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Report: 89% of Conn. long-term care workers fully vaccinated

Oct. 15, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Data released Friday show 89% of the more than 61,000 long-term care workers in Connecticut required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 under Gov. Ned Lamont's executive order were fully vaccinated as of Oct. 8. The Department of Public Health said 7%...

Walz to deploy National Guard to help ease COVID-19 surge

Oct. 15, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

ROBBINSDALE, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz said Friday he'll use the Minnesota National Guard to help alleviate staffing shortages at care facilities that are struggling to cope with the surge in COVID-19 cases among unvaccinated Minnesotans. “These folks need respite...

Minnesota long-term care facilities have 23,000 job openings

Oct. 09, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — While much has been made about the stress that COVID-19 has placed on Minnesota hospitals, the state's long-term care industry says it is facing its worst-ever workforce shortage. Leaders from senior living organizations throughout the state say...

Nursing home owner appeals 7 license revocations after Ida

Oct. 08, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Conditions deteriorated at a warehouse housing evacuated nursing home patients, five of whose deaths were linked to Hurricane Ida, because widespread and unexpected storm damage interrupted essential services, the nursing homes' owner says. Days after...

Another NC health care visitation measure headed to governor

Oct. 06, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hospitals, nursing homes and adult care and hospice care facilities in North Carolina would be required to allow patient visits in a measure given final legislative approval on Wednesday. The bill is the result of constituent complaints last year...

Nursing home cited after dementia patient found with maggots

Oct. 02, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina agency has cited a nursing home after live maggots were found in the wound of a dementia patient. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services cited University Place Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Charlotte on...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 29, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

Advance Media New York. September 28, 2021. Editorial: Rep. Sherwood Boehlert: a legislator with big ideas and a bigger heart The death of former Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, R-Utica, last week at age 84 is an occasion to celebrate the spirit of centrism,...

Ex-nursing home manager sentenced for stealing $500K

Sep. 29, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — The former business manager of a Lawrence nursing home pleaded guilty to stealing $535,000 from the home and was sentenced to a year and a half in prison. Sherry Verdick, 45, of Methuen, appeared in a Salem Superior Court on Tuesday, where she was...

Facing deadline, more NY healthcare workers vaccinate

Sep. 28, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Thousands of healthcare workers in New York faced with either getting the COVID-19 vaccine or losing their jobs received at least one dose as the statewide mandate neared, according to state figures released Tuesday. More than 650,000 workers at...

Hospitals fear staffing shortages as vaccine deadlines loom

Sep. 27, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

Hospitals and nursing homes around the U.S. are bracing for worsening staff shortages as state deadlines arrive for health care workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19. With ultimatums taking effect this week in states like New York, California, Rhode Island and...