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Bill allows nursing homes to consider flu shots in hiring

May. 03, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The state Senate has unanimously passed a measure that allows nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Delaware to fire employees who do not get flu shots. The legislation approved Tuesday eliminates language in the existing law that states that employment...

Panel: Facility discriminated against transgender woman

Mar. 14, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's human rights panel has ruled in favor of a transgender woman who complained that she was discriminated against when she was denied a room by an assisted living facility. The Maine Human Rights Commission voted 3-2 on Monday that there were reasonable...

Assisted living facility worker charged after woman's death

Mar. 13, 2022 10:08 AM EDT

BONDURANT, Iowa (AP) — An employee of an Iowa assisted living facility is now facing charges related to the Jan. 21 death of a 77-year-old resident. KCCI-TV reports that 30-year-old Catherine Forkpa of Ankeny has been charged with dependent adult abuse and intentional reckless...

Coroner: Man who died at care center had severe pneumonia

Feb. 23, 2022 11:16 AM EST

CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — A resident who died at a South Carolina assisted living center now under investigation by the state had “severe pneumonia” and abscesses had formed in both of his lungs, a coroner said Wednesday. State inspectors found that Twilite Manor in Cayce was...