SOUTHEAST NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER
Texans living in long-term care facilities will be among first people eligible for COVID-19 vaccine
On Friday, the the Texas Department of State Health Services added residents of long-term care facilities to the first tier of people who would be eligible for a coronavirus vaccine. People living and working in long-term care facilities, like nursing homes and assisted living centers, will be among the first group of people eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations in Texas. Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that long-term care facility residents being included in this priority group for receiving the early doses of the vaccine. The allocation includes 49,725 doses for hospitals in Harris County; 27,300 doses for Dallas County; 18,525 doses for Tarrant County; 28,275 doses for Bexar County; and 13,650 doses for Travis County. “More vaccine will be available for more providers in the following weeks, including vaccine from Moderna once it is authorized.”An expert vaccine allocation panel defined the allocation process, and the strategy includes a list of priority recipients of the vaccine.
Man says his mother contracted COVID-19, dealt with other issues at rehab facility
The facility was considered the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the San Antonio area. There were nearly 100 cases of COVID-19 between staff and residents, and 18 residents died. Records detail deficiencies in San Antonio nursing homes COVID-19 control practicesDean Limes said his mother was one of the patients who was infected with the virus and survived. I saw it, the PPE that they were wearing, and it was weak.Limes said hes aware of issues at the facility that stretch back to when his mother went in for rehab after knee surgery three years ago. On Friday, the facility confirmed that Wallace went home with her son Thursday.
Southeast Nursing Home Worker: Im Terrified of Catching This Again
On Friday, Metro Health confirmed an employee of the Southeast nursing home had died. In San Antonio, Mayor Ron Nirenberg responded to the outbreak at the nursing home by forbidding nursing home staff to work in or visit more than one facility. For Jefferson, the hard work of caring for elderly nursing home residents and patients makes her feel good. Jefferson was working at both nursing homes when the first patient at Southeast tested positive for the virus. I went in and did what I was supposed to do and went home, basically.The Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has been scrutinized in past government inspections, resulting in a one-star review by Medicare.therivardreport.com
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
Outbreaks of COVID-19 at jail, nursing home push those ZIP codes to the top of the list
SAN ANTONIO – When tracking confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bexar County, two ZIP codes have emerged from the pack as having the most: 78207 and 78222. ZIP code 78207 is home to the Bexar County Jail, which has seen a surge in positive cases among inmates the past week and a half. As of Friday, 157 inmates had tested positive for the deadly virus. ZIP code 78222, which straddles Loop 410 on the Southeast Side, is at the top of the list because it is home to Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, health officials said. If there’s stuff needing to be done, I’m the one that goes out and does it,” said Dominique Jean-Baptiste, who lives down the street from Southeast Nursing.
Week 10 in Review: Face Masks, but No Fiesta
The week saw positive cases in San Antonio increase from 723 to 992, a 37 percent increase, and deaths from 27 to 38, a 40 percent increase. Starting Monday, people in San Antonio and Bexar County must wear cloth face coverings in public spaces. Calls for housing assistance have jumped from an average of 47 per week before the pandemic to 5,300 last week, said Assistant City Manager Lori Houston. The San Antonio Food Bank continued to experience record demand for assistance from unprecedented numbers of families. San Antonio author Shea Serrano demonstrated the power of one with a social media call to action that raised more than $100,000 for the San Antonio Food Bank.therivardreport.com
Commissioner Alleges Coronavirus Care Problems at Southeast Nursing Home
4) accused the Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of inadequate staffing, unclean environments, and improper care of its residents who have coronavirus. Staff at the facility told Calvert that some Southeast Nursing residents had not had a shower in three to five days, he wrote. These are my constituents and this is not acceptable care to me nor the people we represent, Calvert wrote Wednesday. San Antonio Metropolitan Health District Director Dawn Emerick said officials from Metro Health and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission visited and investigated Calverts concerns. She also said Metro Health has no authority to regulate nursing homes but her organization felt it was important for local health authorities to visit Southeast Nursing.therivardreport.com
3 More COVID-19 Deaths in Bexar County; 2 Jail Staffers Test Positive
Three more people have died in Bexar County from the coronavirus, Mayor Ron Nirenberg said Sunday, bringing to the total death count to 30. The [three additional] deaths will be reported in [Mondays] website update.Among the additional 49 who have tested positive for the virus since Saturday, two of them worked at the Bexar County jail: a nurse and a maintenance worker. Those [positives] are very dangerous signs, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff said during his nightly live update with Nirenberg. The County is also setting up a COVID-19 pod, a room that can hold roughly 40-50 inmates, in case the need arises to isolate positive inmates there, he said. Bexar County has more than 1,000 staffed hospital beds and only 80 percent of ventilators in the area are being used, Nirenberg said.therivardreport.com
Nirenberg Says Dont Give Up Social Distancing as 3 More Residents Die from Coronavirus
Three more people in Bexar County have died from the coronavirus, Mayor Ron Nirenberg said Saturday. Two were residents of Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where a localized outbreak of the virus has claimed 14 residents there. Now that people dont need a doctors note to get a test, they are testing roughly 400 tests per day, Nirenberg said. People with underlying health conditions such as diabetes or asthma are more at risk for serious symptoms and death from COVID-19, Nirenberg said. For his birthday, April 11, Nirenberg is asking for $45,000 in donations for the San Antonio Food Bank.therivardreport.com
2 More Nursing Home Deaths as Coronavirus Cases in Bexar County Rise by 50
Bexar Countys coronavirus count rose by another 50 positive cases and two more deaths, Mayor Ron Nirenberg said Friday. Those two deaths bring the total number of deaths from the outbreak to 12, and Bexar Countys total death count to 24. Aside from Southeast, there are no other localized outbreaks at nursing homes in Bexar County, and were grateful for that, Nirenberg said. There are now 665 positive cases of COVID-19 in Bexar County. Meanwhile, Bexar County Adult Detention Center reported its first case of coronavirus in an inmate on Friday.therivardreport.com
Bexar County Coronavirus Cases Up by 51; Local Governments Tighten Belts
Bexar County has logged 554 positive coronavirus cases as of Wednesday, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said at a news conference. Of those, 50 are in intensive care and 41 are on ventilators, Nirenberg said. He added that the Bexar County area has enough beds and equipment to handle the caseload. We have over 2,000 beds available, which is more than 43 percent of all hospital beds in Bexar County, he said. Though the County has not faced the same revenue loss as San Antonio, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff said the County is preparing for its financial future by implementing austerity measures.therivardreport.com
Nursing home therapist warned supervisors of possible COVID-19 exposure 10 days before deadly outbreak, records show
On March 31, a week and a half after she made her outcries, health officials confirmed a localized outbreak had occurred inside the facility. Health officials have not connected to the outbreak at the nursing facility to the therapist’s co-worker but the investigation remains ongoing. The occupational therapist said she repeatedly tried reaching Southeast Nursing’s administrator via telephone, before asking a co-worker to have the administrator contact her. The woman again raised concerns about the possibly exposed therapist continuing to work inside the building the entire work week. I think about what if that were my parents or grandparents?” said the occupational therapist as she cried.
Two More Coronavirus Deaths Recorded at Southeast Nursing Home
A San Antonio nursing home hit hard by the new coronavirus reported has reported two more deaths one Tuesday night and another Wednesday morning, a City spokeswoman said. The Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center recorded 67 positive cases of COVID-19 among its 84 residents, and eight employees also tested positive. The spread of coronavirus at Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is the largest localized outbreak of the virus in San Antonio so far. Because nursing homes house older adults who often have health conditions that could make them more susceptible to the new coronavirus, the CDC has specific coronavirus guidelines for those facilities. The two new Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center deaths will be included in Wednesday evenings COVID-19 update, according to City spokeswoman Laura Mayes.therivardreport.com
Bexar County Coronavirus Cases Top 500; Death Toll Rises to 18
Bexar County surpassed 500 confirmed coronavirus cases Tuesday as six more people have died after contracting COVID-19, bringing the countys total to 18, officials said. The number of confirmed cases rose by 47 on Tuesday to 503. Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff said that San Antonio has 68 nursing homes, and another 74 operate in the outlying areas of Bexar County. Of 503 people with confirmed cases, 47 percent (216) were Hispanic, 35 percent (159) were white, and 15 percent (69) were black. This article has been updated to correct the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Bexar County to 503.therivardreport.com
Additional Death, 26-Person Increase in Bexar County Coronavirus Cases
Officials confirmed a 26-person increase in the number of local coronavirus cases Sunday, bringing the total to 410. One additional death was reported, a man in his 60s with underlying health conditions who was a resident at the Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where 67 of the facilitys 84 residents and eight employees tested positive for coronavirus. The total number of local deaths is now 12, Mayor Ron Nirenberg said at a Sunday media briefing. Of those who tested positive, 127 were cases of community transmission, which is significant because its the result of close contact, Nirenberg said. Officials say that as testing ramps up locally, the community needs to prepare for the number of people testing positive to continue to go up.therivardreport.com
City Officials: Nursing Home With Coronavirus Outbreak Had Staff Employed at Other Facilities
Some staff members at the San Antonio nursing home where a cluster of coronavirus cases occurred also work at seven other local care facilities, San Antonio Fire Department Chief Charles Hood said Friday. Sixty-seven of the 84 residents and eight of the 60 staff members at the Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center tested positive for COVID-19 this week. In case anyone in San Antonio needed a wake up call about the seriousness of COVID-19 to our community, this is it, he said. The latter of which is managed by the same company, Advanced Healthcare Solutions, as Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Just stay home.The outbreak at the Southeast facility is not the peak of the virus spread in San Antonio, she added.therivardreport.com
13 Residents, Staff Infected with Coronavirus at San Antonio Nursing Home, 1 dead
Health officials have confirmed 14 cases of the novel coronavirus at the Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Southeast San Antonio. Eight residents, one of whom died Tuesday, and six staff members tested positive for coronavirus. Resident health and safety is a top priority for Southeast Nursing and Rehab, stated nursing home officials. We have reviewed and updated our infection prevention and control plans and our emergency communication plan, nursing home officials stated. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Bexar County rose to 207 on Tuesday, including the residents and staff at the nursing home.therivardreport.com
COVID-19 outbreak at San Antonio nursing home: 14 confirmed cases, 1 death, 70+ tests pending
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Fire Department and San Antonio Metropolitan Health District announced a COVID-19 outbreak at a local nursing home on Wednesday. A San Antonio Metropolitan Health District spokeswoman confirmed the new positive cases, but said they would not be included in the city’s tally until numbers are updated on Thursday. Hood said one of the deaths that was reported yesterday in San Antonio was a resident at the nursing home. All we can do is just pray and hope things get better.”Hood said there are 68 nursing home facilities in San Antonio. The city of San Antonio health officials have been extremely helpful to our facility and we cannot thank them enough.