Largest Hospice Care Company Accused of Putting Healthy Profits Over Public Health

By Alexis Rivas, Dorian Hargrove and Tom Jones, NBC7 San Diego, July 9 2020 Employees of Vitas Healthcare say the company pushed them to gain access into nursing homes despite COVID-19 restrictions Workers for the nation’s largest for-profit hospice care provider say the company has put their health and safety, and the lives of thousands of nursing home residents and employees, at risk of catching COVID-19, all to make an extra buck.

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‘They Just Dumped Him Like Trash’: Nursing Homes Evict Vulnerable Residents

By Jessica Silver-Greenberg and Amy Julia Harris, New York Times, June 22 2020 Nursing homes across the country are kicking out old and disabled residents and sending them to homeless shelters and rundown motels. Lakeview Terrace, a nursing home in Los Angeles, evicted RC Kendrick, an 88-year-old man with dementia.Credit…Andrew Cullen for The New York Times On a chilly afternoon in April, Los Angeles police found an old, disoriented man crumpled on a Koreatown sidewalk.

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At least 30 Riverside nursing facility patients test positive for coronavirus; county cases jump to 799

By JENNIFER IYER | jiyer@scng.com | Redlands Daily Facts | April 5, 2020 at 6:21 p.m. Officials are waiting for results from other employees and patients. About 30 patients and some staff members at Extended Care Hospital of Riverside tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Riverside County Public Health officials said Sunday, April 5, 2020. (Photo courtesy Google Maps) Thirty patients and some staff members at a skilled nursing facility in Riverside have tested positive for the novel coronavirus as Riverside County officials announced a triple digit jump in the number of confirmed cases on Sunday, April 5.

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California orders skilled nursing facilities to accept coronavirus patients

By Jack Dolan Los Angeles Times, April 1, 2020 California has ordered all homes licensed as skilled nursing facilities to accept residents with COVID-19. Above, workers at at Reseda nursing home. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times) As fears escalate about the toll the coronavirus will take on the sick and elderly in nursing homes — who are among the most vulnerable to the deadly virus — California regulators have told skilled nursing facility operators that they must accept patients even if they have the disease.

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