Two Studies Find Strong Connection Between Nurse Staffing and COVID-19.

Two new studies have found a close relationship between RN staffing and COVID-19 outbreaks and deaths in nursing homes.  The first study reviewed reported COVID-19 infections in California through May 4 and identified three factors associated with increased risk of COVID-19 in nursing homes: higher numbers of past health deficiencies, larger facilities with more residents, and lower federal 5-star ratings. 

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Isolating the Elderly Is Bad for Their Health

By Betsy Morris, The Wall Street Journal, July 20 2020 Living alone without social interaction is implicated in higher rates of cardiovascular disease, worsening dementia and Alzheimer’s and shorter lives Society hasn’t figured out how to protect the elderly from coronavirus without imposing another very real health threat: isolation. For more than 100 days in some places, residents in nursing homes and retirement communities across the country have been separated from spouses, children, grandchildren and friends of many decades.

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It’s Time for a New Vision for Long-Term Living

Opinion by Richard T. Moore, published by KTVN 2 News, July 20 2020 Nursing homes failed to protect and care fore their residents during the COVID 19 Pandemic. We must do better! UXBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES, July 20, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — It’s Time for a New Vision for Long Term LivingBy Richard T. Moore At least 54,000 residents and workers have died from the Coronavirus at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities for older adults in the United States, according to a New York Times database.

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Pasadena rejects evacuated nursing home’s requests for leniency

By Bradley Bermont, Pasadena Star-News, July 20 2020 The Golden Cross Heath Care facility as it was evacuated because the operators were failing to provide even the most basic health services at Golden Cross Health Care in Pasadena on Friday, June 12, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) The facility was evacuated in June and had its license suspended A Pasadena nursing home, Golden Cross Health Care, is fighting to keep its operating license by trying to enlist Pasadena’s help, but city officials say they’re having none of it.

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