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Assisted living facility may lose license after woman dies

Nov. 27, 2021 17:35 PM EST

LAUDERHILL, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration has begun a process to revoke a South Florida assisted living home's license after a 69-year-old woman who went missing ended up dead in a car in the parking lot. Yvanne Moise left Victoria's...

Academy helps meet 'overwhelming' demand for caregivers

Nov. 27, 2021 09:07 AM EST

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — From the outside, the event looked like an open house and community appreciation, a celebration of the Career Nursing Academy moving to a much larger space in a Locust Grove shopping center. But inside, the goings-on at the Orange County...

Data shows rise in COVID deaths in Connecticut nursing homes

Nov. 26, 2021 18:18 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A dozen nursing home residents died from COVID-19 in Connecticut over a recent two week period, which is the largest number since mid-August, new data released Friday showed. There were 125 positive cases of COVID-19 among residents between Nov....

Jets' Duvernay-Tardif playing again after fighting pandemic

Nov. 25, 2021 14:01 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Laurent Duvernay-Tardif was far from a football field at this time last year, when shoulder pads and playbooks gave way to scrubs and medical charts. The big New York Jets offensive lineman with a doctorate in medicine was on the front lines...

Minnesota lawmakers report progress toward special session

Nov. 23, 2021 13:29 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The top Republican in the Minnesota Senate said Tuesday he's willing to postpone a debate over the confirmation of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm and other top advisers of Gov. Tim Walz in order to help break the stalemate over a special session on bonuses for...

Connecticut to hold COVID booster clinics for nursing homes

Nov. 22, 2021 19:05 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is ramping up efforts to get older residents vaccinated with a COVID-19 booster shot by bringing special clinics to nursing homes, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Monday. The move comes as the state has seen its highest infection rates since early September. ...

Carnival worker fires shot, hits 91-year-old Florida woman

Nov. 19, 2021 09:34 AM EST

MARGATE, Fla. (AP) — A carnival worker shot fired a gun into the air during an argument with a co-worker and the bullet went through the window of a nearby assisted living facility and struck a 91-year-old woman, police said. Authorities said the bullet traveled some...

Troubled nursing homes often remain open, records show

Nov. 13, 2021 14:15 PM EST

NORMANDY, Mo. (AP) — Over the past 10 years, inspectors have cited a St. Louis County nursing home for scores of problems, ranging from failure to swiftly report alleged abuse to lack of heat in the facility during a cold snap in April. After a string of deficiencies...

Nursing homes can now lift most COVID restrictions on visits

Nov. 12, 2021 19:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government on Friday directed nursing homes to open their doors wide to visitors, easing many remaining pandemic restrictions while urging residents, families and facility staff to keep their guard up against outbreaks. The new guidance from the...

Missouri to let nursing homes close due to vaccine mandate

Nov. 12, 2021 18:05 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri health department is giving nursing homes a legal pathway to temporarily shut down if they face staffing shortages because of a new mandate from President Joe Biden's administration for health care workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. ...