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Nursing home industry fears impact of 52 possible strikes

Apr. 14, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

The looming possibility of strikes at 52 or more nursing homes, roughly a third of the facilities in Connecticut, could exacerbate the financial instability of a sector still struggling to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, a top representative of the state's nursing home industry warned...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Apr. 14, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ April 14 The Bowling Green Daily News on the recent approval of federal funding for a new nursing home for military veterans: More than a decade of diligent work...

Assembly OKs Republican COVID spending plan; Evers vows veto

Apr. 13, 2021 21:53 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Assembly Republicans took another step Tuesday toward ripping control of billions of dollars in federal pandemic aid from Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, passing a package of bills that would divvy out the money according to GOP priorities. The state...

Arizona daily virus count jumps as older cases included

Apr. 09, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The slight increases of COVID-19 cases reported in Arizona in recent days are to be expected and not necessarily cause for alarm, the state's top health official said Friday. “We’ve got schools returning, we’ve got people going back to...

Feds accuse former owner of assisted living home of fraud

Apr. 08, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The former owner of an assisted living facility in Virginia has been charged with fleecing the government out of more than $800,000. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Wednesday that Mable B. Jones, 77, of Richmond, faces 13 counts of wire fraud...

Oregon lawmakers look at improving long-term facilities

Apr. 07, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

Oregon lawmakers have been considering a bill which would establish staffing ratios in long-term care facilities based on patient needs. Sen. Sara Gelser, D-Corvallis who is Senate Bill 714's cosponsor, said there’s not a one-size fits all approach, KLCC reported. ...

Illinois bar event caused 46 COVID-19 cases, school closure

Apr. 05, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An indoor event at a bar in rural Illinois triggered 46 cases of COVID-19, the hospitalization of a resident of a long-term care facility and a school shutdown, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Monday. Attendees...

Nursing homes fight isolation in lockdown with furry robots

Apr. 04, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

EAST JORDAN, Mich. (AP) — Mary Ecker is one of about 100 elders who live at Grandvue Medical Care Facility, a county-owned nursing home a few blocks from the south arm of Lake Charlevoix. Outgoing and naturally optimistic, Ecker has lived at Grandvue for 16 years....

New leader chosen for Massachusetts veterans' care facility

Apr. 02, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — A search committee selected the administrator of the Idaho State Veterans Home to be the next superintendent of the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts, which last spring had one of the deadliest coronavirus outbreaks at a long-term care facility in the nation. ...

Arizona governor eases some restrictions as virus cases wane

Apr. 01, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — With the number of COVID-19 cases continuing to decline around Arizona, Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday eased restrictions on elective surgeries and long-term care facilities. “At the beginning of the pandemic, we took necessary measures to protect...