More than 80 patients at a skilled nursing facility in Riverside are being evacuated to other healthcare locations after employees of the facility did not show up to care for sick patients two days in a row, according to FOX 11. Seven employees have also tested positive, according to the release. "While we have been able to bring additional staff from other facilities, this drop in the level of staffing adds increased pressure on the facility".
"I'm just giving you an overall sense of the seriousness to which we place our efforts and focus on protecting our most vulnerable, our seniors in the state of California", Newsom said Friday during his daily COVID-19 briefing in Sacramento.
"Yet California must take stronger actions than those he identified to keep residents safe from COVID-19 and the deteriorating conditions in so many long term care facilities", he said. Only 1 percent of fatalities in MA have been residents under age 50.
A woman whose mother died of the coronavirus at a Seattle-area nursing home that was ravaged by the COVID-19 outbreak filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Friday against the company that owns the facility. The state has yet to reveal the names of the facilities with outbreaks, and some relatives of patients have complained that they can't get information about whether loved ones have been exposed to the virus.
The Life Care Center of Farmington has restricted all visitors, nonessential health care personnel and vendors from entering the facility.
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Cleveland, Tennessee-based Life Care Centers of America Inc is among the largest players in US nursing home care, with more than 200 senior-living centers in 28 states.
There has been growing concern about the potential for coronavirus cases at nursing homes, where residents are at greater risk of complications and death due to their age and health condition. "She was reporting to work", one man said.
In a press release from the Riverside University Health System, the 84 patients at the Magnolia Rehabilitation and Nursing Center were moved to other facilities throughout Riverside County.
"All employees use personal protective equipment", said Public Health. As of Thursday, there were 24 COVID-19 cases in those facilities, but no deaths, the department said.