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Help extended for hospitals, nursing homes hit hard by COVID

Jan. 21, 2022 18:04 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly signed a bill Friday extending executive orders that help address crippling shortages of medical personnel and nursing home workers. One order allows hospital staff to perform a broader range of duties. The other makes licensing of...

Feds: Nursing home operator failed to pay $29.5M in taxes

Jan. 21, 2022 13:09 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The operator of a failed multi-state nursing home chain failed to pay $29.5 million in payroll and unemployment taxes for his employees at 95 facilities he operated in 11 states, federal prosecutors said. Authorities on Thursday arrested Joseph Schwartz, 62, of...

New York couple accused of Nebraska nursing homes fraud

Jan. 20, 2022 18:31 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A couple from Brooklyn, New York, is facing a lawsuit accusing them of committing Medicaid fraud involving several nursing homes that Nebraska $59.6 million. A lawsuit filed by the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office accuses Joseph and Rosie Schwartz, and...

Michigan nursing homes ordered to offer on-site booster shot

Jan. 20, 2022 18:02 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's health director on Thursday ordered nursing homes to offer on-site booster shots to residents who are not up to date on the COVID-19 vaccine in a state that lags others in vaccinating people in long-term care facilities. The facilities must comply...

Lamont: Nursing home visitors must be vaccinated or tested

Jan. 19, 2022 18:25 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Beginning Saturday, visitors to nursing homes in Connecticut must show proof they've been vaccinated for COVID-19 or they've recently tested negative in order to enter the long-term care facilities. Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont signed an executive order...

NJ requires shot for health care workers, ending test option

Jan. 19, 2022 17:06 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey will require health care workers and employees in nursing homes and prisons to get fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, dropping an option to either get the shot or be tested, Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday. Murphy announced the new...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jan. 19, 2022 15:26 PM EST

Kenosha News. January 18, 2022. Editorial: Use more federal money to aid health care workers Give credit where credit is due and one person deserving a tip of the hat is state Sen. Devin LeMahieu, R-Oostburg. The state Senate majority leader has suggested that Gov....

Police: 2 dead at short-staffed NC long-term care facility

Jan. 19, 2022 11:46 AM EST

THOMASVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Two patients were found dead at a short-staffed North Carolina long-term care facility amid last weekend's winter storm after residents requested a welfare check, according to a police report released Tuesday. The Thomasville police report said two more...

2 dead in murder-suicide at Arizona assisted living facility

Jan. 16, 2022 15:46 PM EST

SUN CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Two residents at an assisted living facility in Sun City are dead after an apparent murder-suicide Sunday, authorities said. Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials said deputies were called out to the facility around 9:30 a.m. after getting reports of shots...

Michigan auditors report 2,400 more long-term care deaths

Jan. 14, 2022 17:28 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan auditors found nearly 2,400 additional COVID-19 deaths linked to long-term care facilities over an 18-month period, both at places that report coronavirus deaths to the state and homes that do not. The figure was disclosed in a review that was...