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‘Protected Them To Death’: Elder-Care COVID Rules Under Fire

Barbara and Christine Colucci long to remove their masks and kiss their 102-year-old mother, who has dementia and is in a nursing home in Rochester, New York. They would love to have more than two people in her room at a time so that relatives can be there too.

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Nursing Homes Report Deaths Up 32 Percent Amid Pandemic

Deaths among Medicare patients in nursing homes soared by 32 percent last year, with two devastating spikes eight months apart.

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Tremellia Hobbs, activities director at the Brian Center/Cabarrus nursing home, cheers on her co-workers as they receive the covid-19 vaccine at the Brian Center/Cabarrus nursing home. (Aneri Pattani)

Vaccine: Why Nursing Home Staffers Are Hesitant

It had been months since Tremellia Hobbs had an excuse to bring out the pompoms. Before the pandemic, they were a crowd favorite at movie nights and bingo tournaments that Hobbs organized as activities director at the Brian Center Health & Retirement/Cabarrus nursing home.

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What COVID Has Taught Us About Long Term Care

A nursing facility is a quick referral. But in the middle of a COVID pandemic, we learned it could be a risky referral.

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A stretcher is moved from an AMR ambulance to the Life Care Center of Kirkland where one associate and one resident were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) according to a statement released by the facility in Kirkland, Washington on February 29, 2020. - The first fatality from the novel coronavirus has been confirmed on US soil, as President Donald Trump on Saturday urged Americans not to panic. (Photo by Jason Redmond / AFP) (Photo by JASON REDMOND/AFP via Getty Images)

Nursing Home Outbreak Spotlights Coronavirus Risk In Elder Care Facilities

An outbreak of coronavirus disease in a nursing home near Seattle is prompting urgent calls for precautionary tactics at America’s elder care facilities.

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Nursing Home Compare Website: Significant Underreporting In Safety Data Found

The number of falls that lead to injury are a critical category of concern for nursing home residents, however, the data used by Nursing Home Compare to report patient safety related to falls may be highly inaccurate.

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