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.
Nursing Homes With Histories Of Infection-Related Problems Lacked Transparency As COVID-19 Outbreaks Spread
Nursing Homes, Retirement Communities Hiring For Roles Needed To Keep Residents SafeMany assisted living facilities, nursing homes and retirement communities are taking extra measures to keep their residents safe.
Coronavirus Deaths At Nursing Homes Account For Nearly Half Of Illinois' Overall Death Toll; Expert Calls That 'A Major Underestimate'Dr. Howard Ehrman, who headed up the response to the Ebola crisis in Will County as chief medical officer in the 2010s, believes even that number is "a major underestimate."
Mayor Lightfoot: Nursing Home Employees Can Isolate At Chicago Hotels“Chicago’s nursing home workers have been at the forefront of this unprecedented public health crisis as they continue to serve our most vulnerable residents and individuals suffering from COVID-19."