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2 dead in murder-suicide at Arizona assisted living facility

Jan. 16, 2022 15:46 PM EST

SUN CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Two residents at an assisted living facility in Sun City are dead after an apparent murder-suicide Sunday, authorities said. Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials said deputies were called out to the facility around 9:30 a.m. after getting reports of shots...

Michigan auditors report 2,400 more long-term care deaths

Jan. 14, 2022 17:28 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan auditors found nearly 2,400 additional COVID-19 deaths linked to long-term care facilities over an 18-month period, both at places that report coronavirus deaths to the state and homes that do not. The figure was disclosed in a review that was...

State disputes report showing 42% more long-term care deaths

Jan. 13, 2022 18:37 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration disputed the methodology and conclusions in a pending report that is expected to say there were thousands more coronavirus-related deaths tied to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities in Michigan than reported by the state...

Rhode Island tightens up nursing home visitation rules

Jan. 10, 2022 16:23 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Visitors to nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Rhode Island are now required to either be vaccinated or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test before being granted entry, Gov. Daniel McKee announced Monday. The rule, which goes into effect...

Guard members embrace job that can make surprising demands

Jan. 10, 2022 01:04 AM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — From assisting at COVID-19 testing sites to protecting the U.S. Capitol, it’s been a busy two years for the Minnesota National Guard. Lt. Alexander Brown said there’s been some surprises in the National Guard when it comes to expectations versus...

New order to require booster shots for nursing home workers

Jan. 06, 2022 19:02 PM EST

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont is ordering nursing home workers and contractors who have significant contact with residents to get a vaccine booster shot by Feb. 11, noting the state's increasing COVID-19 infection rate among staff. The move comes as federal health officials are...

Kansas governor moves to help facilities hit by COVID surge

Jan. 06, 2022 18:31 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday eased or suspended Kansas licensing rules for medical personnel and nursing home workers in hopes of making it easier for them to attack staffing shortages during a surge of new COVID-19 cases. Kelly issued two executive orders. One...

Florida providing 1 million at-home COVID tests for seniors

Jan. 06, 2022 10:24 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — One million at-home COVID-19 tests will be available to Florida's nursing homes and assisted living facilities under a new initiative, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday. The Republican governor made the announcement during a news conference in West Palm...

NJ hospitals face staff shortage as hospitalizations climb

Jan. 03, 2022 15:33 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey hospitals and long-term care facilities are facing staff shortages amid a “tsunami" of COVID-19 cases, and hospitalizations have climbed by nearly 60% since the end of last month, Gov. Phil Murphy and health officials said Monday. Murphy, a...

Nursing home workers are urged to get boosters as cases soar

Dec. 30, 2021 14:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials on Thursday pressed nursing home workers to get their booster shots amid a spike in COVID-19 cases among staffers and a concerning lag in booster vaccination for residents and staff. The omicron variant "is lightning fast, and we can't...