Latest Nursing homes News

4 California lives changed by coronavirus pandemic

Jun. 14, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

California fully reopens on Tuesday, a watershed event that will underscore how far the state has come since the start of the year when the coronavirus was at its deadliest. The pandemic's toll on the nation's most populous state is knee-buckling: nearly 3.8 million confirmed cases and more...

Alma in mid-Michigan considering request to house migrants

Jun. 14, 2021 09:40 AM EDT

ALMA, Mich. (AP) — A city in central Michigan is considering a request to turn a former nursing home into temporary housing for young migrants. Warwick Living Center in Alma would be leased to Bethany Christian Services to provide housing for boys, ages 12 to 17, for up...

Connecticut legislature addresses nursing home deficiencies

Jun. 12, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Some big changes are expected at Connecticut nursing homes in the coming months. From mandatory two-month supplies of personal protection equipment and full-time infection specialists to the ability for residents to have cameras in their rooms,...

Michigan health chief: Nursing home death toll is accurate

Jun. 03, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's top health official said Thursday that nursing homes are accurately reporting the number of coronavirus-related deaths, amid questions over whether the tally is low. Elizabeth Hertel, director of the state Department of Health and Human...

Despite vaccines, nursing homes struggle with outbreaks

Jun. 01, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

Jeannie Wells had hoped that regular visits would resume at her elderly mother’s New York nursing home once all the residents were fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Around Easter, her wish finally came true, and she was able to hold the 93-year-old’s hand more than a...

Nursing home staffing measure signed into law

May. 28, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A bill that gives Rhode Island's nursing homes the highest staff-to-patient ratio in the nation has been signed into law by Gov. Daniel McKee, despite objections from industry leaders who said it will lead to nursing home closures. Advocates,...

How retirement communities found bright spots in tough year

May. 22, 2021 03:34 AM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, residents of Landis Homes would line a roadway into the Lititz campus on Friday afternoons, cheering on the retirement community’s workers with signs and noisemakers as they left or arrived for work. When...

Union delays strike at 200 group homes, seeks funding deal

May. 20, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The union representing more than 2,000 workers at 200 group homes across Connecticut announced Thursday it will delay a strike planned for Friday after Gov. Ned Lamont's office expressed interest in improving state funding levels for the facilities. ...

Cuomo set to earn $5M from book on COVID-19 crisis

May. 17, 2021 20:57 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo disclosed Monday that he was paid a $3.1 million advance to write his COVID-19 leadership book last year and under his publishing contract will make another $2 million on the memoir over the next two years. That total...

Lawmakers propose changes to Lamont's plans for COVID funds

May. 17, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

Connecticut legislators recommended changes on Monday to Gov. Ned Lamont's spending proposal for more than $2.8 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funding, including using more of the money to help replenish the state's hard-hit unemployment trust fund and boost funding for the tourism...