Category Archives: Dept. of Human Services (DHS)

Oregon child abuse reports drop dramatically after schools shut statewide

State workers trained to screen reports of child abuse are getting hundreds of fewer calls about concerns of child abuse and neglect. Calls to Oregon’s child abuse hotline have plummeted since schools closed statewide, leaving child welfare officials worried abuse and neglect may be left unreported. Source: Oregon child abuse reports drop dramatically after schools […]
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Oregon DHS notifies public of data breach

The Oregon Department of Human Services announced Friday that it uncovered a “phishing” incident on March 6 that affected one staff member’s e-mail. “The Department of Human Services takes the privacy and confidentiality of employee and client information seriously,” the agency said. “Established information technology security processes enabled the agency to detect and contain the […]
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Coronavirus Poses Threat To Oregon Residential Care Facilities

Nearly three-dozen Oregon long-term care facilities and nursing homes have suspected coronavirus cases among patients or staff, health officials acknowledged this week, as the state moves to clamp down on visitors there to prevent the spread of the virus. The state has tested people in 34 residential care centers who have shown symptoms, Oregon Department […]
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Wallowa County coronavirus statement

In response to the inquiries about the county’s stance on the coronavirus, as a commissioner I applaud the quick response and sacrifices that many local organizations have made to contain Source: Wallowa County coronavirus statement | | wallowa.com

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Restricts Visitors At All Nursing and Residential Care Facilities

Gov. Kate Brown announced on Tuesday she is restricting visitors at all nursing and residential care facilities, adult foster homes and group homes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in her latest efforts to stem the spread of coronavirus. Source: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Restricts Visitors At All Nursing and Residential Care Facilities . […]
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 COVID-19: No visitors at care facilities unless resident is dying

DHS: ‘We know that these restrictions are a hardship… but they are essential to mitigate the spread of disease.’ Source: Pamplin Media Group – COVID-19: No visitors at care facilities unless resident is dying

Senior care homes take huge precautions against COVID-19

Salem-Keizer assisted living, residential and memory care facilities are following state guidelines and screening all visitors to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among the community’s most vulnerable population. At Bonaventure of Salem, that includes a health questionnaire and temperature check. Source: Senior care homes take huge precautions against COVID-19

State Requires Long-Term Care Facilities To Limit Visitors To Prevent Deadly Coronavirus Outbreak

Oregon health and human services officials have imposed mandatory restrictions on residential care facilities, telling them to limit visitors and restrict social activities to try to prevent a fatal coronavirus outbreak like the one in Washington state. Source: State Requires Long-Term Care Facilities To Limit Visitors To Prevent Deadly Coronavirus Outbreak | The Lund Report

DHS staff to visit care facilities statewide reinforcing illness prevention

The Oregon Department of Human Services has designated a licensing oversight team assigned to launch illness-prevention reviews at all nursing, assisted living and residential care communities statewide, including those providing memory care, beginning yesterday. The specialized reviews will focus on pandemic response plans and infection control procedures, according to a news release from DHS. Source: […]
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Oregon nursing homes, regulators hope to avert Kirkland-style coronavirus disaster

The state has limited visitors and launched an ambitious review of conditions and infectious disease precautions at all of the 670 licensed care facilities in hopes of preventing a COVID-19 breakout. Source: Oregon nursing homes, regulators hope to avert Kirkland-style coronavirus disaster