Tag Archives: Nursing homes

How Wall Street Kills Grandma, by Julia Rock and David Sirota

A prime component of the private equity business model is to cut costs, which you may not want to do in a nursing home. From Julia Rock and David Sirota at dailyposter.com:

20,000 nursing home residents died from 2004 to 2016 because they lived in nursing homes run by private equity firms, according to updated data.

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As governors in New York and Florida face political crises over their handling of the pandemic, the scandals have spotlighted how a disproportionate amount of COVID casualties have occurred in the nation’s nursing homes. The situation is a cautionary tale not only about political corruption, but about the consequences of a nursing home infrastructure being run by for-profit corporations — and now a study documents some of the body count.

The analysis found that between 2004 and 2016, more than 20,000 Americans perished as a consequence of living in nursing homes run by private equity firms. The data showed that going to a private-equity-owned nursing home significantly “increases the probability of death during the stay and the following 90 days” as compared to nursing homes with a different ownership structure.

The study from University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago and New York University researchers evaluated data from 15,000 nursing homes across the United States, alongside Medicare patient data, to assess the impacts of private equity ownership on patient outcomes. In all, the researchers found that the deaths accounted for “about 160,000 lost life-years.”

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German Nursing Home Whistleblower: ‘Elderly Dying After COVID Vaccine’, by 21st Century Wire

You gotta keep stories like this from hitting the mainstream. From 21stcenturywire.com:

Since the public release of the controversial mRNA vaccine, many disturbing reports of adverse reactions and untimely deaths have been mounting, including deaths following receipt of the experimental Pfizer/BioNTech shot are also emerging from Israel, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, and Switzerland.

According to Children’s Health Defense (CHD) board chairman Robert F. Kennedy Jr, “Coincidence is turning out to be quite lethal to COVID vaccine recipients.” Kennedy adds, “If the clinical trials are good predictors, the rate of coincidence is likely to increase dramatically after the second shot.”

According to records from the clinical trials, it is suggested that almost all the supposed benefits of COVID vaccination and the vast majority of injuries were associated with the second dose of the experimental mRNA vaccine.

Another case which is emerging out of Germany is particularly disturbing, and involves a cover-up by officials in what clearly appears to be linked to the administration of the Pfizer/BioNTech genetic product.

2020 News reports…

For the first time, there is an eyewitness report from a Berlin nursing home on the situation after the vaccination. It comes from the AGAPLESION Bethanien Havelgarten retirement home in Berlin-Spandau. There, within four weeks after the first vaccination with the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine Comirnaty, eight of 31 seniors, who suffered from dementia but were in good physical condition according to their age before the vaccination, died. The first death occurred after only six days, and five other seniors died approximately 14 days after vaccination. The first symptoms of the disease had already appeared shortly after the vaccination.

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Front Line at a Nursing Home– an in Person Report, by Javelin

Most of the people who die of Covid-19 are in bad shape to begin with. From Javelin at theburningplatform.com:

I work jointly at a hospital and it’s adjoining Skilled Nursing Facility. The SNF has long term patients occupying 2/3rds of the building and a short term wing which acts as transitional care for hip/knee replacements, falls, cardiac rehab and various NeuroMuscular pathologies ( strokes, Parkinson’s, MS, brain injuries etc.) The building has 132 beds with an average census of 110-120 residents at any given time.

The population of long term residents runs the gamut of post-stroke pts, COPD, CHF, dementia etc to general issues with aging. The average age at this bldg is 80+ with the oldest resident at 101 years of age. The rehab/transitional wing of 30 pts or less are generally younger with many of them ending up their post-rehab as long term residents pending outcomes, family support and functional status/independence.

Our SNF in March issued protocols different than the death-dealer Cuomo. Although we were not allowed to block Covid patients from entering the building, we transformed the wings so that the locked wing for dementia patients with elopement risks was changed into an isolation Covid unit and the dementia patients were moved into the semi-lockdown East wing with “slightly confused” and higher skilled patients reside. From March until the final week of October we had ZERO covid positive patients and just 3 staff ( none caregivers.)

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The Real Pandemic Was a Nursing Home Problem, by Peter C. Earle

You can be fined and thrown in jail for not wearing a mask, but the real crime, so far unpunished, was the utterly botched response to the coronavirus in nursing and long-term care facilities. From Peter C. Earle at aier.org:

nursing home, bed, wheelchair

Over the last week, many governors have reinstituted coronavirus policy implementations which had been in various phases of cessation. Why? This is because of an alleged “spike” in new COVID-19 infections. Other states have abbreviated their phased lifting of lockdowns. This is despite the fact that current US deaths from COVID-19 are now 90% off their peak.

Washington State is considering criminalizing the refusal to wear a mask. New York State governor Andrew Cuomo has imposed new out-of-state visitor bans (with the comment that “in addition to law enforcement, [he] … expect[s] individuals such as hotel clerks … to question travelers from select states”). Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s comments that if he were to win the presidency, a federal mask mandate may follow. The Speaker of the House quickly voiced her support for that measure.

These and other developments suggest that rather than approaching the end of the government-created crisis, we may be at the threshold of a new beginning. That the recent rise in infections is mostly an artifact of massively expanded testing capabilities seems to occur to no one in the government or media. Equally unnoticed is that the apparently much wider spread of COVID-19 infections, many of which show middling symptoms or are treated as annoyances, should result in a decrease of concern: it appears that many times the number of people estimated early on have been infected by the novel coronavirus to little or no consequence.

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Soylent Green is people; COVID-19 is old people, by Jon Rappoport

Some of the things that have been done to old people during the coronavirus outbreak, like putting people diagnosed with Covid-19 back into nursing homes, amount to, at best, criminal negligence. From John Rappoport at nomorefakenews.com:

In the 1973 film, a NY police detective discovers the vastly overcrowded, poverty–stricken population of the city—who are being sustained on processed government food, called Soylent—are now eating humans who have died. That’s what Soylent Green is made of.

As I covered in my article (and spoke about) two days ago, open-source press reports reveal the “excess mortality” of 2020 is largely the result of elderly people dying in nursing homes.

This has nothing to do with a virus.

It has to do with patients who are ALREADY on a long downward health slide—then hit with the terror of an arbitrary and fake COVID-19 diagnosis, and then isolated and shut off from family and friends—in facilities where gross neglect and indifference are all too often the “standard of care.”

Death is the direct result.

The managers of pandemic information tell the big lie. They spin tales about “the virus” having a greater impact on the elderly.

No, the STORY about a virus has the impact. The terror has the deadly impact. The isolation has the deadly impact.

To an astounding extent, COVID-19 is a NURSING HOME DISASTER.

Mass murder by cruelty.

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Behind the global nursing home disaster, and the case-number scam, by Jon Rappoport

There are two aspects of the coranavirus pandemic that should get more attention but don’t: the disproportionate number of cases and deaths in nursing homes, and the imprecision of the case and death numbers. From Jon Rappoport at nomorefakenews.com:

Scandal. Tragedy. Ongoing crime.

In nursing homes, elderly people are already on the edge of the cliff, suffering from long-term illnesses and years of toxic medical treatments…but now you terrify them with COVID propaganda…then you actually label them “COVID”, WITH NO JUSTIFICATION…then you isolate them completely…they’re all alone…no contact with family and friends…what do you expect will happen to these fragile, heavily drugged people?

As of May 22, Forbes reports that, “…in the 43 states that currently report such figures, an astounding 42% of all COVID-19 deaths have taken place in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.”

Washington Post, May 18: “The World Health Organization said half of Europe’s covid-19 deaths occurred in such facilities.”

Headline of same Post article: “Canada’s nursing home crisis: 81 percent of coronavirus deaths [in the country] are in long-term care facilities.”

The Guardian, May 16: “About 90% of the 3,700 people who have died from coronavirus in Sweden were over 70, and half were living in care homes, according to a study from Sweden’s National Board of Health and Welfare at the end of April.”

“Spain—The country was shocked at the end of March when the defence minister revealed that soldiers drafted in to disinfect residential homes had found some elderly people abandoned and dead in their beds.”

“…the regional governments of Madrid and Catalonia have been publishing their own figures on people who have died in care homes from the virus, or while exhibiting symptoms consistent with it.” [AKA, absurd eyeball diagnosis]

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Covid: Killing Fields of the Old and Sick? by Daniel McAdams

Geriatricide? Covid-19 policies have idled millions who have little chance of dying from the disease while not protecting the infirm and the elderly. From Daniel McAdams at ronpaulinstitute.org:

The numbers are sickening and impossible to ignore. Throughout the United States the Coronavirus “pandemic” looks more and more like a war on the elderly and sick than a mysterious new virus that was so dangerous and unknown that the entire country (with notable exceptions – South Dakota for example) had to be completely locked down tighter than Guantanamo Bay.

Nationwide, 42 percent of the Covid-19 death toll was comprised of Americans who were confined to live-in care facilities. While at first it was easy to simply gasp at a disease so cruel that it seemed to target older people, now that the smoke has cleared it is becoming painfully – and criminally – obvious that the virus had some very powerful human enablers.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has shamelessly used the coronavirus crisis to puff up his national political profile, ordered the elderly hospitalized with Covid back to their nursing homes where they could spread the virus like so many Typhoid Marys. Amid calls for a Federal probe into Cuomo’s callous and deadly decision to rip elderly patients from their hospital beds and send them back to cramped senior facilities, Cuomo demurs, blaming…you guessed it: Trump!

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