Shillman House Resident Dies From COVID-19 Complications

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FRAMINGHAM – A resident of Morton and Etta Shillman House in Framingham has died from complications from COVID-19, announced the CEO & President of 2Life Communities, that owns & operates the building.

“We are heartbroken to share that one of the ill residents from Shillman House passed away at the hospital due to complications from COVID-19. This resident was a beloved member of our community, and our thoughts are with their family during this very difficult time. May their memory be for a blessing,” said 2Life Communities CEO Amy Schectman.

Residents of Shillman House were notified today, April 10.

SOURCE last report that 3 residents at the building in Nobscot had tested positive for the coronavirus.

“Every single day at 2Life Communities, we are doing everything we can to keep our residents safe,” said Schectman.

“Sadly, we have 10 residents across our four campuses who have tested positive for COVID-19. There are three residents at Shillman House in Framingham, six in Brighton, and one at Golda Meir House in Newton. Our thoughts are with the residents and their families and we continue to do all we can to support them,” said Schectman.

AARP Massachusetts sent a letter to the Massachusetts Governor this week seeking the names of senior facilities with confirmed COVID-19 cases made public.

2Life Communities have been very public releasing this information during the crisis.

“We urge Massachusetts’ Department of Public Health to release publicly the names of nursing facilities with confirmed COVID-19 cases,” wrote AARP Massachusetts on behalf of its 775,000 AARP members in Massachusetts.

“Contrary to concerns that such disclosures would violate a patient’s health privacy, we do not believe HIPAA precludes a state health agency from releasing the names of facilities because a facility is not a covered entity as defined by federal law. We believe transparency and notice to the public is critical for public health,” wrote AARP Massachusetts.

“Moreover, caregivers and family members need and deserve to have this information for their own health decisions and as they consider possible next steps and interventions for their loved ones,” wrote AARP Massachusetts.

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