South Roanoke Nursing Home announces 72 coronavirus recoveries
ROANOKE, Va. – 33 South Roanoke Nursing Home residents and 39 staff members have recovered after contracting the coronavirus, according to the nursing home. The facility had more than 50 confirmed cases among residents and staff members before they were able to secure point prevalence testing, according to the nursing home’s spokesperson, Jennifer Eddy. As 10 News previously reported, 10 residents at South Roanoke Nursing home died after testing positive for COVID-19. Eddy said there are currently no longer any “active” COVID-19 cases inside South Roanoke Nursing Home. Staff will continue to wear personal protective equipment (PPE), and staff and residents will continue to be screened for signs and symptoms of reemergence, according to Eddy.
Church creates signs of support for South Roanoke Nursing Home residents
As previously reported, 33 residents and 28 staff members at the nursing home have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began. McCracken said the situation at South Roanoke has personally affected the church. We have almost a dozen [residents related to church members]," McCracken said. Hes watching his friends disappear.The church collected the signs and plans to hand them to South Roanoke when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, McCracken hopes the residents and staff of the nursing home know much they are supported by church members.
Family members of South Roanoke Nursing Home residents speak about their concerns
ROANOKE, Va. – “It’s frightening to think about what may happen if she becomes symptomatic,” said a family member of a woman who lives at South Roanoke Nursing Home. Luckily the family member, who did not want to be identified, is able to talk to her family member over the phone; however, other residents don’t have the luxury of keeping their loved ones up to date. A banner outside South Roanoke Nursing Home expresses support for the nursing home's staff members. Thankfully, her family member is not currently showing symptoms, but she still worries she could fall victim to the virus. The spokeswoman for South Roanoke Nursing Home told 10 News the nursing home has not requested any additional PPE from FEMA.
10 residents dead at South Roanoke Nursing Home after testing positive for COVID-19
ROANOKE, Va. – The death toll at the South Roanoke Nursing Home, where dozens of residents have tested positive for COVID-19, continues to grow. Late Monday afternoon, the nursing home announced three more residents had died since the announcement over the weekend that seven residents had died. As 10 News has reported, 33 residents and 28 staff members at the nursing home have tested positive for the coronavirus. In April, the nursing home announced three staff members and a resident tested positive for COVID-19, prompting the nursing home to work with the Virginia Department of Health test all residents and staff members. They’re concerned about minimal staffing, improper use of PPE and family members of residents not being contacted every day.
Multiple coronavirus cases confirmed at Danville, Roanoke senior care facilities
ROANOKE, Va. – From the outside, you wouldn’t know the South Roanoke Nursing Home is dealing with four cases of COVID-19. Brookdale Senior Living in Danville also has multiple people who have tested positive for the virus, including one person who died, which may have been caused by the virus.. Like South Roanoke Nursing Home, Brookdale Senior Living also has established policies and procedures, which we’re told are being closely followed. “It’s very important, particularly for older residents, those with memory issues, to be able to see their loved ones when they can’t have visitors," AARP Virginia spokesperson Ginger Thompson said. If any information you receive makes you concerned, AARP suggests reaching out to the state’s long-term care ombudsman office, which advocates for people receiving long-term care.