This guide is part of our “Older and overlooked” series on the danger wildfires pose to California’s older population, especially during COVID-19. Skip straight to: How to research a care home The questions experts recommend asking The coronavirus pandemic is a sudden, new threat to assisted living and skilled nursing homes — and those facilities […]
When the ominous beep of an emergency alert roused Mark and Kathy Allen out of bed in Sebastopol on Oct. 9, 2017, the Tubbs Fire was heading toward Santa Rosa. So the Allens did too. They knew the assisted living facility where Mark’s mother lived was in the path of fast-moving flames. They sped toward […]
State health officials were caught off guard by the federal government’s plan, as the tests are less accurate and may be of limited use in California’s nursing homes.
Once a rarity, state takeovers of on-the-edge nursing homes are expected to become more common as the pandemic tips facilities further into chaos.
Lee este artículo en español. Long before the coronavirus began sickening Kingston Healthcare Center’s residents and staff, state and federal officials knew the Bakersfield nursing home had serious problems. During multiple visits last year, state inspectors identified 85 violations at the home, including failure to provide dental care to a resident with rotten teeth, allowing pressure […]
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed cuts to meet the new coronavirus economy include two California day programs aimed at keeping poor and medically fragile seniors in their homes, and out of institutions.
Given that many cases of COVID-19 are found in nursing homes, why isn’t testing a priority in these facilities.
According to the federal Centers for Disease Control, residents at nursing homes are at the highest risk of being impacted by the coronavirus. Despite taking precautionary measures, these facilities have accounted for nearly half of all deaths related to COVID-19 in California, and data released by the state suggests there have been many more outbreaks […]
Some experts contend the state should prioritize coronavirus testing of vulnerable nursing home residents and staff before mass testing the general public.
Nursing home data on COVID-19 cases filled with holes. California’s largest cities brace for budget cuts. Tom Steyer tapped to lead economic recovery.