7,300 COVID-19 deaths in nation’s nursing homes

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More than 43,000 people have died due to COVID-19 in the US. 20% or more than 7,300 of those deaths have been in nursing homes or long-term care facilities. Most of those deaths have occurred in New York and New Jersey.

The first indicator that nursing homes were vulnerable came from the state of Washington at the Life Care Center in Kirkland in February. 37 people associated with the center have died and 129 people had the virus by March 18th. 81 of that number were residents, along with 34 staff members. That facility has since been disqualified by Medicare and is being fined daily.

Many of the nation’s nursing homes have been cited for poor infection control even before COVID-19 appeared on our shores, making the elderly and vulnerable population subject to respiratory, urinary tract, and digestive tract infections.

Many of the facilities that are experiencing coronavirus deaths already had infractions. According to the Washington Post:

Among the facilities with infection-control infractions: the Pleasant View Nursing Home in Mount Airy, Md., where 24 people had died as of Thursday; the Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center near Richmond, with 49 deaths as of Thursday; and the Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in southwestern Pennsylvania, where officials have warned that all 750 residents and staff members could be infected.

No visitors allowed

If any of you have or have had a loved one in a nursing home, you know that visiting often and advocating for that person is necessary to secure the kind of care your loved one needs. In fact, it might be the difference between life and death for them.

But visiting is not allowed at most if not all nursing homes in an effort to slow or stop the spread of the coronavirus, leaving family members in a state of anxiety about the well-being of their loved ones.

Facilities like the King David Center in Manhattan, provide ways to connect with relatives using technology. Each resident has access to a tablet for entertainment but also communications with family and friends. Family members can call and request appointments to visit with their relatives. This might help some people, but not all elderly people in nursing homes will know how to use this technology.

But technology notwithstanding, very few people have been able to say goodbye to their dying loved ones.

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44 Responses

    1. THAT IS A ‘VALID QUESTION’. THE OBVIOUS ANSWER, IS THAT, ‘BEING IN A NURSING CARE FACILITY-WHERE THE, RESIDENTS, ARE ‘FREE TO GO, ANYWHERE THEY WISH IN THE BUILDING & GROUNDS, & OF COURSE, ARE, ‘FREE’ TO DO SO-AS THEY ARE ‘PAYING THRU THE NOSE’-TO BE THERE, IN THE 1ST PLACE-GATHER FOR MEALS, FREE-TIME- EXERCISE-ETC. & LIKE ‘VISITORS’- CANNOT BE FORCIBLY-‘QUARANTINED’! THERE IS NO ‘GOOD ANSWER’, FOR THESE PEOPLE!

    2. Yes, and what is the normal death rate of these places before the covid-19 crisis? I would venture to guess that it was maybe 4 or 5 less per institution, if that. These panic mongers are blowing things out of proportion just to ruin our economy and our Republic. I am so sick and tired of the left releasing these ridiculous numbers without any legitimate comparisions just to scare the public who is so ridicuously stupid to keep falling for these inflated numbers. I read the number that were in for California State for the first 3 months after the virus hit and guess what? There were 5 additional deaths in the entire state per month. Get that? Per month in the entire State of California. And do not forget that they counted all the deaths attributed to covid, even when the patients had underlying and very severe ailments that could have had been the true cause of the deaths.

    1. We should have known this. Another Ploy of the government to get rid of people on Social Security and Medicare this is what I think. Why the elderly, that can’t help themselves?
      Of course nursing homes Care Centers have always been marginal care for the most part there are a few that are okay

      1. I DO NOT BELIEVE IT IS A ‘PLOY’ TO ERADICATE THOSE IN NURSING FACILITIES-IT IS JUST A FACT-ONCE ONE GETS INFECTED-THEY ALL WILL! AMERICA-IS ‘JUST GONNA HAVE TO ‘RIDE THIS NIGHTMARE OUT’!

    2. No, of course not but they had other ailments and the staff, especially in the beginning were not aware of or prepared for the onset of the virus and hence, were not handling the people properly.

  1. It is sad that something so sinister would be unleashed on the most vulnerable. On the other hand, everything in nature but man who is supposed to be the hierarchy is based on survival of the fittest..

    1. NO ONE is EXPENDABLE! when a loved one dies NO MATTER what age they are mourned ….I pray that they had a chance to accept Jesus as their Savior ! then they are in the presence of God worshipping and praising!! this is a time to reflect and accept Jesus as your SAVIOR !!!!

  2. I have been in two different nursing homes for rehab and I will not go back. I have instructed my family to never put me in another nursing home.

  3. Did you really read the head lines?? 7300 old people die in the whole Nation. Just how many people are they in the USA and what is the % related to the whole? Heck, By count 20833 die each month from medial malpractices. & 0ver 8333 are murder with FDA approve poison high price drugs. Yet this is never mentioned, WHY???? I am 91 year old veteran and seen it over and over again how medicos prescribe deadly drugs and people swallow them, no question ask. Over the years Doctor have prescribed drugs to me and the first question is what is drug for and it side effects, ending that I did not take the poisons which kills my immune system and I still am here. It is best to question, question and doubt the so called fake news media and their headlines for 90% of the time they are faultiest or outright lies.

      1. It’s sad and sicking that are sorry Democrats who run those states are to blame.They are scum who wants to get extra federal income from the very special people who god created.I will hope some day people who trust those evil not human individuals to wake up before its to late god is coming back.I feel sorry for are grandchildren.

  4. Nursing homes are the worse, even in good times. I had my mother in 3 different one’s. Staff does not take care of them, they don’t care if they eat or not. Worse thing a person could do to someone is put them in a nursing home. I would rather die than to to one.

  5. Dam CCP to hell yo start with I just read the Obama administration was finding that lab in China with tax payer money this is going to get intrusting stay tuned …Do sad our elderly are the most of the deaths from this virus China unleashed on the world .vote out all Democrats and save what’s left of America! Trump 2020

  6. So now Cuomo wants to blame everyone when about a week ago he was bragging how they had brought down his words NOT GOD, NOT FAITH, NOT FAITH. So now his bragging in himelf makes him look foolish, God didn’t do these horrible thiings but the man who tried to tried to take credit for God is looking for a fool everyday. Grew needs prayer before j

  7. It is sad when anyone dies but we are all going to die some day. It is worse if they die of poor care because someone is making a millions off of it. I wonder how many nursing home deaths there are in a normal year. I know we have around 2.5 million die every year in this country. On the other hand we have over 4 million births. So we get a virus from China which was pretty good at containing it in their country while letting infected people go to all parts of the world. Which makes you ask was this a bio attack or test attack. The other question is would we have done better if all the emergency supply would have been replenished. I guess if our elected officials were not spending so much on pork, and things they will never be able to change, we would have enough money for the important things.

  8. SO SAD MY QUESTION IS WHERE WAS THE STATE FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS. O YEAH PUSHING THRU GUN LAWS THAT ARE BOGUS INSTEAD OF LOOKING AFTER THE ELDERY IN NURSING HOMES. NOT THERE WORRY SAD BUNCH IN ALBANY.

  9. Very Sad Nursing Home Gets Paid BIG TIME
    Yet Patients Gets LOUSY SERVICE.

    LIFE IS SO UNFAIR FOR THE ELDERLY.

    ALL THOSE THAT HAVE DIED FROM THIS
    CORONAVIRUS REST IN PEACE.

  10. Figure don’t lie, Liars do figure.
    Gates, Fauci, Pelosi, Schumer, et al. deMoncrats are acting as predators.
    When 1 lives as a predator – 1 should die by predator.
    G-d provides many predators to eliminate the scourge, the blight, the cancer on society.
    kNOw mORe NO FUSS NO MESS.

  11. Like Robert Morrow, a previous respondent. I’m an 88 year old veteran. I live by myself and I hear from two dear friends every day and have four children who don’t live near me but contact me on a fairly regular basis. I am healthy but I resent being on the death list because I am old even though I am healthy, i exercise regularly, eat sensibly and watch my weight. I do the right things for longevity but maybe exercise a good nutrition are a waste of time.; because what happens is a person lives a long live and runs out of money and his friends die. Then one is really alone.
    The fact is we are all going to die so lets get on with life and when the good Lord decides he wants us we’ll die.

  12. GOD sees all, knows all, and HE has all files of each person to be judged.
    Andrew Cuomo has refused to Repent, so the righteous and the wicked will die the same. However ⬇️
    « Thé wicked person is thrown down by his own wrongdoing, but the righteous person has a place of safety in death ».
    Proverb 14:32
    Kyrie Eleison 🙏
    Christie Eleison 🙏

  13. I have visited family member in nursing home many times in recent years. I have proven many times…by using unpredictable schedule…that staff is doing very little other than what is absolutely required for the residents: nurses give the meds, the CNAs sometimes bathe and dress the residents and sometimes offer food to them. I know this because I go at times and SEE what they have or have not done! This nursing home is owned by our state!!! It has been in lockdown since March 13. Five staff and one resident has tested positive for virus. Because absolutely no family is allowed in the facility, it is very probable that the residents are getting less care than what would be normal…which is not good!!! My loved one’s medical needs make it impossible for him to be cared for at home! The state is being paid dearly for his care…yet the state government has not listened to complaints that have been made even prior to this crisis. I urge our federal government to take a strong look at what is happening…if these nursing homes were operating with a stricter protocol, much of this would not be happening. Sure, these people will die in one way or another, but their deaths need to be as God chooses with their families by their sides…our society does not need to subject them to life threatening situations where they will die alone!!! I beg all of you to ‘wake up’ to what is happening!!!

  14. So sad for your loss and i hope for peace for your loved ones and family and friends left behind to suffer their loss. However, and truly I am not being callous, but people die all the time. Car accidents, plane and train accidents, murders, flu, pneumonia, etc. Please put all of this into perspective and use common sense. We need this country, indeed the world, back on its feet. Let’s go governors! We need to work and feed our familues, pay our rent and bills. We can’t do this while you, who we idiots put in charge, moan and grown and wring your hands and do nothing. You know who you are. Get a move on please.

  15. I believe all of this was planned to cut down the population. How many of these deaths will vote demonrats in Nov. God help us all!!!!

  16. Please let it go, but each of us must try to work our way for the Second Coming. Everyone of us will die.
    This is GOD’s chastisement for our sins, and it maybe just the beginning.because HE loves us and HÉ wants to bring us back to HIM.
    We have to build Noah Ark means offer God, our fasting and praying and réparation for our sins.

    « And as were the days of Noah, so shall be the coming of the Son of man. » 
    « For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, »
    « And they knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall be the coming of the Son of man. »
    Matthew 24:37-39

  17. SOME DAY, HOPEFULLY, THOSE SMARTER THAN ME WILL FIGURE OUT THAT THE PERCENTAGES OF THOSE AFFECTED BY THE VIRUS IN PEOPLE UNDER 50 WITH NO OTHER MITIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES IS MINUSCULE. SINCE WE LIVE OR DIE BY ONE STATISTIC OR ANOTHER, LET THOSE UNDER 50 CONTINUE TO WORK AND MAINTAIN THE ECONOMY! USE DUE DILIGENCE IN DAILY ROUTINES, MASKS, GLOVES AND SOCIAL DISTANCING. SEQUESTER THOSE IN INCREMENTS AS THE AGE INCREASES! THE VIRUS “MAY” KILL THOUSANDS. A COLLAPSED ECONOMY “WILL” KILL MILLIONS! LET TRUMP DO HIS JOB. SILENCE: PELOSI, SCHUMER, SCHIFF AND NADLER! VOTE EVIL DEMOCRATS OUT AND TERM LIMITS IN! ENOUGH OF THE DO NOTHING PROFESSIONAL POLITICIAN!

  18. The fear mongers are at it again, now everyone who dies is a victim of the Chinese virus, if a drunk driver runs over you, or if a gang banger kills someone, or they just die of old age, it is all caused by the virus, get a grip folks.

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