Category: Covid

Report: Neglect at For-Profit Nursing Homes

200,000 Lives Lost Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 200,000 staff and residents of long-term care facilities have died from COVID-19. CMS data shows only 43% of staff and 57% of residents are up to date on their vaccines. Dire conditions inside for‑profit nursing home chains caused deadly, early-pandemic conditions inside facilities. The

The Impact Of The Coronavirus In Nursing Homes

Today, Wednesday, September 21st at 2:00pm ET, the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis will hold a hearing, “Examining Long-Term Care In America: The Impact Of The Coronavirus In Nursing Homes.” Watch the livestream of the hearing on YouTube or on the Subcommittee’s website. Witnesses will include nursing home experts, an advocate, and a frontline worker who

DeSantis Corruption

Florida Corruption DeSantis removed safety rules that protected vulnerable adults in Florida’s nursing homes. The legislative handouts to the powerful industry includes: more liability protections; reducing staffing levels; and reducing penalties for neglect and abuse. Nina Kohn is a law professor at Syracuse University and an expert in elder law. She said: “Research shows that

Verdict in Covid Fraud Case

“This letter serves to submit my resignation to the Missouri House of Representatives.” –Rep. Tricia Derges, R-Nixa. Branson News reported the guilty verdict and subsequent resignation of a Republican state legislator. Derges quit after a jury found her guilty in a medical fraud scheme including mail fraud and false statements to federal agents. Derges is

COVID Remains in Nursing Homes

COVID Surge? According the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), there were more than 200,000 COVID-19 deaths among residents and staff of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other long-term care settings. Although COVID-19 infections and deaths in nursing homes have decreased recently, more than a thousand die per month still. mostly because staff refuse to get

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