By Anita Chabria and Maya Lau, Los Angles Times, May 31 2020 Sacramento County health director Peter Beilenson, 60, visits his mother, Dolores Beilenson, 86, at Sunrise of Sacramento, an assisted living center where she has resided for the last year. Dolores tested positive for COVID-19 at the end of March and tested negative three weeks later.
As told to Eli Saslow, Washington Post, May 30 2020 Voices from the Pandemic: Francene Bailey, on passing the coronavirus to her mother They keep telling me it’s not my fault, and I’d give anything to believe that. The doctor called after my mom went to the hospital and said: “Don’t blame yourself. You didn’t do anything wrong.” The pastor said basically the same thing at her funeral.
By Samantha Young, California Healthline, May 29 2020 Shirley Madden depends on help from Felix Valbuena to live independently at home in Chatsworth, California. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed state budget would reduce the number of hours caregivers can work under the state’s In-Home Supportive Services program. (Courtesy of Carrie Madden) Shirley Madden, 83, relies on a caregiver and her two grown daughters to remain living at home — and not in a nursing home.
By Sara Harrison, WIRED, May 29 2020 As states start to reopen, senior care facilities must balance the needs of residents against the potential for more deadly Covid-19 outbreaks. PHOTOGRAPH: GETTY IMAGES IN MID-MARCH, AS San Francisco mayor London Breed issued a citywide stay-at-home order, Peggy Cmiel started getting prepared. Cmiel is the director of clinical operations at the San Francisco Center for Jewish Living, or SFCJL, a 9-acre senior housing complex in the Excelsior neighborhood that includes long-term care facilities, short-term rehab housing, and a memory care wing.
By Bryant Furlow, New Mexico In Depth, Carli Brosseau, The News & Observer and Isaac Arnsdorf, ProPublica, May 29 2020 The long-term care industry resisted a federal mandate to plan for disasters including pandemics. About 43% of nursing homes have been caught violating the requirement, including facilities that have now had deadly COVID-19 outbreaks. Medical personnel evacuate patients at the Magnolia Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Riverside, California, on April 8 after 39 cases of the coronavirus were found at the facility and staff stopped going to work. (Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power.
Based on CA State Data from May 27th, 2020 Please note that the information on this page is sourced from the official State of California report on infections in Skilled Nursing Facilities. For additional types of senior care and living facilities and additional sources of reporting, please check our MAP. Please also note that the state is receiving incomplete information from nursing home facilities, and the absence of a specific county or facility from this list is not a guarantee of it being free of COVID-19 infection.
By Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, May 28 2020 Many residents and staff members of Windsor Vallejo Care Center in Vallejo, Calif., have tested positive for COVID-19. (Ben Margot / Associated Press) Nearly a quarter of all COVID-19 cases in one Bay Area county can be linked to a single location, a skilled nursing home in Vallejo where more than 100 residents have tested positive for the coronavirus and 16 have died.
Bu Jack Dolan, Los Angeles Times, May 28 2020 The state health department requires testing of all nursing home residents and healthcare workers.(Jason Armond/Los Angeles Times) California’s health department has issued new instructions to all skilled nursing facilities to test everybody in their facilities in hopes of slowing the spread of the coronavirus, a move that overrules a more lax testing policy allowed by Los Angeles County.
Big Rapids News Pioneer, May 28 2020 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is calling for all residents and health care workers at skilled nursing facilities to be tested for the new coronavirus to try to slow the spread of the illness. The state’s Department of Public Health issued a letter saying facilities should draft testing plans for all residents in settings without cases and all residents who have been exposed to the virus, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.
By Tara Parker-Pope, New York Times, May 28 2020 Getty Images Touching contaminated objects and then infecting ourselves with the germs is not typically how the virus spreads. But it can happen. Fears about catching the coronavirus from contaminated surfaces have prompted many of us to spend the past few months wiping down groceries, leaving packages unopened and stressing about touching elevator buttons.