Generous Gold Coast Florist Spreading Holiday Cheer To Seniors Who Are Feeling Lonely“COVID is still here. Things have not changed very much. There are probably still a lot of people who are not gonna see their families this year,” Justin Stankiewicz said.
State Data Show One Chicago Nursing Home Has Fewer Than 1 Percent Of Staff Vaccinated Against COVID-19Some local nursing homes have an alarmingly low level of workers who are vaccinated against COVID-19. As CBS 2’s Chris Tye reported Tuesday, the clock is ticking for health care workers to get vaccinated in Illinois by next month.
State Of Illinois Makes COVID-19 Vaccination Data Available For Long-Term Care Facility Residents And StaffWith COVID-19 cases on the rise in Illinois, the state’s Department of Public Health has now made vaccination data publicly available for residents and staff in long-term care facilities.
31 Percent Of Illinois Nursing Homes Are Not Providing CDC With COVID-19 Vaccine Information, Organization SaysWe first told you about Alan Matthews – a longtime resident of the Landmark Nursing Home in Richton Park – two weeks ago. His cousin came to us after finding out he was months overdue for his second COVID-19 vaccine dose. And CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov found Matthews is likely not the only one – because no one is really keeping track.
With Updated State Rules, COVID-Vaccinated Illinois Nursing Home Residents Can Finally Get HugsThe power of a simple touch – it’s been an impossibility at Illinois nursing homes during a year of pandemic precautions.
Online Program Brings Pets To Nursing Homes And Smiles To America's LoneliestKeeping the most vulnerable from the coronavirus means fighting another kind of sickness: loneliness.
Strike By 700 Workers At 11 Infinity Healthcare Nursing Homes Enters Second WeekCaregivers on strike against a Chicago area nursing home company got some reinforcements on Monday, as representatives of doctors’ and nurses’ groups joined Infinity Healthcare Management nursing home workers on the picket line.
COVID-19 Surging In Chicago Area Nursing Homes Again, And Some Say State Is Not Doing EnoughCOVID-19 cases are again surging in Chicago area nursing homes, and workers in the facilities are in dire need of emergency supplies.
COVID-19 In Illinois: Nearly 700 Nursing Home Workers Go On Strike For Hazard Pay At Infinity Healthcare CentersThese caregivers say they need hazard pay, better staffing, and more personal protective equipment (PPE) like face masks.
Families Fear For Relatives' Health Amid Long-Term Isolation At Nursing Homes; 'We're Willing To Do Anything'Dr. Anna Liggett, an assistant professor of geriatric medicine at Northwestern University, said isolation definitely has negative consequences on health.
How Coronavirus Ravaged America's Nursing Homes: 'We've Gone From Long Term Care To Carnage In Five Months'Nursing homes all over the country were ravaged by COVID-19. AARP's Elaine M. Ryan shares her thoughts on the failures in care that occurred for seniors and the future of nursing homes.
Study Set To Bring Antibody Treatments Right To Doors Of Long-Term Care FacilitiesWhen a person recovers from COVID-19, their body builds up antibodies that can then be used to help others fight the disease.
Sisters Say Rules For Outdoor Visits With Mom At Nursing Home Are So Strict, It May Not Be Worth HassleNursing homes are now allowing visitors outside, but it’s not as simple as just showing up.
Senior Living Center Begins Offering More Activities For Residents As Illinois Opens Back UpThe state of Illinois is slowly starting to open back up, and that means fewer restrictions even for the most vulnerable people.
Outdoor Visits Now Allowed At Illinois Nursing Homes; Appointments And Face Coverings RequiredIllinois has prohibited visitors at nursing homes since mid-March to limit the spread of the virus among people who are particularly vulnerable because of their age and pre-existing medical conditions.