All 62 residents in Norton County nursing home test positive for COVID-19, of which 10 have passed a

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  1. flyover


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    Oct 25, 2012
    Western Kansas
    Another county nursing home getting hammered.

    NORTON, Kan. (KSNW) – The Norton County Health Department announced Monday that an outbreak of COVID-19 has occurred in a local privately-owned nursing home called the Andbe Home.

    All 62 residents at the nursing home have tested positive for the coronavirus, out of the 62 residents, 10 have passed away, one is hospitalized, and the remaining 51 residents are being treated at the facility.

    The Norton County Health Department has been working with the Andbe Home, Norton County Hospital, and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to contain this outbreak.

    Back in May, the Department of Health and Human Service issued a deficiency report that the facility failed to implement the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended infection control practices to control and prevent the potential spread of COVID-19.

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  2. MaxxAction


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    It's a shame really...

    My business deals mostly with the elderly, so over the years I have spent a significant amount of time in LTCF's and nursing homes. They are purely profit driven businesses now, many owned by corporate chains and investment groups. Often they change managers several times a year, and the quality of individuals who work in such places is less than stellar. All one must do to get a job in one of these places is be able to occupy space, and be willing to show up the first day. The level of care and concern for those who reside there is most often greatly less than what it should be.
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