Long-term care facilities hit by coronavirus to receive increased resources

Corvallis Manor is just one of several long term care facilities which will receive increased resources to better fight this pandemic.

Posted: Apr 12, 2020 7:00 PM
Updated: Apr 13, 2020 10:51 AM

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Oregon's long-term care facilites hit hardest by coronavirus are set to receive increased resources amidst the pandemic.

Corvallis Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is one of nine Oregon long-term care facilities that have reported more than five cases of coronavirus with seven cases and one death as of Saturday.

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Gene Alexander's mother is a resident at the facility.

"It's really sad because if you can't be with your mom -- no one can see their loved ones in here," he said

Now, The Oregon Health Authority and Department of Human Services have partnered together to better serve these facilities.

Corvallis Manor is just one of several long-term care facilities which will receive increased resources to better fight this pandemic.

Resources like technical assistance, referrals to specialists, help with staffing agencies, identifying personal protective equipment resources and developing plans to place residents in alternative locations.

For Alexander -- he just has one wish.

"I pray that God would just let this plague go away," he said.

As of Saturday, at least 25 residents in Oregon's long-term care facilities have died from the virus out of 171 who have tested positive.

This new team is set to relieve that pain.

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