FRAMINGHAM – A resident at a Winter Street nursing & rehab center in Framingham has tested positive for COVID-19.
Carlyle House Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center informed families this morning April 13, that it had its “first confirmed case of COVID-19.”
“Be assured that Carlyle House is taking every and all precautions to prevent the spread of this virus,’ said the nursing & rehab facility in District 6.
“This particular resident has been isolated to a designated room in a dedicated wing of the nursing home. An exclusive, dedicated staff has been assigned to this wing and will not interact with the rest of the people in the facility,” said the facility.
Carlyle House is a “privately-owned, 55-bed, single-level skilled nursing facility,” that provides Short-term Rehabilitation, Long-term Care, or Respite Care, our mission is to provide you or your loved ones with the most compassionate care possible in a comfortable, home-like environment.
Carlyle House is the fourth senior living facility in Framingham to report a positive coronavirus case by a resident. Not all facilities are publicly reporting, however.
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.
The City is not releasing any “contact tracing” information to the public, that includes nursing homes, senior facilities, supermarkets, etc.
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