Patients at 1 in 3 Michigan nursing homes have coronavirus, records show

State data released Friday show that more than 2,100 patients in Michigan nursing homes have the coronavirus.

Michigan released records on Friday confirming fears that the coronavirus is raging in state nursing homes, with 2,108 confirmed cases and dozens of homes with more than 20 cases apiece.

The records show nursing home patients account for at least 6 percent of Michigan’s total coronavirus caseload of nearly 37,000 as of Friday. 

The tally is certainly far higher since the new records don’t include nursing home patients who have recovered or have already died.

COVID-19 cases in Michigan nursing homes

For the first time, the state has revealed which of Michigan's nearly 500 nursing homes have confirmed cases of COVID-19. Excluding those who have already recovered or died, there are over 2,100 residents battling the coronavirus. That's nearly 6 percent of all cases in the state and occur in 30 percent of facilities. Type in the name of a facility or a county to find those facilities with COVID-19 cases (NOTE: Homes with no cases do not appear in database.)

CountyLong-term
care facility
Current
COVID-19 cases
AlpenaMedilodge Alpena32
BarryThornapple Manor1
BerrienPine Ridge Rehabilitation & Nursing4
CalhounBattle Creek Manor9
CalhounLaurels of Bedford10
CrawfordCrawford Continuing Care Center10
CrawfordGrayling Nursing & Rehab. Community5
EatonRegency at Lansing West2
GenesseeFenton HealthCare19
GenesseeHeartland HCC Briarwood1
GenesseeKith Haven9
GenesseeMaple Woods Manor24
GenesseeMedilodge of Grand Blanc12
GenesseeRegency at Grand Blanc20
GenesseeWellbridge of Fenton6
GenesseeWillowbrook Manor12
HillsdaleHillsdale County Medical Care Facility7
InghamBurcham Hills Center for Health & Rehab3
InghamIngham County Medical Care Facility1
InghamMedilodge of Okemos7
IoscoLakeview Manor Healthcare Center1
IsabellaIsabella Co. Medical Care Facility23
JacksonRidgecrest Health Campus1
KalamazooMedilodge of Kalamazoo17
KalamazooPlainwell Pines Nursing & Rehab.1
KentClark Retirement Community1
KentHealthBridge Rehabilitation10
KentMission Point of Cedar Springs23
KentThe Laurels of Kent1
LapeerLapeer County Medical Care Facility3
LivingstonCaretel Inns of Brighton37
LivingstonMedilodge of Livingston15
LivingstonWellbridge of Brighton3
MacombAdvantage Living Center - Roseville24
MacombAdvantage Living Center - Warren16
MacombAutumn Woods Residential Health40
MacombChurch of Christ Care Center6
MacombFather Murray Nursing Center5
MacombFraser Villa23
MacombHeartland Healthcare - Sterling Heights7
MacombLakepointe Senior Care & Rehab.8
MacombLakeside Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation17
MacombMartha T Berry Medical Care22
MacombMedilodge of Shoreline12
MacombMedilodge of Sterling Heights29
MacombPomeroy Sterling Skilled Rehab33
MacombRegency at Shelby Township4
MacombRegency at St Clair Shores1
MacombRegency Manor2
MacombShelby Crossing Health Campus5
MacombShelby Nursing Center19
MacombShorepoint Nursing Center45
MacombThe Villa At City Center13
MacombThe Village of East Harbor14
MarquetteNorlite Nursing Center10
MidlandBrittany Manor1
MonroeFountain View of Monroe1
OaklandBeaumont Rehab and Continuing Care4
OaklandBellbrook - Rochester Hills10
OaklandBloomfield Orchard Villa10
OaklandCambridge North Healthcare Center9
OaklandCambridge South Healthcare Center14
OaklandCanterbury on the Lake20
OaklandCedarbrook of Bloomfield Hills1
OaklandEvergreen Health & Living Center34
OaklandHeartland Health Care Center - Oakland6
OaklandLahser Hills Care Centre24
OaklandLake Orion Nursing Center11
OaklandLourdes Rehabilitation and Healthcare3
OaklandMarvin & Betty Danto Family Health Care5
OaklandMedilodge of Farmington9
OaklandMedilodge of Rochester Hills16
OaklandMedilodge of Southfield22
OaklandMission Point of Holly1
OaklandNotting Hill of West Bloomfield17
OaklandOakridge Manor Nursing and Rehab Center4
OaklandPomeroy Living - Rochester Skilled21
OaklandSKLD - Bloomfield Hills45
OaklandSt. Anne's Mead Nursing Facility10
OaklandThe Lakeland Center13
OaklandThe Manor of Novi14
OaklandThe Villa at Green Lake Estates12
OaklandVilla at Silverbell Estate23
OaklandWellBridge of Clarkston10
OaklandWellBridge of Novi2
OaklandWest Bloomfield Nursing Center56
OaklandWoodward Hills Nursing Center29
OttawaThe Inn at Freedom Village1
Presque IsleMedilodge of Rogers City1
SaginawChesaning Nursing & Rehab Center8
SaginawGreat Lakes Rehab Center8
SaginawHoyt Nursing & Rehab. Centre2
SaginawSamaritas11
SaginawWellspring Lutheran Frankenmuth42
ShiawasseeDurand Senior Care and Rehab Center34
St. ClairMedilodge of Port Huron12
St. ClairMedilodge of St. Clair16
TuscolaMedilodge of Cass City4
TuscolaTuscola Count Medical Care Community5
WashtenawChelsea Retirement Community21
WashtenawHeartland HCC - Ann Arbor8
WashtenawRegency At Bluffs Park6
WashtenawThe Villa at Parkridge2
WayneAdvantage Living Center Harper Woods17
WayneAdvantage Living Center-Wayne18
WayneAerius Health Center12
WayneAmbassador Nursing and Rehab Ctr70
WayneAngela Hospice Care Center8
WayneApplewood Nursing Center, Inc.11
WayneBelle Fountain Nursing & Rehab Center1
WayneBoulevard Temple Retirement32
WayneCamelot Hall Convalescent Centre5
WayneFairlane Senior Care and Rehab Center54
WayneFour Chaplains Nursing Care Center2
WayneFour Seasons Nursing Center of Westland1
WayneHartford Nursing & Rehab Center22
WayneHeartland HCC - Grosse Pointe Woods9
WayneHeartland Health Care Center Allen Park21
WayneHeartland Health Care Center - Canton3
WayneHeartland Health Care Center - Dearborn29
WayneHeartland Health Care Center Livonia NE8
WayneHenry Ford Village, Inc.11
WayneHeritage Manor12
WayneHope Healthcare Center7
WayneImperial Healthcare Centre76
WayneMarycrest Manor4
WayneMedilodge of Taylor13
WayneOakpointe Senior Care and Rehab Center25
WayneOmni Continuing Care4
WayneRegency At Canton24
WayneRegency A Villa Center65
WayneRegency Heights Nursing Center Detroit7
WayneRiverview Health and Rehab Ctr35
WayneSKLD Livonia47
WayneSKLD Plymouth11
WayneSpecial Tree Neurocare Center3
WayneThe Bay at Elmwood Health and Rehab14
WayneThe Villa at Great Lakes Crossing25
WayneThe Villa at the Park14
WayneWestland Convalescent & Rehab Center60
WayneWest Oaks Senior Care and Rehab5

Southeast Michigan is at the heart of the most serious outbreaks.

In Wayne County alone, six nursing homes have more than 40 COVID-19 cases apiece, including Imperial Healthcare Centre in Dearborn Heights with 76 cases.

Statewide, 1 in 3 nursing homes — 141 of 476 —  had at least one case of coronavirus. Wayne County had 38 homes with one confirmed case, while there are 30 in Oakland County and 21 in Macomb County.

Wayne County nursing homes topped the state with 785 COVID-19 cases, followed by Oakland County with 455 cases and Macomb County with 345 cases.

“This is so concerning. COVID-19 in nursing homes is like pouring gasoline on a fire. These people are so vulnerable,” said Peter Gulick, an infectious disease specialist at Michigan State University.

The records were released after weeks of resistance from state and local officials, including the Detroit Health Department that said making records public might cause the facilities “undue stress”.

Bridge has reported on the issue for weeks, noting that at least 17 states had disclosed the names of nursing homes with known coronavirus infections and eight of those posted lists online.

Earlier this week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the state would reverse course, following criticism from advocates who had called the withholding of information a “travesty.”

Brian Lee, executive director of Families for Better Care, a Texas-based nonproift advocacy group, told Bridge this month that failing to release information was a “a disservice to residents and health care workers … who are out there wondering if there is an outbreak in a loved one’s home.” 

Friday’s release of data, however, does not include all the facilities that care for Michigan’s seniors. 

It doesn’t include, for instance, information on 292 licensed homes for the aged – homes requiring less medical care than nursing homes – and more than 4,200 licensed adult foster care homes that serve the disabled. Those facilities have a total bed capacity of about 57,000 residents. (In contrast, nursing homes care for about 40,000 seniors statewide.)

Next week, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is expected to release reporting on COVID-19 cases at long-term care facilities.

But even beyond the sheer scale of coronavirus nursing home spread revealed by this public reporting, cumulative state data also point to a rising COVID-19 toll on Michigan’s elderly.

On April 1, the median age of Michigan COVID-19 deaths was 72. By Thursday, according to state COVID-tracking, that median age had climbed to 76. Those  60 and older accounted for 86 percent of all 3,085 deaths, while those 80 and older accounted for 39 percent of all deaths.

Advocates for the elderly say these new disclosures highlight the need to funnel  public resources to long-term care facilities with multiple cases of COVID-19.

Sarah Slocum, co-director of the Program to Improve Eldercare at Altarum, an Ann Arbor-based nonprofit research and consulting firm, said that could include everything from protective gear such as masks and gowns to inspections of nursing homes with widespread outbreaks.

“That’s the value of this data, to direct additional resources that may not have been put in place yet. That’s the point of it all, to target resources.”

 

Union officials say workers at Michigan nursing homes are being asked to do their job without sufficient protective gear.

Andrea Acevedo, President of SEIU Healthcare Michigan, told ClickOnDetroit that workers are wearing masks for up to seven days when they should be discarded after one use.

Acevedo said SEIU officials have been delivering gloves and masks to employees at nursing homes. 

She said the union, which represents more than 5,000 nursing home workers, has donated 10,000 masks and 10,000 gloves to nursing homes.

The release of public information comes as news reports of nursing homes with multiple COVID-19 cases and deaths piled up in recent days:

  • On April 18, an official at Hillsdale Hospital in rural southern Michigan reported that a county nursing home had 42 cases of COVID-19 among staff and residents, accounting for seven nursing home deaths among 10 total coronavirus deaths in Hillsdale County.

  • A Genesee County nursing home reported 17 COVID-19 resident deaths on Saturday, with an additional 24 residents testing positive, seven of whom were hospitalized. Twenty-six employees tested positive.

  • That followed reports  that 21 residents had died of COVID-19 at two Wayne County nursing homes, with 46 other residents with confirmed cases of the coronavirus.

Earlier this month, Wayne County officials told the Detroit Free Press that nursing home residents accounted for 94 of the county's 272 confirmed COVID-19 deaths (a count that does not include Detroit) as of April 10.

In Detroit, Mayor Mike Duggan has said about a quarter of all residents in the city’s 26 nursing homes had tested positive for the coronavirus.

National reports reflect similar numbers. A New York state report found that nearly half of the state’s COVID-19 deaths in the western part of the state were among nursing home residents.

A New York Times analysis of U.S. COVID-19 deaths found that one-fifth were among nursing homes, with the actual number likely far higher because of incomplete reporting of coronavirus deaths by nursing homes.

Michigan’s move to public disclosure of nursing home COVID-19 cases follows an announcement by federal officials on Sunday that U.S. nursing homes will be required to inform residents, their families and representatives when residents or staff contract the illness.

It also follows an executive order Whitmer issued April 15 to protect residents and staff at long-term care facilities. Among other things, the order requires facilities to report confirmed cases of residents with COVID-19 to staff within 12 hours, and to the local health department and MDHHS within 24 hours.

As of Tuesday, MDHHS mandates that all long-term care facilities submit daily reports of COVID-19 cases and deaths to the department as well as their bed capacity and inventory of personal protective equipment.

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Mark
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 5:05pm

When the dust settles, the recent reports of the Review of Data across the country is showing that the Median Age of Death will be in the Mid 80s and the Average Age of Death nearing 80 years of age, and multiple underlying Health conditions. In New York, the Epicenter, shows 94% of Deaths were elderly and with multiple underlying conditions.

Was it worth shutting down the Economy vs Risk for the Average American? The Risk remains very low from dying of Coronavirus for a reasonably healthy person under 75 years of age. Shocking to many...but, read past the Headlines or the Numbers the Governor gives out.

Shocked
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 7:46am

YES, Mark, what selfish jerk you are!

The world is made of nice people and jerks. Mark falls in the latter group.

Ed of GB
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 9:13am

Yep, the state leaders knew from the beginning that the old were in danger. So they leave them unprotected, stop the people that could work from keeping their livelihood and tank the economy. The governors should be held accountable for the economic disaster they have created.

Move over Hoover
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 2:12pm

We all knew Trump wasn't up to the job of president, but we were told not to believe what he says. He bankrupted every business he ever touched and now he bankrupted America. He's an even bigger failure than the clueless and incompetent Hoover! What a legacy!

Sally
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 9:30am

I'm going to guess Mark is around 18 years old lacking close relationships with anyone over 60 years old. Maybe we can do an analysis of Michigan residents, giving priority to those with the most conspicuous consumption.

Praying
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 4:14pm

You're probably mostly right. I'd guess Mark has trouble forming close relationships with people of any age. God loves you, Mark. Just be nice to others and good will come to you.

TJH
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 10:29am

Yes, we paid a grat price to protect some of our older citizens and those who were most vulnerable. Should we have refused to make such a great sacrifice for them? We spend a great deal to support and educate children with disabilities. Is that really a good idea? We require that buildings have expensive features to make them accessible to people with physical disabilities. Is that money well spent? Maybe it would be a better idea to let those among us who are old and weak and disabled to meet their fate without any intervention or assistance on our part. Other societies have taken that approach and have failed, but maybe it would work for us. Maybe the wealth we could amass would make us happier. Maybe it would help us forget that those we sacrifice to make our lives easier are our parents and children and siblings and neighbors.

Anonymous
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 11:18am

We paid "a grat price" and got nothing in return. The shut-down order killed the economy, increased suicides, lowered cancer screenings, increased unemployment, destroyed life savings, reduced preventive medicine, and increased alcohol abuse. And what did Michigan get for this? 1/3 of our most vulnerable population is in harm's way. We paid a massive price for a steaming pile of crap results. Those responsible for these policy failures deserve to pay- nursing homes are a heavily regulated industry with lots of oversight.

But I get it- this isn't a national issue you can blame on Trump, so you're going to work hard to defend the Governor. We get it- you're an unthinking Democrat.

Tired of same lies
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 2:08pm

Anonymous, you are just a sad lonely complainer who finds comfort with other sad lonely complainers with nothing better to do than meet at protests. In other words, you are all sad useless losers. That's why you attack people with special needs because they remind you that with whatever challenges they face, they are way better than you.

Pro Life
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 5:59pm

"Nothing in return"? Well while way too many lives have been lost, many thousands of lives have been saved.

Bill Rolf
Tue, 04/28/2020 - 10:08pm

You keep repeating "many thousands of lives have been saved", but there is no evidence of that and no logical way that will be the case. The shelter-in-place does not prevent the spread of the virus long term, it only delays it. The same number of people will die, just be spread out. That's why the shelter-in-place was to flatten the curve. There are measures that can be taken to prevent the most vulnerable populations, but this misdirected effort at shutting down the economy is distracting from that and inflicting massive damage across the board, leaving our vulnerable populations dying at high rates.

What we do know beyond a shadow of a doubt is that the shut down is costing lives, not saving them. As unemployment goes up, so do suicides, alcohol abuse, and drug abuses. The major newspapers are all reporting this is already happening right now. And the Governor's orders have caused cancer screenings to stop, preventive medicine to stop, and vaccinations of children to stop- all of the major newspapers have reported these too. The deaths caused by the shut down will end up being double or triple whatever the final death tool for COVID is.

Pride and partisanship are dangerous- I know you think you are 'saving lives' by supporting the Governor, but you're doing the opposite.

Bernadette
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 3:05pm

Mark,

Your response is immature, irrational and insensitive. You have no idea of who would have died if the shutdown had not happened. First of all the cases would have gone way up immediately. This would have sent more people to the hospital and led to an even more serious strain on the healthcare system. Now let's just say you or a family member just happens to need emergency care (heart attack, car accident, etc) and all hospitals were closed to emergencies and you could not get care and died. Your simple solution may have backfired on you personally, then what would you think?

Maria Gershanwin
Wed, 04/29/2020 - 5:47pm

Bernadette, you have no way of knowing how many people the shutdown saved. You are suggesting that without the stay home orders that our hospitals would have been overwhelmed- the whole flatten the curve argument. Okay... that was like a month ago though. Hospitals are empty and are laying off staff and going bankrupt. So, the curve was flattened, and now we open up. Except your argument is going to change now, isn't it?

Progresssive Change
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 7:49am

We need to work on solutions to these difficult societal problems and remember all lives matter. Same goes for the climate crisis. We can't wait until it's too late again and again.

John
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 9:22am

Where is Detroit City data?

Duh
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 2:13pm

Under Wayne county.

Anonymous
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 11:14am

MASSIVE FAILURE. Protecting healthy people from the virus is dumb- if they catch it and develop antibodies, they they create a barrier to it's spread. But protecting vulnerable populations is the MOST IMPORTANT objective, and this state has FAILED. Miserably, absolutely, totally failed. In a heavily regulated industry that is supposed to have oversight.

Maybe instead of scolding protesters and going on national TV, Halfwhit could have spent more time on this issue.

Told you so
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 2:15pm

Maybe those nursing home workers go to church on the weekends and protests. Stupid is as stupid does.

To anonymous
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 4:34pm

If you would have stayed home, these vulnerable people would not have died. Shame on you.

Stop Protesting
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 6:01pm

Protesters caused the virus to spread, including nursing homes.

10x25mm
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 11:56am

Assisted living centers would seem to present the very same issues as nursing homes. Presumably they are next up for scrutiny?

Both should have been ruthlessly ring fenced at the outset.

Testing, anyone...
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 2:17pm

People who work there don't live there. But yeah get the barbed wire and build a wall. That will stop a virus.

Sandy
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 2:48pm

Right, where are the assisted living places? I had assumed all "Homes for the Aged" would appear on the list. The distinction between assisted living and nursing home is blurred with the former having home health aides coming in and providing additional assistance.

Anonymous
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 12:35pm

The Director of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is a career bureaucrat with no prior experience in the medical field (but with lots of Democratic friends). His name is Robert Gordon. You can contact him through this address- BowdenA1@michigan.gov

The head of the Aging & Adult Services is named Alexis Travis. She seems like a nice lady with a solid background, but may be able to answer some questions. You can contact her at travisa1@michigan.gov

The head of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs is named Orlene Hawks. She is married to the owner of one of Lansing's biggest lobbying firms who formerly worked as a Democratic policy advisor, and her appointment sparked some controversy. Here is the best contact information I found- https://notetolara.apps.lara.state.mi.us/

The head of the Community and Health Systems is a long-time liberal and Democratic activist named Larry Horvath. His contact information is BCHS-Help@michigan.gov

Maybe instead of nominating people based on partisanship and connections to important donors, candidates should have been chosen based on on their qualifications and experience? Then maybe less people would have died.

Got it
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 2:23pm

If that doesn't work call ANYONE who works for Trump besides Fauci and Birx. Start with Jared Kushner his son-in-law whose only experience is nepotism and a bankrupt property in New York, the 666 Building. How ironic! He solves EVERYTHING. Otherwise call Ivanka, Pence, DeVos, Carson, etc. they're all stable geniuses, but start with Trump himself who has really original ideas about injecting people with disinfectant or maybe he's sarcastic. IDK Just trust him, what do you have to lose? LOL

Rick Raisen
Mon, 04/27/2020 - 10:06pm

I don't think any of those people have any oversight ability over nursing homes at the state level. On the other hand, everyone who was listed above is responsible for the oversight and inspections and data on nursing homes. I don't know why you are laughing when you post- is it really funny that our most vulnerable are dying?

To Rabbit Raisens
Tue, 04/28/2020 - 9:14am

Unfortunately all those people enable Trump to tweet LIBERATE MICHIGAN, instead of just supporting our elected governors efforts, like they should

Phil
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 8:14pm

It’s been widely reported that the New York health department forced facilities to re-admit residents who had tested positive for the Wuhan virus, likely leading to many unnecessary deaths. Presumably this was due to concerns about the potential for overcrowded hospitals, which ultimately didn’t occur. I heard, but do not know firsthand, that this was happening in Michigan. If so, it’s nearly criminal negligence on the part of health officials and the fools who pushed these deeply flawed models that so dramatically overestimated hospitalization rates.

Flawless
Tue, 04/28/2020 - 9:17am

The governor had/has no way to predict compliance of the stay at home orders on the part of crazy people like you, but evidently you surprised all of us with behavior better than we expected. Even now, that remains questionable. After all, you are the same people who defend Trump when he advocates for bleach/disinfectant injections.

R.L.
Sun, 04/26/2020 - 6:07am

Some of the comments almost sound like the death panels discussed a few years back. Euthanasia . . When should people be able to choose their time to die. Wow that is really scary. We have many, many social issues ahead of us. The worst I fear is yet to come. Love to hear from you.Peace R.L.

Viola
Sun, 04/26/2020 - 7:23am

A few thoughts:
1. The first coronavirus victim to die in USA was 57.
2. The workers taking care of our elderly in nursing homes are young and healthy, as are the people visiting. They brought the disease to our elderly.
3. The nursing home list does not include dead nor recovered patients. It does not include workers who are out with the virus. I know a nurse working at a nursing home (now out ill). The list shows 24 patients with the virus. It does not include the recovered victims. It does not include the 7 who have died. It does not include the 23 workers out with coronavirus.
4. Young, healthy people with little to no symptoms are suffering massive strokes. The brain clots mostly attack the speech and language centers. Most will never talk or walk again. Many died in their homes.
Last: I wonder what the world would be like filled only with people like Mark. Craven, selfish and vicious. Oh, I think I know! "IDIOCRACY"

jbriggs926@gmail.com
Sun, 04/26/2020 - 12:27pm

The reluctance by the state government to release these data is incomprehensible, other than to deflect criticism from incompetence in testing and reporting.
Michigan, sadly, has joined the trend toward backwardness that has made the U.S. much less than it was.
Whitmer as V.P.?

No to GOP
Tue, 04/28/2020 - 9:21am

You only care because you are looking to fault her. You don't care about people or any of the relevant facts mentioned above by Viola.