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Senior support volunteer group ends work in New Hampshire

Jul. 25, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A volunteer organization that advocated for residents of long-term care facilities during the pandemic has ended its work now that most have been vaccinated and infections are low. For 14 months, members of the Senior Support Team of New Hampshire...

Groups worry about tapping COVID relief for infrastructure

Jul. 24, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Organizations representing long-term care facilities on Friday urged lawmakers working on a bipartisan infrastructure plan to avoid dipping into COVID-relief funds to help pay for the roughly $600 billion in new spending sought for the public works buildout. ...

Groups worry about tapping COVID relief for infrastructure

Jul. 23, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Organizations representing long-term care facilities on Friday urged lawmakers working on a bipartisan infrastructure plan to avoid dipping into COVID-relief funds to help pay for the roughly $600 billion in new spending sought for the public works buildout. ...

Justice Department won't probe Michigan nursing home deaths

Jul. 22, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Justice Department said Thursday it will not open a civil rights investigation related to COVID-19 deaths in Michigan's nursing homes. The notification to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer came nearly 11 months after the department's Civil Rights Division...

Proposed rule would require nursing homes to boost staffing

Jul. 21, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration on Wednesday said it wants to require nursing homes to boost staffing levels, announcing the first in what officials describe as a series of updates to outdated long-term care regulations that have been in place for more than 20 years....

Unvaccinated staff eyed in rising nursing home cases, deaths

Jul. 21, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lagging vaccination rates among nursing home staff are being linked to a national increase in COVID-19 infections and deaths at senior facilities, and are at the center of a federal investigation in a hard-hit Colorado location where disease detectives found many workers...

The Latest: South Korea hits pandemic high for daily cases

Jul. 20, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported a new daily high for coronavirus cases, putting pressure on authorities to extend their toughest distancing rules. The 1,784 cases confirmed in the previous 24-hour period is the biggest single-day jump since the pandemic...

Kansas debate heats up over nursing homes' visitor rules

Jul. 20, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Families and advocates for the elderly in Kansas argue that with most nursing home residents vaccinated against COVID-19, some facilities' visiting rules need to be relaxed, though the delta variant's spread is making operators nervous. A state...

California court upends part of law to protect gay seniors

Jul. 19, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gay rights advocates said Monday that they will seek to challenge an appeals court decision tossing out part of a California law designed to protect older LGBTQ residents in nursing homes. The 2017 law is intended to protect against...

Many Kansas nursing homes miss goal for vaccinating workers

Jul. 15, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Only about 10% of the nursing homes in Kansas regulated by the federal government have met the industry's goal for vaccinating their workers against COVID-19, according to government data. The industry's aim is to have 75% of the homes' staff...