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French Families Join Class Action After Thousands of COVID Deaths in Nursing Homes

PARIS – A Paris court [held] a hearing Wednesday in a class-action effort to hold French health authorities and companies accountable after thousands with the virus died in nursing homes, and families were locked out and left in the dark …

Trump Health Secretary Rule Slows COVID Court Claims Against Nursing Homes

Garnice Robertson wants accountability for her mother’s death from COVID-19 caught while she was living at a Kansas nursing home that allegedly failed to prevent an outbreak of the disease. An unexpected legal hurdle stands in her way. The nursing …

Walgreens, CVS Lead COVID-19 Vaccination Drive for Nursing Homes

The U.S. government and two of the nation’s largest pharmacy chains kick off a nationwide campaign to vaccinate nursing home residents against COVID-19 on Monday, a week after the first vaccines authorized in the country began being administered to healthcare …

Workers With Second Jobs May Be Factor in Nursing Home COVID Risk: Study

Nurses and other long-term care workers in nursing homes who hold multiple jobs may be one of the factors contributing to the spread of COVID-19 in these facilities. According to a new study published in Medical Care Research and Review, …

COVID-19 Cases in Nursing Homes Rising in States Hit by Latest Virus Surge

Despite Trump administration efforts to erect a protective shield around nursing homes, coronavirus cases are surging within facilities in states hard hit by the latest onslaught of COVID-19. An analysis of federal data from 20 states for The Associated Press …

Hospitals, Nursing Homes Fail to Separate COVID Patients, Putting Others at Risk

Nurses at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center were on edge as early as March when patients with COVID-19 began to show up in areas of the hospital that were not set aside to care for them. The Centers for Disease …

U.S. to Fine Nursing Homes That Fail to Meet Testing Mandate

Nursing homes in the United States will now be required to test staff for COVID-19 and offer testing to residents, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said on Tuesday. The new rules also mandate nursing homes to share …

East Tennessee Nursing Home Reports Over Half of Residents Infected by Virus

Coronavirus cases at an East Tennessee nursing home have nearly doubled in less than a week, officials said. The Christian Care Center in Bristol reported 92 cases on Wednesday, up from 51 cases on Friday, Director Jennifer Skaggs said in …

North Carolina to Test All Nursing Home Residents, Workers

All North Carolinians living and working in nursing homes will soon receive a one-time coronavirus test, the state announced Tuesday. Mandy Cohen, the state’s top public health official, said the state’s effort to boost testing will be underway from July …

In U.S., 1 in 4 COVID-19 Deaths Are Residents of Nursing Homes

Nursing home residents account for nearly 1 in 10 of all the coronavirus cases in the United States and more than a quarter of the deaths, according to an Associated Press analysis of government data released Thursday. As federal data …