BuzzyBuzz

Everything you want to know just here you will find

Jennifer Smith Richards discusses coronavirus in adult-disability centers

/
/
/
3 Views

TRACTION CITING SAFETY CONCERNS FIRST ON THE FAIR'S BEEN CANCELED SINCE 1934 WHAT WAS CALLED OFF BECAUSE OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION

WE'VE REPORTED ON COVID-19 OUTBREAKS IN NURSING HOMES BUT THERE'S ANOTHER VULNERABLE POPULATION EXPERIENCING A SURGE OF CASES STUDY BY THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE AND PROPUBLICA REVEALED MORE THAN ONE IN 5 ILLINOIS IS LIVING IN STATE HOMES FOR ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS, ONE OF THE REPORTERS WHO WORKED ON THE STUDY JENNIFER SMITH RICHARDS JOINS US RIGHT NOW JENNIFER THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US TODAY WHAT KIND OF ISSUES ARE WE TALKING ABOUT AS AS WE SAID EARLIER ALWAYS TALK ABOUT NURSING HOMES BUT WE HAVEN'T REALLY TALKED ABOUT ABOUT THESE HOMES WHERE PEOPLE LIVING WITH DISABILITIES AND I KNOW THAT MUST BE TOUGH NOT ONLY FOR THEM, BUT FOR THE CAREGIVERS AND THE FAMILIES IT REALLY HAS BEEN AND THERE ARE MANY FEWER ADULTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES LIVING IN THESE A STATE-OPERATED CENTERS, ILLINOIS HAS 7 OF THEM AND THEN THERE ARE NURSING HOMES BUT SOME OF THE CHALLENGES A REALLY UNIQUE TO THE BETTER CARING FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES IN MANY CASES

THESE PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THEIR FAMILIES HAVE STOPPED COMING TO VISIT YOU KNOW WHY THEY DON'T GET TO GO TO THEIR DAY PROGRAMS WHERE THEY MAY BE RECREATIONAL THINGS OR EVEN WORK IN JOBS YOU KNOW, IT'S IT'S DIFFICULT TO TO ISOLATE IN A COMMUNAL FACILITY AT ALL SO A PLACE WHERE THERE ARE COMMUNAL SPACES WHERE YOU ARE YOU BAYS AND WHERE YOU ARE EATING MAKES IT REALLY HARD TO STOP THE SPREAD WHAT ARE SOME OF THE THINGS YOU FOUND THAT THEY'VE BEEN TRYING TO DO TO IMPROVE THE SITUATION I KNOW YOU WROTE THAT THERE WAS AN INFECTION CONTROL TEAM THAT WENT IN THERE BACK IN MARCH, CORRECT

THAT'S RIGHT SO THE STATE HAS DONE SEVERAL THINGS THAT OF COURSE FOUND THE THE WORKERS IN THESE CENTERS WHO ALSO HAD THEN AFFECTED BY THE VIRUS I'M ALSO HAVE BEEN KIND OF DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO MAKE SURE THAT THE ROUTINES FOR THE INDIVIDUAL TO LIVE THERE AS NORMAL AS THEY CAN BE SO THEY'RE LOOKING FOR YOU KNOW ACTIVITIES AND GAMES OF THINGS TO KEEP PEOPLE OCCUPIED DURING THE DAY WHEN THEY MAY NOT BE USED TO TO STAY HOME I'M JUST JUST AS WE ARE ELSEWHERE

Advertisement

THE CONTROL TEAM DID COME IN THE NATIONAL GUARD HAS BEEN A COUPLE OF THE CENTER'S TO COME IN AND HELP WITH TESTING SO FOR SOME OF THE CENTER'S THERE HAS BEEN WIDESPREAD TESTING THAT DID EXPOSE YOU TO SORT THE QUIET AND BROADWAY THE CORONAVIRUS AFFECTS PEOPLE YES, AND I KNOW THAT A LOT OF FAMILIES ARE MISSING OUT AND VISITING THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS BUT THEY'RE KIND OF RESORTING TO THE OLD TRADITIONAL WAY OF COMMUNICATING RIGHT YES, THERE ARE LOTS OF WAYS THAT PEOPLE ARE COMMUNICATING YOU KNOW SOME OF THESE INDIVIDUALS DON'T HAVE CELL PHONES AND IPADS AND SO THEY'RE NOT DOING NECESSARILY FACE TIME WITH THEIR LOVED ONES, ALTHOUGH SOME ARE

BUT WHAT WE'RE SEEING IS PEOPLE WRITING LETTERS AND YOU KNOW HAVING PUMP HOUSE WHIP THE FOLKS THAT THEY ARE USED TO COMING TO VISIT THEIR LOVED ONES AND THE AND THE CENTER SO WE SEE LOTS AND LOTS OF REALLY TOUCHING HEARTFELT LETTERS BACK AND FORTH JUST HOPING THAT THEY CAN SEE SOMEONE THAT THEY REALLY ENJOY SAM AND THIS WILL BE OVER SOON HAVE THINGS IMPROVED JENNIFER, I BASED ON SOME OF YOUR NUMBERS WE KNOW YOU SAID THAT THERE WERE ONE IN 5 WHO HAD TESTED POSITIVE ARE THINGS GETTING BETTER WITH THESE OLDER NUMBERS AND I THINK IT SORT OF DEPENDS ON THE CENTER THERE ARE SOME CENTERS WHERE THE NUMBER OF CASES HAS SLOWED AND THAT'S THAT'S GREAT SO I KNOW THAT ONE

THAT'S PRETTY CLOSE TO STRUGGLE HAS HAD A LARGE NUMBER OF CASES BUT RECENTLY THE PACE HAS SLOWED WHEN WE BROKE THE THAT PUBLISHED THIS MORNING THERE WERE 355 TOTAL CASES AMONG RESIDENTS AND ALL 7 DEVELOPMENTAL CENTERS

TODAY THERE ARE 10 NEW CASES SO YOU KNOW THEY'RE THERE STILL ARE NEW CASES BEING DISCOVERED AS TESTING BROUGHT AND THEN AS YOU KNOW IN SOME CENTERS EVERY STAFF MEMBER AND EVERY RESIDENT HAS BEEN TESTED AND THEY ARE DISCOVERING NO NEW POSITIVE

Source: Youtube

This div height required for enabling the sticky sidebar

%d bloggers like this: