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Report: Residents in 90 percent of NC nursing homes face increased risk of injury or death in emergencies

By Thomas Goldsmith  Residents at nine out 10 of North Carolina nursing homes face increased risk of death or injury during emergencies because of lapses in meeting state standards, according to a critical new report from a federal oversight agency. The inspector general’s office, or OIG, of the federal Department of Health and Human Services […]

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NC DHHS recommends testing all in long-term facilities for COVID-19, but questions remain

By Thomas Goldsmith Dr. Mandy Cohen, director of the state Department of Health and Human Services, announced Friday that North Carolina is heading in the direction of universal testing of North Carolina nursing home residents and staff. That means that state health officials have issued guidance, or at least a recommendation, to follow the direction […]

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As guidance on COVID-19 shifts, NC nursing homes and assisted living centers fight for residents’ safety

By Thomas Goldsmith Like others around the globe who are battling the COVID-19 virus, residents and staffs of North Carolina’s long-term care centers are dealing with the threat of disease amid a shifting landscape of risks, guidelines, fears and hopes. However, the mostly older long-term care residents are more susceptible than the general population to […]