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DHHS conducts inspection at Elkhorn nursing house where 5 died, dozens examined sure for COVID-19 – KETV Omaha

DHHS conducts inspection at Elkhorn nursing house where 5 died, dozens examined sure for COVID-19


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SARA: AFTER THREE DEATHS AND DOZENS OF CORONAVIRUS CASES AT LIFE CARE CENTER OF ELKHORN SOME FAMILIES SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. >> HONESTLY, WE’RE THINKING ABOUT MOVING HER AT THIS POINT. SARAH: KRISTOPHER SAYS HIS MOM TESTED POSITIVE 10 DAYS AGO. HE SAID SHE WENT TO THE HOSPITAL THE NEXT DAY AND WAS DIAGNOSED WITH PNEUMONIA. NOW, SHE’S BACK AT LIFE CARE CENTER. >> ON JUST FEARFUL THERE’S GOING TO BE A RELAPSE AND SHE’S GOING TO END UP BACK IN THE HOSPITAL OR WORSE. SARAH: HE SAYS HE WANTS THE FACILITY TO BE HONEST ABOUT THE EXTENT OF THE OUTBREAK, AND ASK FOR HELP IF THEY NEED IT. >> OBVIOUSLY WHAT THEY ARE DOING RIGHT NOW IS NOT WORKING SO SOMETHING HAS TO HAPPEN TO PROTECT THE PEOPLE OUT THERE. SARAH: ANOTHER FAMILY AGREES. VICKI SAYS HER MOTHER IN LAW ISN’T GETTING THE CARE SHE NEEDS AND HAS GONE WITHOUT A SHOWER FOR TWO WEEKS. >> THIS IS RIDICULOUS. I SAY THIS — YOU NEED TO HELP THEM. SARAH: SHE WANTS RESIDENTS MOVED TO MIDLANDS HOSPITAL, A SUGGESTION OFFERED BY THE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT. THE BEST POSSIBLE SOLUTION IS TO TAKE MIDLANDS ON WHAT THEY SAID, GET THEM OVER THERE SO THEY CAN BE CARED FOR WHILE THEY CLEAN OUT PLACE OUT AND GET THEIR STAFF HEALTHY. SARAH: BOARD OF HEALTH PRESIDENT CHRIS RODGERS SAYS THAT OFFER STILL STANDS. BUT NOW, HE SAYS THE SITUATION HAS ESCALATED, AFTER THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND COMMISSIONERS LINES WERE FLOODED WITH CALLS ABOUT THE FACILITY. >> I KNOW DR. POUR MADE AN OFFICIAL OUTREACH TO THEM COME IN AND LOOK INTO IT AND I MADE A CALL TO A HIGH-LEVEL OFFICIAL AT THE STATE EXPLAINING TO THEM THE CALLS AND THE SITUATION. SARAH: THOSE TWO AND COMMISSIONER MARY ANN BORGESON ALL ASKED THE STATE LOOK INTO THE FACILITY. >> IT IS CONCERNING BECAUSE OF ALL THE CHATTER AND I DON’T KNOW THAT THERE HAS BEEN ENOUGH INFORMATION SHARED TO GIVE COMFORT AND ASSURANCE. SARAH: LIFE CARE’S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SAYS STAFFING IS NOT AN ISSUE, AND THEY HAVE NO PLANS TO MOVE RESIDENTS. A CNA INSIDE THE FACILITY SAYS STAFF IS WORKING HARD, CLEANING, AND FOLLOWING PROCEDURES. >> IT IS NOT THE RESIDENT’S FAULT. IT IS NOT THE FACILITY’S FAULT.

DHHS conducts inspection at Elkhorn nursing house where 5 died, dozens examined sure for COVID-19

On Monday, the Nebraska Department of Wisely being and Human Products and companies inspected the Life Care Heart in Elkhorn. In step with a data liberate from the DHHS, officials are in the technique of reviewing the findings from the inspection.The DHHS acknowledged this can liberate data relating to the project as soon because it’s completed. The Life Care Heart in Elkhorn is a prolonged-time length care facility. As of Wednesday, Life Care Heart of Elkhorn introduced that a total of 5 residents have died and 10 are hospitalized because the flexibility grapples with a COVID-19 outbreak. Officials from the flexibility acknowledged 79 residents were examined and 52 have examined sure.The DHHS acknowledged it’s working with the Douglas County Wisely being Department and UNMC/Nebraska Remedy in declare to esteem the residents and workers contributors of the Life Care Heart.

OMAHA, Neb. —

On Monday, the Nebraska Department of Wisely being and Human Products and companies inspected the Life Care Heart in Elkhorn.

In step with a data liberate from the DHHS, officials are in the technique of reviewing the findings from the inspection.

The DHHS acknowledged this can liberate data relating to the project as soon because it’s completed.

The Life Care Heart in Elkhorn is a prolonged-time length care facility. As of Wednesday, Life Care Heart of Elkhorn introduced that a total of 5 residents have died and 10 are hospitalized because the flexibility grapples with a COVID-19 outbreak.

Officials from the flexibility acknowledged 79 residents were examined and 52 have examined sure.

The DHHS acknowledged it’s working with the Douglas County Wisely being Department and UNMC/Nebraska Remedy in declare to esteem the residents and workers contributors of the Life Care Heart.

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