California Declares War on Nursing Home Residents

State Orders Nursing Homes to Admit COVID-19 patients FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2020 After weeks of warning Californians about the deadly threat the coronavirus poses to nursing home residents, the State of California has now ordered California nursing home operators to bring the virus into their facilities, knowing full well it is likely to kill many residents.

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Coronavirus crisis at San Francisco’s Laguna Honda nursing home

By Dan Noyes ABC7 March 30, 2020 Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in San Francisco is going through a COVID-19 crisis, with a fast increasing number of staff and patients testing positive. ABC7’s I-Team reports on the city’s response on handling the outbreak at the center. SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Laguna Honda, the massive nursing home owned by the city and county of San Francisco, is having a crisis.

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SF officials are bracing for worst-case coronavirus scenario at Laguna Honda nursing home

By Cynthia Dizikes , Jason Fagone and Trisha Thadani San Francisco Chronicle, March 30, 2020 Laguna Honda Hospital on Friday, March 20, 2020, in San Francisco, Calif. Photo: Santiago Mejia, The Chronicle San Francisco officials are begging state and federal officials for more help in averting a looming disaster at the city’s 780-bed nursing home, where a coronavirus outbreak is growing.

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Trump Administration Makes Sweeping Regulatory Changes to Help U.S. Healthcare System Address COVID-19 Patient Surge

March 30, 2020 At President Trump’s direction, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today is issuing an unprecedented array of temporary regulatory waivers and new rules to equip the American healthcare system with maximum flexibility to respond to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. CMS sets and enforces essential quality and safety standards for the nation’s healthcare system, and is the nation’s largest health insurer serving more than 140 million Americans through Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and Federal Exchanges.

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Coronavirus outbreaks at nursing homes rise sharply in L.A. County

By Jack Dolan, Marisa Gerber, Harriet Ryan LA Times, March 30, 2020 Los Angeles County officials are investigating coronavirus outbreaks at 11 area nursing homes, where elderly residents with underlying health conditions are among the most vulnerable to the deadly new pathogen. That’s nearly quadruple the number of nursing home outbreaks county officials had announced on Friday.

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