It is a sad morning to share that 22 seniors from Miami Springs have died from the Coronavirus. As you know, Fair Havens had a disastrous spread of the Coronavirus that infected 104 elderly residents and 39 staff members. Last week, the State of Florida shut down any new admissions to the facility and transferred all the positive COVID-19 patients to local hospitals.
Unfortunately, that seemed to be too little too late for the 22 elderly residents who didn’t make it. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family members and loved ones to those who perished from this awful disease.
This disease is incredibly harsh towards seniors. As you can see in the numbers above, the mortality rate at Fair Havens is at 21% so far. This is why it’s so important to protect and isolate seniors to avoid this kind of spread.
Fair Havens now has the highest count of COVID-19 fatalities in the county and the second most in the State of Florida. According to the report issued by the State of Florida, Fair Havens was found to have failed multiple procedures including inadequate PPE, allowing COVID positive patients to share rooms with residents who did not (at that point) have the disease, inadequate droplet protection for residents, inadequate documentation of patients with the disease, and inadequate educational logs among others. Furthermore, the state’s report declared that Fair Havens presented a “threat to the health, safety or welfare of residents of the Facility.”
As Miami-Dade begins to re-open, we want to remind everyone how important it is to keep our seniors safe. They are at the highest risk of having a fatal outcome from the disease. Please do your part to help prevent the spread, especially towards seniors.
The Fair Havens Center Nursing Home in Miami Springs reported 14 additional COVID-19 deaths in the past week, bringing the total number of fatalities to 22.
It’s the the most in South Florida and second most of any long-term care facility in the state. https://t.co/QnT31fOvtt
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) May 16, 2020