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The long-term care facilities in Nebraska that have reported COVID-19 deaths

Nebraska, unlike other states, isn't reporting a list of facilities, only aggregate information.
Elkhorn Life Care Center
Posted at 5:57 PM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 17:49:54-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Note: This page used to track all facilities that have reported a case in a resident or staff member. It has been updated to only track COVID-19 deaths of long-term care facility residents.

Dr. Gary Anthone, Nebraska's director of public health, said June 11 that 126 long-term care facilities have had a coronavirus case in a resident or staff member. That's a fourth of senior care facilities, he said. Sixteen facilities reported a positive case in the last two weeks.

In all, 533 residents and 440 staff have tested positive, he said. There have been 98 deaths. Around 50 percent of all COVID-19 deaths in Nebraska are long-term care facility residents.

Facilities with known COVID-19 deaths

Emerald Nursing and Rehabilitation Lakeview, Grand Island. Twenty residents of the facility died of COVID-19, a facility spokesperson confirmed after 3 News Now Investigators found the count in data released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. A total of 46 residents at the 95-bed facility were infected with the virus. The spokesperson said the facility has been coronavirus-free for several weeks. He said that's because they followed all guidelines from local, state and federal agencies. [Added June 8]

Westfield Quality Care, Aurora. Thirteen residents have died among 33 residents that tested positive, according to the Central District Health Department. The department listed this 64-bed facility in an April 16 press release as having reported a case of COVID-19. Westfield Quality Care hasn't responded to several requests for more information made over the last two weeks. [Updated May 28]

Life Care Center of Elkhorn. There have been eleven COVID-19 related deaths at the 135-bed facility, according to the Associated Press. In all, 69 residents and 30 staff members tested positive. The first positive test result came on April 27. Residents were first notified of the first positive test on April 28, according to a spokesperson. All residents were tested May 11. The Nebraska Department of Heath and Human Services inspected the facility and did not cite the facility for COVID-19 or infection-related issues. [Updated June 11]

Douglas County Health Center, Omaha. Six residents of the 254-bed center passed away due to the novel coronavirus, but the facility now has no active positive cases, a spokesperson said May 17. Twenty-three residents and 14 employees tested positive at one point. Three residents remain hospitalized. Twelve of the employees have recovered and are back to work.

Hastings Village Good Samaritan Society, Hastings. Five residents at the facility died of COVID-19. A celebration for eight more residents that tested positive and recovered was held on June 8, according to a spokesperson. According to data from CMS, 13 staff members at the facility also tested positive and it has 62 residents as of May 31. The facility no longer has any positive cases in residents or staff, according to a spokesperson. [Added June 10]

Callaway Good Life Center, Callaway. Four residents passed away due to COVID-19 in the 35-bed facility in the small central Nebraska town, but the facility no longer has active cases, an administrator said May 19. In all, 12 residents and four employees tested positive.

Hillcrest Millard, Omaha. Four COVID-19 deaths are attributed to Hillcrest Millard, a spokesperson said, but one didn't catch the virus at the facility. Eight residents are active COVID-19 patients. A spokesperson said all are doing well. [Updated June 12]

Heritage at Sagewood, Grand Island. Three residents of the facility passed away, a spokesperson said May 15. In total, 16 residents and 7 employees tested positive. Eight of the residents were hospitalized.

Good Samaritan Society-Millard, Omaha. Three died among 15 residents who tested positive, as of May 14, according to the Omaha World-Herald.

Carter Place, Blair. There was at least one death of a Carter Place resident. Darrell Dibben, a former Dana College professor, died at the age of 90 after catching COVID-19 at the facility. A spokesperson for the facility's owner, Enlivant, said Monday that the facility now has no active cases of the coronavirus, but chose not to update 3 News Now on the number of residents who died of the virus, instead deferring to local health officials. Most recently, 3 News Now reported that 13 of the 23 residents tested positive. At least six employees tested positive. The Three Rivers Public Health Department declined to provide an update on the facility. "I have no information to give you regarding this," Three Rivers Public Health Director Terra Uhing said in an email on May 20.

An employee of Carter Place said that "absolute blatant neglect" led to the spread of the virus at the facility.

Nye Square, Fremont. Recently, one resident died at a hospital after testing positive for COVID-19. One staff member tested positive. All residents and employees have tested negative since then, Nye Health Services' CEO said. [Added May 20]

Gold Crest Retirement Center, Adams. At least one person died at the facility, according to 3 News Now's news partners at The Omaha World-Herald. The facility's director was brief in his response to 3 News Now Investigators on May 14, choosing not to provide an update on the number of residents who died. "25 cases 22 recovered," he wrote.

Maple Crest Health Center, Omaha. At least one resident has died and 33 residents have tested positive, 26 of which are still at the facility, isolated from 105 other residents at the facility, according to a spokesperson.