Trump nursing home plan limits supply of free COVID-19 tests – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s plan to provide every nursing home with a fast COVID-19 testing machine comes with an asterisk: The government won’t supply enough test kits to check staff and residents beyond an initial couple of rounds. A program that sounded like a game changer when it was announced last month at the White House is now prompting […]

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A Colorado nursing home devastated by coronavirus ordered PPE that never arrived. FEMA got blamed, and things got messy.

On April 24, Shelly Griffith received some bad news via email. The CEO of the Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center outside Fort Morgan desperately needed more personal protection equipment, including gowns, masks and sanitizing wipes, which she expected to arrive that week in a nearly $15,000 order being shipped from China. The senior care facility in Brush is experiencing one […]

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Greeley nursing home confirms as many as 21 coronavirus-related deaths

As many as 21 residents of a Greeley nursing have now died of complications from the novel coronavirus, as Colorado’s senior living facilities continue to see some of the harshest effects of the global pandemic. Seventeen Centennial Healthcare Center residents who died had tested positive for COVID-19, the highly infectious respiratory disease caused by the virus. Another four people were […]

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Brighton nursing home with coronavirus outbreak to transfer residents who test negative to unaffected sister location

A Brighton nursing home enduring a coronavirus outbreak plans to begin transferring residents who’ve tested negative for COVID-19 to an unaffected facility nearby, raising questions about whether the infection could spread to yet another long-term care community. A memo sent last week to employees at Avamere Transitional Care and Rehabilitation — Malley, in Northglenn, and obtained by The Denver Post […]

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Nursing home deaths linked to coronavirus in U.S. soar past 3,300 in alarming surge

More than 3,300 deaths nationwide have been linked to coronavirus outbreaks in nursing homes and long-term care facilities, an alarming rise in just the past two weeks, according to the latest count by The Associated Press. Because the federal government has not been releasing a count of its own, the AP has kept its own running tally based on media […]

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COVID-19 poses particular challenges for nursing homes

More than 400 nursing homes and long-term care facilities in the United States are now also hotspots for person-to-person transmission of COVID-19. Many of these facilities are located in large cities such as New York City and Los Angeles, but the disease isn’t contained to urban centers. In Maryland, 77 of the 95 residents in a Mount Airy nursing home […]

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