Charles County Nursing Homes Report 101 Cases of COVID-19
LA PLATA, MD- Baltimore.cbslocal.com writes that there have been more than 100 reported cases of the coronavirus at nursing homes and other similar facilities in Charles County. The coronavirus is hitting nursing homes hard across the state, and beyond.*
At one Carroll County facility, 24 people died from the virus, and many more residents and members of the staff were made ill during the outbreak. The Loch Raven Center in Baltimore County is now serving as a temporary care facility only for COVID-19 patients. The facility had 70 residents test positive for the virus, along with eighteen members of the staff. So far, four people at the facility have died.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created a list of precautions for long-term care facilities to take in order to slow the spread of the virus. The goal of the precautions is to keep the virus from entering the population, identifying cases early to help prevent the spread, taking steps to ensure the staff has access to personal protective equipment and learning to identify severe cases quickly in order to provide care to those most in need.
One of the first steps is to discontinue visitation. The CDC recommends that facilities make videoconferencing possible for residents so that they can connect with loved ones. Facilities are also intended to have a dedicated area for caring for patients who have the virus to help prevent it from spreading to others. Communal dining is to be avoided, and residents are meant to practice social distancing and perform frequent hygiene. The CDC is also stating that residents should be advised to use face masks when they leave their rooms.
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