10 state nursing homes and long-term care facilities have cases

10 state nursing homes and long-term care facilities have cases

"The residents who have tested positive will be isolated from those who did not, and will receive the specialized care and support provided by staff and a team from Partners [HealthCare]", the statement said, adding that staffers will also be tested. This is because residents, who are generally comprised of a vulnerable population, are even more vulnerable to the complications of the virus in enclosed environments like nursing homes.

San Antonio health officials are warning that two infected staffers at the local nursing home where 67 people tested positive for the coronavirus also worked at other facilities.

The facilities should immediately implement symptom screening for all staff, residents, and visitors, including temperature checks.

All staff must use appropriate PPE when they are interacting with patients and residents, to the extent PPE is available and per CDC guidance on conservation of PPE.

AdviniaCare and Spaulding Hospital in Cambridge were the first locations identified as potential sites for Boston-area COVID-19 patients who are discharged from hospitals but may still be contagious and in need of oxygen, physical therapy, and other support.

The state has over 1,000 nursing homes that provide long-term medical care, known as skilled nursing facilities.

The coronavirus crisis "requires our whole health care delivery system to work together seamlessly for the health and safety of all Californians", the agency said.

Pointe Group Care said late Friday that 51 of the 98 residents at AdviniaCare in Wilmington tested positive for the virus. No deaths have been reported in connection with the outbreak.

At least 12 people at a San Antonio nursing home have been infected with the coronavirus, including one resident who died, and dozens more living at the facility are awaiting test results.

Gov. Gavin Newsom alluded to the dispute Friday, though he didn't directly address any of the criticisms about potentially bringing the sick into nursing homes. Residents were going to be moved to other facilities but had to test negative before being transferred. But at the same time hospitals "don't want to create a worse problem" by moving them into a facility that isn't ready to care for them, Emerson-Shea said.

Related Articles