Years ago one of the strongest voting blocks for Democrats were senior citizens but that has changed in the last 25 years. With Baby Boomers coming of age, the majority of them are voting Republican as they see Democrats are not the party their parents grew up with. That’s presenting a problem for Democrats that they need to eliminate.
Nursing homes in three heavily Democrat states have been forced to accept Covid-19 patients, putting their residents in grave danger.
California, New Jersey and New York have made nursing homes accept Covid-19 patients from hospitals. Residents and workers fear the policy is risking lives…
At the epicenter of the outbreak, New York issued a strict new rule last month: Nursing homes must readmit residents sent to hospitals with the coronavirus and accept new patients as long as they are deemed “medically stable.” California and New Jersey have also said that nursing homes should take in such patients. Homes are allowed to turn patients away if they claim they can’t care for them safely — but administrators say they worry that refusing patients could provoke regulatory scrutiny, and advocates say it could result in a loss of revenue.
In NY, families of nursing home residents were kept in the dark as NY moved Covid-19 patients in.
Families of coronavirus victims in local nursing homes say their kin’s final days were shrouded in secrecy by evasive facilities forced by the state to take in infected patients.
One woman said her family only discovered by accident their mother’s Long Island home had been hit with an outbreak. Another victim died in a Staten Island facility weeks before his scheduled release.
Gov. Cuomo, despite acknowledging nursing homes are a “feeding frenzy” for a virus that attacks the old and infirmed, mandated on March 25 that these facilities take in “medically stable” COVID-19 patients. At the same time, he has said, “It’s not our job” to provide the homes with personal protective equipment.
“This is a death sentence for frail and elderly patients. There’s nowhere safe,” said a Brooklyn nursing home administrator of 25 years who requested anonymity for fear of state retaliation. “This is a lack of respect for human life from our governor.”
NY Governor Cuomo refused to send Covid-19 patients from nursing homes to the near empty USS Comfort or Javits Center for treatment.
New York health officials were warned in writing that a Brooklyn nursing home where 55 patients have died of coronavirus was overwhelmed — weeks before it began topping the state’s official list of resident COVID-19 deaths, damning emails show.
Cobble Hill Health Center CEO Donny Tuchman sent a desperate email to state Health Department officials on April 9, asking if there was “a way for us to send our suspected covid patients” to the hospital built inside the Javits Convention Center or the US Naval hospital ship Comfort — the under-utilized federal medical facilities on Manhattan’s West Side.
“We don’t have the ability to cohort right now based on staffing and we really want to protect our other patients,” Tuchman wrote in a chain of the emails reviewed by The Post.
He was denied.
“I was told those facilities were only for hospitals” to send their overflow patients, Tuchman said.
At the time Tuchman sent his plea, only 134 of the 1,000 beds at the Javits Center were full and the Comfort — which had just been reconfigured to treat up to 500 COVID-19 patients — had a mere 62 on board.
Adding insult to injury, the Navy hospital ship wound up treating just 179 patients before Gov. Cuomo on Tuesday said it was no longer needed.
When Democrat governors no longer can count on you for votes, they’ll just let you die and if necessary, help the process along.