Consulate Health Care, along with five other Florida nursing homes, received a letter from House Majority Whip James Clyburn demanding records about their preparedness for the COVID-19 pandemic, and how they are caring for infected residents. Source.
Consulate Health Care affiliated homes in Florida saw at least 65 coronavirus related deaths, and at least 235 confirmed positive cases among residents. At least 95 employees of Consulate Health Care have also tested positive for coronavirus.
Clyburn’s letter stated that “over one-third of America’s more than 115,000 coronavirus deaths” were among residents and staff of long-term care facilities. He argues that “lack of adequate testing, personal protective equipment, and infection control measures” contributed to this outbreak. Nursing homes have also been accused of poor business practices during this time, which further magnified the issue.
Other facilities under investigation who received Clyburn’s letter include Genesis Healthcare, Life Care Centers of America, SavsSeniorCare, and Ensign. Each of these facilities is facing major outbreaks of coronavirus across the country.
During a time when the most vulnerable population is those residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities, it is easy to worry that the faculty and staff of these facilities is not providing the proper care to your loved ones. If you feel that a nursing home or assisted living facility is putting your loved one in harm’s way during this pandemic, contact the personal injury attorneys at Beltz & Beltz.
Our team of experienced, professional attorneys have handled numerous nursing home abuse cases and will fight to get you and your loved ones the compensation you deserve. We understand that a nursing home should be a safe place for your loved one, especially now, when they are the most at-risk generation. If you suspect that a nursing home is not giving you loved one the proper care that they need, our team will fight to get you justice.
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