Nursing homes’ problems create a big risk for local governments

Glen Roebuck Glen Roebuck, Iowa View contributor Published 5:00 a.m. CT Oct. 25, 2020 CLOSE The Freeburg Care Center in Illinois organized safe reunions using a booth and protective plastic for families who haven’t seen their relatives in…

Canada’s top doctor warns severe illness likely to rise, trailing spike in COVID-19 cases – Houston Today

Canada’s top physician painted a bleak picture Saturday of the toll the COVID-19 pandemic may take on the country, expressing fears the number of pandemic-related hospitalizations and deaths could increase in the coming weeks as the second wave…

These 7 less-visited Texas state parks offer solitude during COVID-19

This article first appeared on Texas Highways. Click here to view the article in its original format. With COVID-19 pushing many people to seek respite in the outdoors, state parks across Texas are more popular than ever. The Texas…

British Columbians vote for province’s next leadership in 2020 election – Houston Today

Voters in B.C. are casting ballots today in an election campaign that was largely defined by the COVID-19 pandemic. NDP Leader John Horgan called the snap election one year before the fixed voting date. He argued the province…

State sends emergency medical personnel, supplies to El Paso as COVID-19 cases rise across Texas

The state of Texas is deploying nearly 500 medical personnel and more than a 100 pieces of medical equipment including ambulances, patient monitors and medical beds to this border city to help it combat a record-breaking surge of…

Houston: Coronavirus Response And Resiliency In 2020 State Of The City

October 23, 2020 Mayor’s Office Press Release COVID-19 Response and Resiliency in 2020 State of the City “The City’s foundation is strong; the City itself is resilient; and the City’s future is bright.” October 23, 2020 — Mayor…

Coronavirus live updates: Texas sees third straight day with more than 6,000 cases

The Houston Chronicle’s Live Updates blog documents the latest events in the coronavirus outbreak in the Houston area, the state of Texas and across the U.S. with a focus on health and economic impacts. The Houston Chronicle’s ongoing…

Murphy signs NJ nursing home reforms to improve staff ratios

Lindy Washburn CLOSE Andover Rehabilitation and Subacute Care nursing home, which was “overwhelmed” with bodies amid a COVID-19 outbreak, seen from the air on April 16, 2020. NorthJersey.com Additional reforms in the long-term care industry that will raise…

New AARP Dashboard Reveals Ohio’s Efforts to Protect Nursing Home Residents During Coronavirus Pandemic Still Fall Short | 2020-10-23 | Press Releases

Stockhouse.com COLUMBUS, Ohio , Oct. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — AARP’s Ohio state director, Holly Holtzen , said today that a new AARP dashboard reveals concerning trends in three critical areas linked to how Ohio’s nursing homes are handling…

Pressure grows on Doug Ford as nursing-home probe repeats calls to hire more staff and boost residents’ care

thestar.com Ontario’s commission into the deadly and devastating impact of COVID-19 in nursing homes is backing previous calls for four hours of daily care per resident and more full-time staff. They are among several interim recommendations released Friday,…