A substantial number of residents and staff members of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) in California have become victims of coronavirus COVID-19
As of April 25, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) figures show from that more than 545 residents and less than 11 staff members have died at skilled nursing facilities across California of the more than 5,770 residents and employees have contracted COVID-19.
CDPH requires “all 1224 skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) to report COVID-19 positive residents, staff, and deaths associated with COVID-19 on a daily basis. The data is from SNFs that have reported in the last 24 hours and includes only the resident and staff fatalities that are known by the facility. As such, it is not a comprehensive count.”
There is no available figures yet from 6Beds assisted living facilities on residents and/or staff members affected by COVID-19 as of this time and reports will be given as soon as available, verified and reliable data comes in.
California State Governor Gavin Newsom pledged support for nursing home patients suffering from the coronavirus promising more testing of those showing symptoms as he expresses concern on the people who live or work in 94 board and care homes across the state who have tested positive for COVID-19
SWAT teams of infectious disease specialists would be sent to the homes where the virus is present and to some places Newsom called “hot spots” as the state is monitoring the nursing homes with outbreaks and that more than 600 nurses have been sent to help the facilities.
CDPH announces, “California is actively working with the White House, federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local governments, health facilities, and health care providers across the state to prepare and protect Californians from COVID-19.”
They are also providing information, guidance documents, and technical support to local health departments, health care facilities, providers, schools, universities, colleges, and childcare facilities across California.
On the local front, the City of Hayward has announced that it will dispatch mobile teams of specially trained firefighter paramedics from the city’s COVID-19 testing center to provide coronavirus testing of nursing home residents and employees.
Hayward Fire Department firefighter-paramedics respond to 911 medical emergency calls at nursing homes—and securely share critical care information with relevant county authorities while maintaining the privacy of residents and staff In addition to providing COVID-19 testing,
Inquiries about COVID-19 infection rates in nursing homes should be directed to the California Department of Public Health, which is responsible for nursing home licensing and oversight.
Among the latest to report was Director Alisa Mallari Tu of Gordon Manor Assisted Living Facility in Redwood City confirmed that at least ten residents have succumbed to coronavirus COVID-19 or from complications related to it while ten other residents and seven staff members have also been tested positive in recent weeks.
The more known resident of Gordon Manor who died recently from the virus was Donald Kennedy former head of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) during the term of then President Jimmy Carter and also was a former Stanford University President.
In a more detailed report of the California Department of Public Health (CPDH), 86% of SNFs have reported their data as of April 18, 2020. There are 1224 Skilled Nursing Facilities in California and 258 have reported having one or more COVID-19 case by either a resident or a health care worker (HCW).
The SNFs with the biggest number of residents with COVID-19 are Redwood Springs Health Care Center in Tulare County with 91, Brier Oak on Sunset in Los Angeles County with 80 and Gateway Care and Rehabilitation Center with 69 residents.
Those with biggest number of HCWs with COVID-19 are Brier Oak on Sunset in Los Angeles County with 62 HCWs, Redwood Springs Health Care Center in Tulare County with 46 and Garden Crest Rehabilitation Center also in Los Angeles County with 35.
The SNFs with the more significant number of COVID-19 cases by county as of April 18, 2020 broken down into HCW and residents are:
|Facility Name||County||HCWs confirmed with COVID-19||Residents confirmed with COVID-19|
|ALAMEDA CARE CENTER||LOS ANGELES||26||20|
|BRIER OAK ON SUNSET||LOS ANGELES||62||80|
|BRIGHTON CARE CENTER||LOS ANGELES||20||43|
|CANYON SPRINGS POST-ACUTE||SANTA CLARA||25||39|
|CEDAR CREST NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER||SANTA CLARA||19||38|
|CEDAR MOUNTAIN POST ACUTE||SAN BERNARDINO||18||62|
|CENTRAL GARDENS||SAN FRANCISCO||26||36|
|COMMUNITY CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER||RIVERSIDE||<11||25|
|COUNTRY VILLA PAVILION NURSING CENTER||LOS ANGELES||17||45|
|COUNTRY VILLA SOUTH CONVALESCENT CENTER||LOS ANGELES||15||58|
|EAST BAY POST-ACUTE||ALAMEDA||23||25|
|EL RANCHO VISTA HEALTH CARE CENTER||LOS ANGELES||<11||22|
|EXTENDED CARE HOSPITAL OF RIVERSIDE||RIVERSIDE||26||26|
|GARDEN CREST REHABILITATION CENTER||LOS ANGELES||35||35|
|GARDENA CONVALESCENT CENTER||LOS ANGELES||18||33|
|GATEWAY CARE & REHABILITATION CENTER||ALAMEDA||33||69|
|GRAND PARK CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL||LOS ANGELES||12||16|
|GREATER EL MONTE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL D/P SNF||LOS ANGELES||16|
|HOLLYWOOD PREMIER HEALTHCARE CENTER||LOS ANGELES||25||29|
|HUNTINGTON HEALTHCARE CENTER||LOS ANGELES||<11||19|
|KEI-AI SOUTH BAY HEALTHCARE CENTER||LOS ANGELES||23|
|LYNWOOD HEALTHCARE CENTER||LOS ANGELES||27||22|
|MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES-HEMET||RIVERSIDE||<11||31|
|NEW VISTA NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER||LOS ANGELES||15||18|
|ORINDA CARE CENTER LLC||CONTRA COSTA||28||30|
|RECHE CANYON REGIONAL REHAB CENTER||SAN BERNARDINO||29||22|
|REDWOOD SPRINGS HEALTHCARE CENTER||TULARE||46||91|
|STOLLWOOD CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL||YOLO||31||24|
|SUNRAY HEALTHCARE CENTER||LOS ANGELES||<11||20|
|THE EARLWOOD||LOS ANGELES||17||24|
|THE GROVE POST-ACUTE CARE CENTER||LOS ANGELES||11||20|
|THE REHABILITATION CENTER OF SANTA MONICA||LOS ANGELES||<11||14|
|TORRANCE CARE CENTER WEST INC||LOS ANGELES||15||23|
|VALLEY HOUSE REHABILITATION CENTER||SANTA CLARA||21||42|
The figures on this list may change from time to time as available figures come in from different reliable sources including that submitted by the facilities.