Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center

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Federal agents searched two nursing homes Thursday near Pittsburgh, one of which had the worst coronavirus outbreak of any in Pennsylvania and was already being investigated by the state on suspicion of criminal neglect.

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On today's program: Mayor Bill Peduto assembles a Community Task Force on Police Reform;  Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center deals with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the state; and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership expands outdoor dining and walking spaces downtown. 

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New Jersey-based Allaire Health Services will take over temporary management of Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in Beaver County. The Pennsylvania Department of Health said on Monday that the company will remain in place until the rate of infection at the facility is “substantially reduced.” Allaire Health Services did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Nursing homes in the Pittsburgh region are quickly becoming hotspots for novel coronavirus outbreaks. Because of residents’ age, other underlying health conditions and close living quarters, residents at these facilities are particularly at risk of greater transmission and more severe effects of the virus.

Fears, Infection Thin Staff At Beaver Nursing Home With 2 Deaths

Apr 1, 2020
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A Pennsylvania nursing home where two dementia patients died over the weekend after contracting COVID-19 has struggled to contain the spread, with staff thinned by suspected infection and fears for their own safety.