State: Kerrville nursing home failed to control COVID infections, isolated patients away from their belongings
Waterside Nursing and Rehabilitation has had well over 100 cases of COVID-19 among its staff and residents. KERRVILLE, Texas – A Kerrville nursing home failed to control infections of COVID-19 and forced some residents into isolation without their personal belongings, according to the findings of a state investigation obtained by the KSAT 12 Defenders. Facility staff also failed to properly track how often patients were being bathed, records show. One resident told investigators she had not been bathed in a month. AdInvestigators instructed facility staff that more attempts needed to be made to bathe residents before documenting them as refusals.
What’s Up South Texas!: Deacon shares unique musical talents with community
New Braunfels – A New Braunfels man is sharing his passion for music and ministry with his community through his collection of unique instruments. He has collected, rebuilt, and played different organs including the Caracal Organ, or band organ, which features many different instruments, and the Calliope organ, which is sitting on an old Model T car. You can see it in their eyes.”AdFey said he and his brother began this journey of this unique way of sharing music. Christmas music, classical music, patriotic music, Rock and Roll. “I think anybody with unique talents, if they are open to sharing them with people, I think that is a plus for the people you are serving and for yourself.”RELATED: What’s Up South Texas!
6 Comal County nursing home residents have died due to COVID-19 since July 1
COMAL COUNTY, Texas Comal County has confirmed six COVID-19-related deaths of residents at two area nursing homes since July 1. Additionally, 103 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Comal County as of Wednesday, according to a press release from a New Braunfels spokesperson. Comal County reports 8th COVID-19 death, issues order requiring face coverings for businesses amid virus surgeThe resident at Kirkwood Manor, a man in his 90s, died Monday in a San Antonio hospital, according to a press release. Comal County has confirmed six new deaths related to COVID-19, all of them residents of area nursing homes, while also... Posted by Comal County, Texas on Wednesday, 8 July 2020There are currently 1,092 confirmed and probably COVID-19 cases in Comal County, according to Public Health officials. With 15 deaths, the county now has 722 active confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases.
22 residents at Comal County nursing home have now tested positive for COVID-19
SPRING BRANCH, Texas – A Comal County nursing home has now reported 35 positive cases of COVID-19, a majority of them among residents of the facility, a spokeswoman confirmed Friday. Eighty residents at the facility took part in a first round of COVID-19 testing, and a second round remains in progress. As of Friday morning, Comal County has reported 552 cases of COVID-19. Of the reported cases, 435 are confirmed and 117 are probable, according to information provided on the Comal County Public Health dashboard. Read also:Coronavirus cases on the rise in Comal CountyComal River tubing company temporarily shuts down due to increased COVID-19 cases in the areaComal County Tax Office closes temporarily after employee tests positive for COVID-19
Why are so many nursing home residents dying of COVID-19?
With multiple coronavirus outbreaks at local nursing homes, one KSAT viewer asked Dr. Berggren:Why is the death toll from the virus so high in nursing homes? “People in nursing homes, as you know, aren’t just older, they frequently have multiple underlying medical conditions that make somebody vulnerable,” Berggren said. She said most nursing homes don’t have many private bedrooms or bathrooms. Related Content:Another increased risk factor in nursing homes is the mobility of caregivers. Berggren also compared nursing homes to the Bexar County jail.
Sources confirm COVID-19 outbreak at second Southeast Side nursing home
SAN ANTONIO – At least 16 residents and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 at a Southeast Side nursing home, multiple sources confirmed to KSAT 12 Monday night. Residents and staff members at The Rio at Mission Trails, located in the 6200 block of South New Braunfels Avenue, began being informed they had tested positive late last week, a source said. At least nine residents and seven staff members have tested positive for the deadly virus so far. Employee dies of COVID-19 at nursing home where more than 100 residents and staff tested positive, officials confirmConfirmation of the outbreak comes the same day that city officials confirmed a nurse at Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center died from COVID-19 complications. The outbreak at Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation, which was publicly announced by local officials on March 31, has now claimed the lives of 18 residents and one staff member.
Schertz nursing home monitoring potential COVID-19 outbreak after positive tests
Silver Tree Nursing and Rehabilitation Center confirmed that “people connected with (the) facility” have tested positive for COVID-19 in a news release on Monday. “We are working closely with the local health authority to determine the full spread of the outbreak,” nursing home officials wrote in the news release. “We are optimistic that with all of these measures in place the outbreak will be contained,” officials wrote in the news release. A COVID-19 outbreak was previously detected at Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation, where more than 100 residents and staff tested positive for the virus. Employee dies of COVID-19 at nursing home where more than 100 residents and staff tested positive, officials confirm
Employee dies of COVID-19 at nursing home where more than 100 residents and staff tested positive, officials confirm
SAN ANTONIO – An employee of Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has died of COVID-19 officials with Metro Health confirmed to KSAT Monday. More than 100 residents and staff contracted the virus at the long-term care facility. The outbreak at the nursing home, which was publicly announced by local officials on March 31, has now claimed the lives of 18 residents and one staff member. The official U.S. government website for Medicare lists the “overall rating" for the Southeast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at “much below average,” with only one out of five stars. Nursing home with 70+ COVID-19 patients fined $68,000, cited for 28 violations in 2019
Third death confirmed at Floresville veteran’s home with more than 20 postive COVID-19 cases
UPDATE, April 21, 2020:A second resident of the Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veteran’s Home has died due to complications from COVID-19, according to the Floresville mayor. At least 12 residents and five staff members have tested positive for the virus as of Tuesday afternoon, said Floresville Mayor Cissy Gonzalez-Dippel. As of Monday morning, five staff members tested positive for the virus and 153 other employees are awaiting results. RELATED: 17 COVID-19 cases reported in Wilson CountyUPDATE: April 15, 2020: On Wednesday, four new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed at the Frank M. Tejeda Veteran’s Home, bringing the total number of cases among residents to six, according to Floresville Mayor Cissy Gonzalez-Dippel. At this time, we have two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home.
Tips to find a quality nursing home during a pandemic
With the spread of COVID-19 on the rise and the recent outbreak at area nursing homes, finding the right long-term care facility for a loved one can seem like a daunting task. Advice: “For a nursing home, you have to have a medical need, because nursing homes are the only arrangements that are actually required to have a certified nurse on staff” Fredriksen said. It’s in the regulations: Fredriksen cautions families that assisted living facilities do not have the same strenuous regulations as nursing homes. This is who to visit with: Brown said you need to meet with the facility’s director of nursing and the certified nursing assistants. Do not simply accept workers at a facility know best.
These are the health care facilities being monitored for COVID-19 outbreaks in San Antonio
“Of the eight staff members who are COVID positive, we know that two of them worked in other facilities," Hood said. “And the staff members who have not been tested, we know they worked in at least 7 facilities in the city. Caption for below: The map, provided by the City of San Antonio, shows health care facilities that have poor health and safety ratings in San Antonio (red) and locations where staff members who cared for patients at Southeast Nursing & Rehabilitation also worked (blue). RELATED: Southeast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center was fined $60,000, cited for 28 violations in 2019The five facilities are nursing homes or long-term health care facilities and many have low health ratings from federal regulators. The Rio At Mission Trails, 6211 S. New Braunfels AvenueTotal Bed Count: 124Owner: San Antonio II EnterprisesOverall rating: One star, per Medicare.gov , “Much Below Average”3.
Facility connected to nursing home with deadly COVID-19 outbreak now under investigation in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – A Metropolitan Health official confirmed to KSAT Friday that the agency is investigating a Live Oak long-term care facility linked to a San Antonio nursing home at the center of a deadly COVID-19 outbreak earlier this week. Public records show Southeast Nursing & Rehabilitation on Southcross — where the deadly outbreak occurred — and Advanced Rehabilitation and Healthcare on Palisades Drive in Live Oak are managed and operated by the same company, Texas Operations Management. Texas Operations Management operates and manages at least 20 nursing homes in Texas that in total have an average rating of 2 out of 5 stars. A San Antonio Fire Department spokesman confirmed that a floating practitioner among the staff at Southeast who tested positive for COVID-19 had also recently worked at Advanced Rehab in Live Oak. City officials were expected to provide an update on the outbreak during an 11 a.m. press conference.
Infected staff at nursing home with 75 COVID-19 patients worked at other San Antonio facilities
Eight of the 60 staff members at Southeast Nursing & Rehabilitation have tested positive and are in self-isolation away from the facility, San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood said. “Of the eight staff members who are COVID positive, we know that two of them worked in other facilities," Hood said. “And the staff members who have not been tested, we know they worked in at least 7 facilities in the city. Metro Health will test 17 other staff members at the nursing home today, and health officials are still trying to contact 28 of the staff members for testing. "Finally, there should not be any sick personnel at nursing facilities.
Nursing home with 70+ COVID-19 patients fined $68,000, cited for 28 violations in 2019
*The facility failed to provide its employees with the required information on HIV as part of orientation and every year. *The facility failed to provide its nursing staff in-service training suitable for their job responsibilities every year. *The facility failed to maintain the sprinkler system components in compliance with the requirements of the NFPA code. The facility failed to meet the National Electrical Code and to follow lighting guidelines in the Lighting Handbook. The facility failed to provide emergency power for lighting in the specified areas when the power goes off.