Long term nursing facilities have been hit hard by the COVID-19 outbreak. This week, one home in New Jersey became overwhelmed by deaths and their preparation process became “backed up.” Police responded to an anonymous tip that bodies were being stored in a shed outside the facility. After a search they found 13 bodies on Sunday and 5 more on Monday. Relatives were unable to contact the facility regarding their relatives and contacted their district representative. “One of my concerns is that these facilities are not communicating in real time,” said Josh Gottheimer, “it’s completely unacceptable that they have to call me for updates.” The owners claim that they were fully staffed despite over 100 patients contracting the illness.
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