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Lyon County Nursing Home Reports Second Coronavirus Death

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River’s Bend Retirement Community in Lyon County reports a second resident has died after  contracting COVID-19. 

RBRC Administrator Stacey Bullock said the 86-year-old woman was transported to Lourdes Hospital in Paducah for treatment on April 11 and died April 20. 

 

“Our residents are family to us,” Bullock wrote in a statement released to the media. “We ask for your prayers for the friends and family of those we have lost and for the health and wellbeing of our residents and staff as they battle this disease.”

 

Bullock said she and her staff continue to work with Lyon County Judge-Executive Wade White, local, regional and state health departments, emergency services and local hospitals in an effort to provide appropriate care for the residents. She said the facility has also taken a number of measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.

 

“Extensive testing in our assisted living facility of our staff and symptomatic residents earlier this month, along with strict adherence to recommendations by the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and our local health department have helped stop the spread of COVID-19 at River’s Bend,” she said. “All of our residents have been isolated in their rooms to limit infections, and our staff has been trained in proper disinfecting and handwashing practices. The skilled nursing side of the facility is completely closed off to the assisted living side as an additional precaution.”

 

The River’s Bend facility in Kuttawa revealed is first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in early April. Since that time and with the commonwealth watching, facility administration has worked to keep the community informed regarding the well being of its residents, and their needs. The facility, like others in Kentucky, currently has nursing students serving on a voluntary basis to help fill the gaps in care.

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