MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – As the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic in nursing home and long-term care facilities continues to claim more lives, Gov. Phil Murphy has called in the National Guard to assist.
Murphy said the nursing home and long-term care industry have been “slow to adapt” as 22,602 coronavirus cases have been identified and 4,151 have died – about half of the state’s overall total.
Murphy said his administration has been leading reviews of long-term care facilities and enforcing measures to protect residents and staff.
Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said her department sell my house fast jacksonville has already curtailed visitation, enforced the notification of outbreaks and required people to wear masks. Now they’ve also:
- Worked with the National Guard to provide “some efforts” in assisting the facilities, although they weren’t specified.
- Conducted an inspection of 60 facilities in April to check for the availability of personal protective equipment, the quality of infection control and staffing levels, among other criteria.
- Directed at least four sites to develop “directed plans of correction” after the inspections, and several facilities have to bring in consultants to assist. She didn’t identify the facilities.
- A big part of the nursing home and long-term care problem is that, health officials have acknowledged, the numbers are probably higher – maybe even way higher – than reported.
The state has a dashboard set up that tracks the number of cases statewide, including how many cases and fatalities involve long-term care facilities. In Morris County there are 1,446 cases are spread among the 41 impacted facilities. There have been 342 deaths at these facilities as reported by the New Jersey Department of Health on Monday. Last week the report had 276.
The largest outbreak in Morris County remains at the Lincoln Park Care Center. The report shows 168 cases, up from 163, were logged there and out of those there were 52 deaths, up from 48.
According to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services records, the Lincoln Park Care Center carries an overall four star above average rating. The facility holds an average health inspection rating with lower citations than the New Jersey average and an average staffing rating. Their quality measures rating earned top marks with five stars. They were last fined $8,297 in March of 2019.
Here are the facilities in Morris County that have patients positive for the coronavirus, followed by the deaths that have happened at those facilities. The list of facilities was provided by the state Department of Health; there may be discrepancies due to a delay in communications between the facilities and the state:
- The Oaks at Denville, Denville, 4, 0
- CareOne at Morris Assisted Living, Parsippany, 6, 0
- Brookdale Florham Park, Florham Park Boro, 8, 0
- Merry Heart Nursing Home, Roxbury Twp, 9, 0
- Cheshire Home, Florham Park Boro, 11, 0
- Sunrise Assisted Living of Morris Plains, Morris Plains, 3, 1
- The Oaks at Denville, Denville, 17, 1
- Fox Trail Memory Care Living Chester, Chester Twp, 7, 1
- Spring Hills of Morristown, Morristown, 8, 1
- Arbor Terrace Morris Plain, Morris Plains, 11, 2
- Cedar Crest Senior Living Community, Pequannock, 14, 3
- Pine Acres Healthcare and Rehab/Convalescent Center, Madison Boro, 42, 3
- Sunrise of Randolph, Randolph, 9, 3
- Garden Terrace Nursing Home, Chatham Boro, 8, 3
- Fox Trail Memory Care Living Montville, Montville, 12, 4
- Victoria Mews Assisted Living, Boonton Twp, 52, 4
- Sunrise of Madison, Madison Boro, 18, 4
- Bentley Commons at Paragon Village, Hackettstown, 12, 4
- The Country Home Memory Care Facility, Parsippany-Troy Hills, 5, 4
- Arden Courts of Whippany, Hanover Twp, 9, 4
- Troy Hills Center, Parsippany-Troy Hills, 38, 5
- Boonton Care Center, Boonton Twp, 11, 7
- Juniper Village at Chatham, Chatham Twp, 56, 7
- Weston Assisted Living Residence, Hanover Twp, 18, 7
- Mt. Arlington Senior Living, Mt Arlington Boro, 22, 7
- The Chelsea at Montville, Montville, 17, 8
- Heath Village, Hackettstown, 52, 8
- Brightview Randolph LLC, Randolph, 25, 8
- Cedar Crest – Mountainview Gardens, Pompton Plains, 32, 9
- Morristown Post Acute Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Morristown, 67, 10
- The Villa at Florham Park, Pequannock, 42, 10
- Lincoln Park Renaissance and Villas at JDT, Lincoln Park, 26, 12
- Holly Manor Center, Mendham Boro, 56, 13
- Morris View Healthcare Center, Morris Twp, 108, 16
- Regency Grande Nursing and Rehabilitaion Center, Dover, 62, 17
- Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center, Chatham Twp, 58, 17
- New Jersey Firemen’s Home, Boonton Town, 42, 18
- CareOne at Madison Avenue, Morristown, 116, 20
- Brighton Gardens of Florham Park Florham Park Boro, 60, 22
- CareOne at Morris Parsippany-Troy Hills, 105, 24
- Lincoln Park Care Center Lincoln Park, 168, 52
Statewide, 22,602 cases of the coronavirus have been identified at 509 long-term care facilities. There have been 4,151 deaths at these facilities, with the most egregious case documented at the Andover Subacute & Rehab Center Two, where police removed 17 bodies from the facility last week. Read more here:‘Makeshift Morgue’ Nursing Home In NJ Had Violations, Complaints
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