Is this enough?: 32,000 tests performed to protect nearly 152,000 vulnerable residents
State records show there are 151,724 people living at 4,480 licensed long-term care facilities. According to the Florida Health Care Association, the long-term care facilities support 287,298 jobs. The state’s approach to testing at long-term care facilities, he said, is considered a “representative sample." DeSantis has now ordered long-term care facility employees to visit testing sites for bi-weekly coronavirus tests. With the reopening of some non-essential businesses on Monday, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez said he is going to be working with DeSantis to improve efforts at long-term care facilities.
Coronavirus continues to plague Five Star Senior Living facilities in Broward
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – The coronavirus pandemic continues to plague Five Star Senior Living facilities in Broward County. Five Star Senior Living operates seven facilities in Broward. Five Star Premier Residences of Hollywood resident dies of coronavirusCOVID-19 has also been the cause of death for residents of the Five Star Premier Residences of Hollywood, a 200-bed facility at 2480 N. Park Rd. According to DOH records, COVID-19 also impacted Five Star Senior Living residents at The Park Summit in Coral Springs, The Horizon Club in Deerfield Beach and the Five Star Premier Residences of Plantation. Coronavirus pandemic affects Five Star Premier Residences of HollywoodFive Star Senior Living facilities in BrowardRecords show FVE MANAGERS, INC. is listed as the management company of the seven facilitiesThe Court at Palm Aire releases letter April 20Five Star Senior Living releases statement April 9
Tracking coronavirus cases: Five Star Premier Residences of Hollywood
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – The coronavirus pandemic is impacting the Five Star Premier Residences of Hollywood in Broward County. Residents at the assisted living facility at 2480 N. Park Rd. reported receiving an e-mail warning them a resident was diagnosed with COVID-19, the infectious respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus. According to the e-mail from Rene Sanz, the ALF’s executive director, and Jill Aaron, his assistant, the resident who tested positive was hospitalized on Tuesday. The ALF operator suspended group activities and isolated residents in their rooms.
Worker ‘coming in while sick’ caused 3 coronavirus deaths, DeSantis says
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Richard Curren was the first of three Atria Willow Wood residents to die of COVID-19, the deadly respiratory disease that is spreading in South Florida. DeSantis blamed their deaths on Atria Senior Living, the operator of the assisted living facility in Fort Lauderdale. The three residents who died are among the 13 who had tested positive for COVID-19 as of Sunday afternoon. After the three COVID-19 patients died, Mary Mayhew, the secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, said Atria Willow Wood wasn’t the only ALF under investigation for COVID-19. As of Monday afternoon, the CDC confirmed 14 deaths in Florida were caused by COVID-19.
Operator of assisted living facility with COVID-19 deaths claims DeSantis is wrong
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Atria Senior Living, the operator of the assisted living facility in Broward County where Gov. DeSantis said two of the seven residents infected at Atria Willow Wood in Fort Lauderdale died. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue has returned to the facility at least a dozen times to rescue residents. DeSantis accused Atria Willow Wood administrators of not properly screening construction workers and staff allowing them to work their jobs unimpeded. Richard Curren, 77, died at Atria Willow Wood in Fort Lauderdale after contracting COVID-19.
'ALF' actor Max Wright dies at 75
LOS ANGELES - Actor Max Wright, best known for playing the father on the 80s sitcom "ALF," has died at the age of 75. Wright's family confirmed the veteran character actor died Wednesday of lymphoma at his home in California. Although he appeared in various television shows and films such as "Red" and "All That Jazz," Wright become well known in his role as Willie Tanner, the father figure to the alien "ALF." USA Today reports Wright was also nominated for a Tony Award for best actor in 1998 for his role in "Ivanov." Wright, whose wife Linda died in 2017 from breast cancer, leaves behind two children.