Iowa nursing homes

COVID-19 spreads at Woodward home as Iowa tops 100,000 infections to date

BY: - October 12, 2020

COVID-19 is continuing to spread at the state-run Woodward Resource Center for people with disabilities, while the statewide count of total infections to date passed the 100,000 mark. Iowa reported two new coronavirus deaths and 842 new infections on Sunday. Over the past week, there has been an average of 1,028 new infections per day, […]

Iowa agency keeps secret the number of COVID-19 staff deaths in nursing homes

BY: - October 5, 2020

The Iowa Department of Public Health is refusing to disclose the number of Iowa nursing home workers who have been infected with, or died from, COVID-19. For months, the department has released only combined staff-and-resident numbers for both infections and deaths in Iowa nursing homes. The agency has refused requests to separate the number of […]

Nurse quit Des Moines care facility before inspectors found rampant COVID-19 violations

BY: - September 23, 2020

An Iowa judge has ruled that a nurse had good reason to quit her job at a Des Moines nursing home where widespread violations of COVID-19 regulations coincided with dozens of infections and at least 10 resident deaths. The home, University Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, is one of the larger facilities in central Iowa […]

COVID-19 outbreaks continue to climb in Iowa nursing homes

BY: - September 22, 2020

The number of COVID-19 outbreaks and infections is continuing to climb in Iowa nursing homes, nearly doubling the levels set in July. In late July, there were only 502 infections tied to 20 active nursing home outbreaks in Iowa. Over the next month, the number of COVID-19 infections associated with active outbreaks increased 66% to 835. Since August, […]

Active COVID-19 outbreaks in Iowa nursing homes continue to grow

BY: - September 15, 2020

Thirteen more Iowans reportedly died of COVID-19 on Monday, while the number of active outbreaks in Iowa nursing homes increased by more than 75% from July. While Monday’s death toll was the highest since Sept. 9, when the state recorded 19 COVID-19 deaths, the number of new infections is significantly less than the 647 daily […]

County asks for state investigation of Iowa nursing home with COVID-19 outbreak

BY: - August 18, 2020

Western Iowa health officials are asking state inspectors to investigate a nursing home with 51 COVID-19 infections of staff and residents. Earlier this month, Pottawattamie County Public Health asked the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals to send its care-facility inspectors into the Oakland Manor nursing home. County health officials told television station WOWT they […]

COVID-19 infections in Iowa nursing homes are up 66% in three weeks

BY: - August 12, 2020

The number of COVID-19 infections associated with active Iowa nursing home outbreaks has increased 66% in the past three weeks, newly released state data shows. The infections tied to active outbreaks increased from 502 on July 22 to 835 on Wednesday. During that same time period, the number of Iowa nursing homes with active outbreaks […]

Nursing home outbreaks and infections continue to rise in Iowa

BY: - August 6, 2020

Another 605 Iowans were reported to be infected with coronavirus on Wednesday, and 12 Iowans were reported as having died of the virus. The number of nursing home outbreaks rose this week from 22 to 25, with 92 additional nursing home infections reported since Monday. As of Thursday afternoon, there have been at least 47,141 […]

Grassley voices support for mail-in balloting and additional nursing home funding

BY: - August 4, 2020

U.S. Sen Chuck Grassley said Tuesday Iowans who choose to mail in their ballots for the November election need not worry about fraud. In a teleconference conversation with AARP of Iowa members, Grassley expressed his continuing support for states like Iowa that encourage voters to cast their ballots by mail. During the call, and in […]

COVID-19 infections and deaths spike in Iowa as nursing home outbreaks rise

BY: - July 30, 2020

Another 695 Iowans were reported as infected with coronavirus on Wednesday, almost three times the number reported the previous day. There were also 15 deaths Wednesday, the highest daily death toll in two weeks. Over the past week, there have been an average of 488 new COVID-19 cases per day in Iowa, a decrease of […]

Iowa nursing homes continue to see double-digit, daily growth in infections

BY: - July 29, 2020

Another 232 Iowans were reported as infected with coronavirus on Tuesday, with the number of infections in nursing homes continuing their double-digit growth from day to day. Three more Iowans Iowans died Tuesday of the virus caused by COVID-19, according to a New York Times database. Over the past week, there have been an average […]

Seven more Iowans, including four nursing home residents, die of COVID-19

BY: - July 28, 2020

Another 339 Iowans were confirmed as infected with COVID-19 on Monday, and seven more Iowans died. The seven-day average of daily new infections has dropped to 479, a decrease of 13 percent from two weeks ago, according to according to the New York Times COVID-19 tracker. While the number of outbreaks in Iowa nursing homes […]