Nursing Home Residents Kept in Isolation After Fast Spreading Flu

A nursing home has been impacted severely by the flu since last week. The facility has been forced to keep more than 100 nursing home residents in "isolation" according to the county health department. Residents were unable to spend time with their friends and family over New Years.

The facility has posted a sign on the door explaining to visitors that residents are in "isolation" by order of the Department of Health because of the flu. The facility Administrator has said that only four residents have tested positive for the flu so far, but they are taking precautions to prevent a large outbreak.

According to the Administrator, problems started last week when up to 30 residents and employees came down with cold-like symptoms at the 120-bed facility. Since then, only employees have been allowed in and out of the facility.  The health department spokesperson said it is hard to pinpoint when the isolation will be over, because it depends on whether more people get sick. For more, read the story.

Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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