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What Can You Do if Your Loved One’s Nursing Home has a COVID Case?

As COVID-19 advances around the world, several nursing homes and other types of senior living care facilities have endured the lasting effects and devastation the virus has caused. With nearly 50,000 deaths and over 240,000 reported cases of COVID-19 in America, many families are coping with fear surrounding the health of their loved ones and have concerns about what to do.  If you’re in a Read More >>

Front-line Workers Must Prove They Contracted Coronavirus On The Job To Receive Workers’ Comp – Gotham Gazette

(Photo: Michael Appleton/Mayor's Office.) Infected front-line workers, from hospitals to groceries, are being asked to prove they contracted the coronavirus on the job in order to receive workers’ compensation and death benefits, according to the Gotham Gazette. Union leaders and elected officials told the outlet that New York state’s workers’ compensation law requires these essential employees Read More >>

NYC Councilman Says Bipartisan Pressure Mounting for Probe of Cuomo’s “Backward” Nursing Home Order – FOX News

New York City Councilman Joseph Borelli told FOX News there are now bipartisan calls for an investigation of Governor Cuomo’s controversial order on March 25 that required nursing homes to accept or re-admit all COVID-19 positive patients. Borelli said that elected officials should be given some “leeway” in making hard decisions during difficult circumstances, but he added: “You don’t have Read More >>

Residents Fear Nursing Home Legal Immunity Amid Crisis – Barron’s

Advocates and attorneys for nursing home residents warn that many states – including New York – have granted immunity to skilled nursing facilities for care they provide during the COVID-19 crisis, according to a story by Eleanor Laise in Barron’s. Advocates for the elderly fear that such blanket protection will make it easier for facilities to cover up negligence and the abuse of elderly Read More >>