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Black, Latino nursing home COVID-19 deaths linked to overcrowding [Video]

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The statistics portray “a very sobering demonstration of inequities.”

Blacks and Latinos in nursing homes in Illinois were “far more likely” to live in overcrowded rooms at understaffed facilities during the height of the pandemic, causing a disproportionate number of preventable deaths. 

On Wednesday, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) presented to lawmakers an analysis of COVID-19-related deaths of nursing home residents between March 2020 and July 2020, the worse days of the pandemic. The report concluded that 60% of virus-related deaths at Medicaid-funded care homes serving Black and Hispanics, were the result of at least 10% of the residents more likely than whites to be living in three- and four-person rooms ABC Chicago 7 reports.

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Andy Allison, HFS’ deputy director for strategic planning and analytics, told lawmakers that the statistics portray “a very sobering demonstration of inequities.”

The HFS report also noted that many nursing home owners “are profiting while relying …

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What are Estate Planning transfer costs? [Video]

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All in the Family: Transferring Wealth Through an Estate Plan Privately and Securely [Video]

The best type of asset protection prevents a lawsuit from ever going to court. The same is true of estate planning.The best estate plan avoids probate court and allows for the transfer of wealth to be conducted within your family. Learn the best methods to maintain your family’s privacy after your death and how to make sure that wealth is securely transferred.Avoid the heartache and turmoil of a poorly planned estate.What will be covered:The need to create an estate plan for the transfer of wealthDifferent estate planning methodsUsing a Trust as part of your estate planAn estate plan is more than just a trustWhy it matters now

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On July 20, Nationwide presented the Jerome Township Division of Fire in Plain City, Ohio, a grain rescue tube and provided the team specialized training to help prevent deaths in grain bin accidents. The training, led by NECAS, included the use of a grain bin-like entrapment simulator capable of holding 100 bushels and burying a “rescue victim” waist-deep. First responders learned how to properly use the 6-panel, versatile grain rescue tube to create a barrier around the victim and safely dig them out. Learn more about Nationwide’s Grain Bin Safety advocacy campaign at http://www.thinkgrainbinsafety.com/?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=YouTube&utm_campaign=NWNewsroom

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