Latest Nursing homes News

Deadline to close nursing home extended by 2 months

Aug. 15, 2022 20:33 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The deadline to close a nursing home administered by the city of San Francisco has been extended by two months and patients will no longer be transferred or discharged as part of a federally-mandated closure plan, local, state and federal officials said Monday in a joint...

Widow of man who died at WI vet's home sues state, others

Aug. 15, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

UNION GROVE, Wis. (AP) — The widow if a man who died at a Wisconsin veterans nursing home is suing the state as well as some of the facility's employees who she said failed to properly care for her husband. Luane Krall, in her lawsuit, said staff failed to ensure her husband,...

Disabled therapy dog inspiring people at Alabama hospice

Aug. 07, 2022 01:14 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Despite his physical disability, Turbo, a pet therapy dog for a hospice facility in north Alabama, is inspiring people and showing them they can overcome any problem they may face just like he has. Turbo, a 50-pound, 1-year-old chocolate lab, was born with a...

San Francisco sues feds over forced nursing home closure

Aug. 04, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials said Thursday they have filed a lawsuit against the federal government over its decision to cut funding to a nursing home run by the city and the tight deadline it set to move all patients out of the facility that state and federal officials deemed was...

Nursing home to stop discharging patients after deaths

Jul. 29, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A nursing home run by the city of San Francisco will stop discharging patients as part of a federally-mandated closure plan after at least four patients died within days or weeks of being moved from Laguna Honda Hospital, officials said. In April, the federal...

Judge: NC voters with disabilities can choose who help them

Jul. 12, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked North Carolina laws that greatly restrict who can help people with disabilities request absentee ballots, fill them out and return them. A disabled person needing help to vote by mail can now seek assistance from anyone they choose,...

Wolf, nursing homes come to agreement to boost staff

Jul. 11, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Nursing home trade associations in Pennsylvania said Monday they have agreed to boost staffing levels as part of a deal with Gov. Tom Wolf to increase aid to an industry struggling with high turnover. With Pennsylvania awash in surplus tax collections, Wolf...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jun. 30, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Auburn Citizen. June 29, 2022. Editorial: Don’t rush legislation at NY special session Gov. Kathy Hochul has called for a special session of the state Legislature on Thursday aimed at addressing the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that invalidated the state’s...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jun. 30, 2022 00:23 AM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. June 28, 2022. Editorial: Nursing home crisis demands state action Three-quarters of homes in Pennsylvania at-risk of closing Owing to staff shortages, 75% of nursing homes in Pennsylvania are at-risk of closing — and half are...

Norway joins neighbors, offers extra booster shot to elderly

Jun. 29, 2022 09:10 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway on Wednesday joined fellow Scandinavian countries in offering a second booster shot of COVID-19 vaccine to some of its population, to be available from July 1 to people aged 75 and over, because of a rise in infections. “There is a need to...