Latest Nursing homes News

Consumers get online tool to check nursing home vaccine data

Sep. 21, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Families and patients have a new online tool to compare COVID-19 vaccination rates among nursing homes, Medicare announced Tuesday, addressing complaints from consumer groups and lawmakers that the critical data had been too difficult to find. The...

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. ...

Mid-Michigan city clears way to house teens from US border

Sep. 15, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

ALMA, Mich. (AP) — Officials in a mid-Michigan city granted a request to house migrant boys in a former nursing home, rejecting the recommendation of the planning commission and upsetting opponents who had criticized the proposal during tense summer meetings. The Alma...

Police: Man in 80s fatally shot nursing home resident, self

Sep. 11, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A man in his 80s is believed to have fatally shot an elderly woman inside a nursing home Saturday before killing himself, a Rochester police official said. Capt. Frank Umbrino described the woman as the man’s lifelong partner and in declining...

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...

Maryland OKs boosters for 65 and older in congregate care

Sep. 08, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland is authorizing COVID-19 booster shots for all residents 65 and older who live in congregate care settings, Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday. Residents in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, residential drug treatment centers and...

After Ida-related deaths of evacuated seniors, Louisiana officials say they'll revoke licenses of 7 nursing homes

Sep. 07, 2021 16:44 PM EDT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After Ida-related deaths of evacuated seniors, Louisiana officials say they'll revoke licenses of 7 nursing homes.

Maryland nursing homes see another rise in coronavirus cases

Sep. 06, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Nursing homes in Maryland are seeing another rise in coronavirus cases — and that means that facilities are having to suspend visits from loved ones. The Washington Post reported Sunday that the halt to visitations has led to a new wave of...

Maine nursing home to close; Vermont courts extend protocols

Sep. 05, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

A Maine nursing home on Deer Isle will close at the end of October, citing both the coronavirus pandemic and the recent struggle to find qualified workers. At one point, Island Nursing Home dealt with a COVID-19 outbreak that lasted about six weeks and resulted in 100...

Lamont order will give nursing homes temporary staffing help

Sep. 04, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut nursing homes will once again be allowed to hire temporary nursing aides as they deal with staffing shortages during the pandemic. Gov. Ned Lamont on Friday signed an executive order that revives the state's nurses aides program that...