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Not Just COVID: Nursing Home Neglect Deaths Surge in Shadows

When COVID-19 tore through Donald Wallace’s nursing home, he was one of the lucky few to avoid infection. He died a horrible death anyway. Hale and happy before the pandemic, the 75-year-old retired Alabama truck driver became so malnourished and …

Nevada Passes Virus Liability and Worker Protection “Deal”

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada lawmakers voted to shield certain industries from coronavirus-related legal liability and require hotels and casinos to enact worker protection measures after days of complicated negotiations with Gov. Steve Sisolak’s office and the state’s most powerful …

Blame Game? Cuomo Takes Heat Over New York Nursing Home Study

NEW YORK — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing blistering criticism over an internal report that found no strong link between a controversial state directive that sent thousands of recovering coronavirus patients into nursing homes and some of the …

Pandemic Pushes Insurers to Avoid Already Strained Senior Care Market

The coronavirus pandemic has made it even harder for senior-care centers in the United States to find or afford standard liability insurance, with rates soaring by as much as 300%, insurance brokers said. Residential care communities like nursing homes and …

Hundreds of Virus Deaths Draw Focus on Nursing Home Industry

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — After years of failed attempts, advocates for nursing home residents this year won approval of legislation that allows families to install surveillance cameras in residents’ rooms. The measure, backers say, will help prevent abuse or neglect …

Workplace Worries Mount as US Tracks New COVID-19 Cases

NEW YORK — Even as President Donald Trump urges getting people back to work and reopening the economy, thousands of new coronavirus infections are being reported daily, many of them job-related. Recent figures show a surge of cases in meat-packing …

Faced With 20,000 Dead, Nursing Homes Seek Shield From Lawsuits

NEW YORK — Faced with 20,000 coronavirus deaths and counting, the nation’s nursing homes are pushing back against a potential flood of lawsuits with a sweeping lobbying effort to get states to grant them emergency protection from claims of inadequate …

Nursing Homes Face Catastrophic Mix of Virus and Lax Oversight

In 2017, a flare-up of scabies in a Downey, California, nursing home persisted for more than six months and left at least seven patients covered in rashes from the skin-boring mites before staff members corralled the problem. A year later, …

The Future Looks Terrible for U.S. Nursing Home Costs

The results of a six-year study by Georgetown University Medical Center revealed just how fast U.S. nursing home prices have been increasing all across America. And the future looks just as grim. Dr. Sean Huang, the study’s lead author, said …

Security Cameras in Nursing Homes Aim to Protect, but Present Ethical Dilemmas

For many people who care for aging parents, one solution is a safe, responsible nursing home. But an increasingly common means of ensuring that safety — security cameras installed by relatives — may do more harm than good, says Clara …