Hi! My mom's nursing home in the Los Angeles area recently had a huge Covid outbreak. They have less than 100 residents, but have 50 positives (staff and residents). They test twice a week, and every time they test there has been another 8-10 positives in the last two weeks. They had done really well with safety since March with only a few cases sporadically, but now it seems it's running out of control. They don't seem to know how to handle it.
I'm terrified and frustrated, as all of my online research seems to suggest the powers that we don't care about our aging loved ones and are doing nothing to protect the nursing home community.
I've also caught the administration of the nursing home in several lies, and other family members have experienced similar. One lady was not told that her husband was Covid positive until he was sent to the hospital 3 days after testing positive. We have no idea how they are truly handling the matter as they are being very bureaucratic about answering questions.
We're all very worried about the safety of our loved ones and the staff as they also do not feel protected but afraid to speak out. The nursing home is not all bad; I know they try, but they are really coming up short with this Covid outbreak. They had not been wearing proper PPE prior to the outbreak.
Does anyone have any suggestions of steps that can be taken...any places that can be reached out to that could help with this matter? Any ideas at all would be so greatly appreciated! At this point, myself and other family members are willing to try anything to help get them more support, or testing or anything that might help slow the spread. Please share if you have any ideas, thank you so very very much! Best wishes to everyone and your loved ones!