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With the number of coronavirus cases in hospitals now seeing a fall, concern has moved to coronavirus deaths in the care home industry.
There have been many newspaper reports surrounding the fact that until recently, care home deaths attributed to A&E have not been included in the daily figures. Considering that many people living in care homes fall into the at risk category, both in the 0ver 70’s category and also potentially those with underlying health conditions, there are concerns that an outbreak would result in many deaths.
Every care home will have set their own rules according the government guidelines and the needs of their residents, but some of the following may have been implemented:
There are many more things that care home may be implementing to reduce the chances of an outbreak happening, and indeed containing any outbreak they experience.
Nursing and care homes are doing their best to deal with a very difficult situation, but with visits from family not allowed, any death occurring in a care home is likely to be of concern as it may be many weeks since a family member last saw their loved one who has now passed. If you have any concerns surrounding the death of a relative in a care home, a specialist care home negligence solicitor will be able to help you with a care home claim for compensation. Contact us immediately to receive free initial advice.