COVID in Nursing Homes

COVID has been a major problem in nursing homes. COVID in nursing homes continue to cause death and despair. South Carolina nursing homes are still suffering outbreaks and preventable deaths.

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental’s data shows spread to five Lowcountry nursing homes. Each reported at least 10 active cases within the last 30 days.

The data released this week listed Prince George Healthcare Center in Georgetown with 103 active cases reported in that time frame. That figured included 92 residents and 11 staff members.

Life Care Center of Charleston and NHC Healthcare Bluffton, each reported 19 cases. The Charleston facility reported COVID-19 in nine residents and 10 staff members. The Bluffton facility reported cases in 12 residents and seven staff members.

Two Hilton Head facilities reported 10 cases each. Broad Creek Care Center Assisted Living listed six residents and four staffers with COVID over the last 30 days. Broad Creek Care Center Skilled Nursing listed eight residents and two staff members with COVID during the last 30 days.

The nursing homes in the Upstate are even worse. As a nursing home attorney for over 20 years, I have never seen the caregivers this distraught.