional acts, and failures to act that may leave a nursing home or other care facility on the legal hook, either based on the …

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Outbreaks in Nursing Homes Expose Chronic Industry Problems

A recent news article by AP News stated that coronavirus outbreaks at nursing homes throughout Washington, Illinois, New Jersey and elsewhere are laying bare the industry’s long-running problems. The issues in question include a struggle to control infections, as well as the staffing crisis that relies on poorly paid aides who can’t afford to stay at home while sick.These issues came into focus at the deadliest single spot in the nation’s coronavirus crisis, the Life Care Cente…

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