Care facility fined $20,500 for handling of resident care during coronavirus pandemic – KETV Omaha

A Southwest Iowa care facility has been fined $20,500 for its handling of resident care during the coronavirus pandemic. KETV NewsWatch 7 Investigates obtained the 60-page state inspection report. It details the facility’s failure to implement an infection control program saying Oakland Manor did not isolate residents for a minimum of ten days after COVID-19 symptoms first surfaced. The report also states staff wore ‘incomplete or improper’ personal protection equipment and cites multiple occasions where staff failed to complete proper hand hygiene while caring for residents. Seven residents died during the COVID-19 outbreak. 30 residents tested positive for the virus, along with 17 staff members. This is a developing story. Stay close to the KETV Mobile app for updates.

A Southwest Iowa care facility has been fined $20,500 for its handling of resident care during the coronavirus pandemic.

KETV NewsWatch 7 Investigates obtained the 60-page state inspection report.

It details the facility’s failure to implement an infection control program saying Oakland Manor did not isolate residents for a minimum of ten days after COVID-19 symptoms first surfaced.

The report also states staff wore ‘incomplete or improper’ personal protection equipment and cites multiple occasions where staff failed to complete proper hand hygiene while caring for residents.

Seven residents died during the COVID-19 outbreak. 30 residents tested positive for the virus, along with 17 staff members.

This is a developing story. Stay close to the KETV Mobile app for updates.