With more than
300 nursing homes and 4,000 assisted living facilities throughout Wisconsin, our
community must take action to protect the elderly amid the COVID-19
it’s critical these facilities follow new guidelines and procedures recommended
by health organizations and officials to protect residents from COVID-19.
Be an advocate
for the elderly. Below, Boller &
Vaughan share important questions you can ask these facilities to help keep
loved ones safe.
If you or a
loved one finds that a facility is not taking steps to protect residents from
COVID-19 or other infectious diseases, alert a doctor, nurse, healthcare
professional, or Wisconsin’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman.
assisted living facilities, and other care centers are currently at great risk.
COVID-19 is highly contagious, and easily spreads from person to person.
According to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), “The underlying health conditions and advanced age of many long-term care facility residents and the shared location of patients in one facility places these persons at risk for severe morbidity and death.”
The CDC along with other health organizations have developed safety protocols for nursing homes and similar care facilities to fight the rapid spread of COVID-19.
This includes taking proactive measures to identify potentially infected staff members, restricting visitation, and strengthening infection prevention and control guidance and adherence.
The elderly and
the infirm are counting on all of us to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, but
they’re also counting on us to make sure nursing homes and other facilities are
taking the appropriate steps to avoid a facility outbreak.
Be an advocate
for your elderly loved ones. To ensure
these facilities are following safety protocols, contact the facility and ask
the following questions:
If you find that a facility is not taking steps to protect residents from COVID-19, the experienced elder abuse lawyers at Boller & Vaughan can help. Call us today at 608-268-0268 or connect with our team online.
In February of this
year, a long-term residential care facility in Washington reported 81 confirmed
cases of COVID-19 among elderly residents, 34 staff members, and 14 visitors.
Sadly, 23 people died as a result of “limitations in effective infection
control and prevention.”
If you plan to
visit a nursing home or other long-term care facility in Wisconsin, the federal
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has tightened rules for
facilities may ask you to:
new visitation protocols could save a life. Remember, even if you’re in good
health, prevention isn’t just about preventing your exposure…it’s also about preventing someone else’s.
take recommended action to protect nursing home residents could be viewed as
At Boller & Vaughan, we’re dedicated to protecting the rights of nursing home patients and ending nursing home neglect/abuse in Wisconsin.
As the COVID-19
crisis continues to evolve, please know that our legal team is here for you and
your family, and from the safety and comfort of your home, if you need us, you
can reach us 24/7 via email and phone.
If you or someone you care about has safety concerns about a nursing home, assisting living facility, or other long-term care center, contact us immediately for a FREE case evaluation at 608-268-0268 or contact our team online.
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