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5 deaths at NYC nursing home blamed on Legionnaires' disease

Nov. 14, 2022 13:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Five people died of Legionnaires' disease over the summer at a New York City nursing home that had been cited repeatedly for improper maintenance of the cooling towers where the Legionella bacteria can spread, The New York Times reported. The outbreak at Amsterdam...

Operation Remember now spreading joy year-round

Oct. 30, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — Ten years ago, after her father died following a short stay in a local nursing home, Betty Sue Unger, along with relatives and friends, decided to do something to bring a little Christmas cheer to 60 of the facility’s residents with no family members. “It...

Failing US nursing homes to face tougher federal penalties

Oct. 21, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The worst-of-the-worst nursing homes will face tougher penalties if conditions don't improve at their facilities, the Biden administration announced Friday. The intensified scrutiny on some nursing homes, where more than a million people are housed, comes nearly...

Orphan watched dad die, now awaits future in Ukraine shelter

Oct. 14, 2022 02:21 AM EDT

IZIUM, Ukraine (AP) — One building in the recaptured but devastated Ukrainian town of Izium is filled with those at the end of their lives. It reeks of unwashed sheets and unbathed skin and needs more heat to fend off the approaching winter. Despair weighs on its occupants like a blanket and the...

Deadline to close nursing home extended by 1 year

Oct. 13, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The deadline to close a nursing home administered by the city of San Francisco has again been extended after city and federal regulators reached an agreement that allows the embattled facility to continue caring for patients, officials announced. Laguna Honda...

Trucker strike raises concerns about disrupted food delivery

Oct. 04, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — More than 300 truck drivers at New England's largest wholesale food distributor have gone on strike, raising concerns about disrupted food deliveries to schools, hospitals and nursing homes. The drivers represented by the Teamsters Local 653 took to the picket line at...

Nursing home complaints rise in Wisconsin, staffing is cited

Sep. 26, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Complaints against Wisconsin nursing homes continue to pile up and could surpass a record number filed last year as the state struggles to find enough nurses and nursing home inspectors. State officials have contracted with two private companies — Healthcare...

Boston's challenge says census missed students, inmates

Sep. 13, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

The city of Boston on Tuesday joined the ranks of other major cities challenging their 2020 census figures, claiming the once-a-decade U.S. head count which determines political power and federal funding missed university students, the foreign-born and inmates at correctional facilities. ...