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Biden's ambitious expansion of long-term care sparks debate

Apr. 09, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is proposing a major expansion of the government’s role in long-term care, but questions are being raised over his using the low-income Medicaid program and piggybacking the whole idea on an infrastructure bill. The White House...

Arizona governor signs COVID-19 liability shield

Apr. 05, 2021 20:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday signed legislation giving businesses, nursing homes and others a broad shield from lawsuits related to COVID-19, making Arizona the latest state to limit liability after the pandemic. Republican lawmakers approved the...

Connecticut looking into booster shots for older residents

Apr. 05, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

Connecticut officials are looking into the possibility of having to eventually administer booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccines in nursing homes, while also vaccinating new residents and staff who are coming into the facilities without having had a shot, Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday. ...

Nursing homes fight isolation in lockdown with furry robots

Apr. 04, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

EAST JORDAN, Mich. (AP) — Mary Ecker is one of about 100 elders who live at Grandvue Medical Care Facility, a county-owned nursing home a few blocks from the south arm of Lake Charlevoix. Outgoing and naturally optimistic, Ecker has lived at Grandvue for 16 years....

Why Tennessee seniors are still dying from COVID-19

Apr. 04, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennesseans who are dying of COVID-19 right now, records show, are the same group that was dying throughout the pandemic: Adults age 60 and older. Over the past two months, more than 2,600 Tennesseans aged 60 and older have died from...

Georgia lawmakers ink final deal on $27.3B state budget

Apr. 01, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers have agreed to a 2022 budget that restores some money to K-12 education, increases some mental health funding, and pays nursing home operators more. The budget passed the Senate 52-0 and then passed the House 148-21 on Wednesday, the...

Lawmakers OK Arizona business pandemic liability shield

Mar. 30, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate voted Tuesday to give businesses, nursing homes and others a broad shield from lawsuits related to COVID-19, joining the House in approving the measure and sending it to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey for his expected signature. Senate...

Pandemic liability shield for Arizona businesses advances

Mar. 29, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona House voted Monday to give businesses, nursing homes and others a broad shield from lawsuits related to COVID-19. Republicans approved the measure in a 31-29 party-line vote, saying businesses struggled during the pandemic and shouldn't have...

Hands touch: Italy's nursing homes emerge from COVID tunnel

Mar. 26, 2021 03:34 AM EDT

ALZANO LOMBARDO, Italy (AP) — Their last hug was through plastic. Palmiro “Mario” Tami knew this was the day he was getting his second coronavirus vaccine shot. But with the northern Italian region of Lombardy again under lockdown, he did not know it would be...

New Mexico relaxing rules on nursing home visits in pandemic

Mar. 25, 2021 03:46 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is preparing to relax restrictions on visits to nursing homes and assisted living facilities as the spread of COVID-19 wanes and more people get vaccinated. Aging and Long Term Services Secretary Katrina Hotrum-Lopez announced the new...