Nearly 2000 residents of nursing homes or skilled nursing facilities are dead
from the coronavirus epidemic epidemic. According to The New York Times yesterday “The virus has perhaps been cruelest at nursing homes and other facilities for older people, where a combination of factors — an aging or frail population, chronic understaffing, shortages of protective gear and constant physical contact between workers and residents — has hastened its spread.”
Advocates blame the nursing homeowners who cut staff. “The residents are sitting ducks,” said Richard Mollot, the executive director of the Long Term Care Community Coalition.
World Wide Deaths
This is not just New York but it estimated that over 2100 nursing homes across the country This holocaust of elders is not limited to the US. In France 3237 have died Madrid alone 4260 and Italy 8859 deaths prompting a parliamentary inquiry
We need an inquiry but more than that we need a federal response, which there is none and national coverage which is just starting to occur after the most vulnerable on the planet were locked up in buildings where no one could visit, filled with the people with the highest risk, and staff going from facility to facility as they need three jobs to keep them afloat and spreading the virus then becoming ill themselves
TRUMP CUT BACKS IN NURSING HOME STAFFING INFECTION CONTROL
This lack of staffing and cut back in infection control federally mandated by the Trump government. Trump cut back regulation upgrades mandated by the Obama administration
The Obama administration effort, finalized in 2016, requiring all long-term care facilities to develop infection control and prevention plans to detect, report and contain communicable diseases. It also covered telemedicine, so needed now publishing infection control rates weekly in Nursing homes that manage from 1.6 million to 3.8 million infections each year, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. A 2017 analysis by Kaiser Health News found that 74 percent of nursing homes have been cited for lapses in infection control — the most frequent type of health violation.
ALCA GCM’S AND ALL AGING PROFESSIONALS PAY ATTENTION TO CARNAGE
Geriatric care managers who very often see patient in a nursing home have to sit up and pay stark attention to this, as do, adult children across the country who have placed their aging parents in what now is a cauldron of coronavirus with no one to track what is going on inside their parent’s last
IN LA SUGGESTIONS TO TAKE RESIDENTS HOME
In LA where — death 8500 deaths have been reported in a nursing home an LA County authority suggested family pull older residents out of the nursing homes past haste
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