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Indiana elder care providers tap lawmakers for hiring help

Dec. 02, 2021 17:13 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana elder care providers are tapping state legislators to help recruit and retain workers as the coronavirus pandemic continues to exacerbate strains on nursing facility staffs. The number of Indiana residents living in nursing facilities or...

Affordable housing key to return of island nursing home

Nov. 28, 2021 11:11 AM EST

DEER ISLE, Maine (AP) — A task force wants to reopen a nursing home on Deer Isle but the island must first solve an affordable housing crisis, officials said. The task force was formed after the Island Nursing Home announced in August that it would be closing,...

Data shows rise in COVID deaths in Connecticut nursing homes

Nov. 26, 2021 18:18 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A dozen nursing home residents died from COVID-19 in Connecticut over a recent two week period, which is the largest number since mid-August, new data released Friday showed. There were 125 positive cases of COVID-19 among residents between Nov....

Connecticut to hold COVID booster clinics for nursing homes

Nov. 22, 2021 19:05 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is ramping up efforts to get older residents vaccinated with a COVID-19 booster shot by bringing special clinics to nursing homes, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Monday. The move comes as the state has seen its highest infection rates since early September. ...

Minnesota National Guard to reinforce nursing home staffs

Nov. 22, 2021 18:24 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota National Guard will deploy 400 members to reinforce nursing staffs at long-term care facilities that have been struggling with severe personnel shortages amid the surge in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Tim Walz announced Monday. The governor also...

State considers changes to veterans homes after outbreak

Nov. 19, 2021 10:42 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers are considering changes to how the state oversees its veterans homes after nearly 80 residents died last year in one of the country’s deadliest COVID-19 outbreaks in a U.S. nursing home. A bill being discussed Friday would impose...

Ex-head of nursing home that had COVID rash gives up license

Nov. 16, 2021 13:42 PM EST

A former administrator for a Prescott nursing home that had a large COVID-19 outbreak early in the pandemic has surrendered his state license. Larry Michael Rasmussen didn't appear for a scheduled formal hearing Monday but the Arizona Board of Nursing Care Institution...

8 dead from COVID, 89 infected at Connecticut nursing home

Nov. 13, 2021 19:00 PM EST

CANAAN, Conn. (AP) — Eight residents of a nursing home in Connecticut have died during a coronavirus outbreak while 89 residents and employees have tested positive for the disease, nursing home officials say. The outbreak at the Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in...

Nursing homes can now lift most COVID restrictions on visits

Nov. 12, 2021 19:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government on Friday directed nursing homes to open their doors wide to visitors, easing many remaining pandemic restrictions while urging residents, families and facility staff to keep their guard up against outbreaks. The new guidance from the...

Missouri to let nursing homes close due to vaccine mandate

Nov. 12, 2021 18:05 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri health department is giving nursing homes a legal pathway to temporarily shut down if they face staffing shortages because of a new mandate from President Joe Biden's administration for health care workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. ...