UPTOWN — New state data shows a number of Far North Side senior living centers have confirmed coronavirus cases, including a number of deaths.
The data was released Monday by the Illinois Department of Public Health after Gov. JB Pritzker acknowledged the disproportionate impact coronavirus is having on nursing homes. At least 25 people in at nursing homes in West Ridge, Uptown, Edgewater and Rogers Park have died.
“These private facilities are home to some of our most vulnerable Illinoisans, and we expect owners and managers responsible for their care to take every action at their disposal to keep them safe,” Pritzker said.
One of the most serious senior living center outbreaks is happening in West Ridge, where Elevate Care Chicago North has seen at least 13 deaths due to the coronavirus. At another nursing home in West Ridge, Astoria Place, 12 people have tested positive for coronavirus and two people have died.
There are at least six other Far North Side senior living centers with confirmed coronavirus cases, according to the state.
Carlton At The Lake, 725 W. Montrose Ave., has at least 20 confirmed cases of coronavirus, with at least three deaths. Carlton is a nursing home specializing in short-term rehabilitation to long-term skilled nursing care, according to its website.
Uptown Health Center, a facility helping people transition from hospital to home, has 11 confirmed coronavirus cases and two COVID-19 related deaths, according to the state. It is located at 4920 N. Kenmore Ave.
Alden Lakeland, the transitional and post-acute treatment center for seniors, has three confirmed cases of coronavirus and one death, according to the state. The facility is at 820 W. Lawrence Ave.
Sheridan Village Nursing and Rehab Center, 5838 N. Sheridan Rd., has three confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one death.
Admiral at the Lake, a retirement community at 929 W. Foster Ave., has seen two confirmed cases of coronavirus and one death.
Birchwood Plaza Nursing Home, 1426 W. Birchwood Ave., has seen seven confirmed cases of coronavirus and two COVID-19-related deaths, according to the state.
Representatives for the nursing homes could not be reached.
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