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Care network to make changes after trans discrimination case

Jun. 13, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A network of adult care facilities in Maine will adopt a nondiscrimination policy about the care of transgender people as part of a settlement with a woman who filed a human rights complaint against the company. Advocates described the agreement as a landmark...

Pandemic, staffing challenges cited in nursing home closure

May. 26, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

MOTT, N.D. (AP) — After more than 50 years of providing care to the elderly and others, operators of a nursing home in southwestern North Dakota will soon close their doors for good. The Good Samaritan Society home in Mott plans to close in July, leaving families of its residents...

Nursing home owner loses US funding after Ida evacuations

May. 24, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A nursing home owner in Louisiana who lost the state licenses for his seven facilities after moving hundreds of residents to a poorly equipped warehouse as Hurricane Ida approached has now been barred from federal health care programs. State officials found...

State's mental health facilities for children are strained

May. 21, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — On the website for Tamarack Center, big bold letters read “DOES IT WORK?” “We answer that question with an enthusiastic ‘Yes’,” the center says of its offerings: a children’s residential program in Spokane, where kids with serious mental health...

Bill allows nursing homes to consider flu shots in hiring

May. 03, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The state Senate has unanimously passed a measure that allows nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Delaware to fire employees who do not get flu shots. The legislation approved Tuesday eliminates language in the existing law that states that employment...

Retrial delayed for ex-Arkansas senator accused of bribery

Apr. 29, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The federal retrial of a former Arkansas lawmaker accused of bribery and wire fraud has been delayed until later this year. A federal jury in August had acquitted former state Sen. Gilbert Baker on one count of conspiring to bribe an ex-judge. ...

Illinois Legislature set to approve tax relief on final day

Apr. 08, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois General Assembly was prepared to adopt a state budget of about $45 billion Friday on lawmakers' last day of a scheduled spring session. But well into the afternoon, the Senate was taking action on other matters and filled time with approving...

DeSantis signs hospital visitation bill, other legislation

Apr. 07, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a COVID-19-linked bill requiring health care centers to allow in-person visitations, as the Republican announced he approved dozens of other measures passed during this year's legislative session. DeSantis held a...

Caregiver gets prison time for ID fraud, theft, forgery

Apr. 06, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former caregiver at a long-term care facility in New Hampshire has been sentenced to 7 1/2 to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple counts of identity and credit card fraud, forgery, and theft. Prosecutors said the crimes committed by...

Nursing home care, funding system need overhaul, report says

Apr. 06, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nursing home residents are subjected to ineffective care and poor staffing, while facility finances are shrouded in secrecy and regulatory lapses go unenforced, according to a report Wednesday that called for wholesale changes in an industry whose failures have been spotlighted by...