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NY preps for staff shortage with health care vaccine mandate

Sep. 25, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Kathy Hochul said Saturday she is prepared to call in medically trained National Guard members, retirees and workers outside New York to address potential staffing shortages caused by an approaching vaccine mandate for health care workers. If...

The Latest: Washington state to give Pfizer boosters to some

Sep. 24, 2021 23:52 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Washington state Department of Health says it will immediately start offering booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to certain people after recommendations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other groups. State health...

3 charged in death of 86-year-old woman left outside in heat

Sep. 22, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Three assisted living facility workers are being prosecuted in the death of an 86-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease who authorities alleged was left outside in sweltering weather for six hours, officials said. Jamie Johnston, 30, Jenny Logan, 50, and...

High staff vaccination rates helps nursing homes beat COVID

Sep. 18, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nursing homes in Missouri with the vast majority of staff vaccinated tend to have strikingly lower rates of COVID-19 cases among residents, according to federal records, a trend that may offer broader lessons about the virus and how it can be slowed. ...

Ex-owner of assisted living facility pleads guilty to fraud

Sep. 15, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The former owner of a Richmond assisted living facility pleaded guilty Wednesday to health care fraud after spending more than $800,000 meant for residents’ care on travel, gambling expenses and personal debts, federal prosecutors said. Mable...

Analysis: Ida prompts new look at nursing home storm plans

Sep. 12, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Among the many tragic stories in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida are the deaths of seven Louisiana nursing home residents who were evacuated to a warehouse where health inspectors say conditions quickly became unsafe once the storm struck. The...

Parents against 'prison-like' facility for autistic clients

Sep. 12, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Parents of adults with severe autism and other disabilities say New York officials are threatening to revoke funding for their children's long-term care at out-of-state care centers unless they agree to send their children to a secure, in-state facility. ...

Indianapolis elder abuse victims have resource to turn to

Sep. 12, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Adult protective services workers often face a conundrum: Although they fear it will not be safe for elderly victims of abuse to remain in their homes, there’s no other safe place for them to go. Now in Indianapolis, these seniors who cannot remain...

Woman accused with abuse in Racine County

Sep. 09, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A woman accused of filming herself abusing a person in her care at a Racine County assisted living facility and distributing the video pleaded not guilty Thursday to 16 felony counts. Aymee Matson, 25, is charged with five counts of false...

State health council approves expanded vaccine requirement

Sep. 08, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Public Health Council on Wednesday approved a plan to require coronavirus vaccination for all employees at rest homes, assisted living residences and hospice programs, along with workers who provide in-home direct care services. The...