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Vermont to add beds to relieve pressure on hospitals

Oct. 20, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — To relieve some of the pressure on Vermont hospitals caused by a combination of factors, including COVID-19, the state is opening 80 beds at long-term care and rehabilitation facilities, said Agency of Human Services Secretary Mike Smith. ...

Christian boarding school sues over new oversight law

Oct. 20, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Christian boarding school is suing to stop state officials from implementing new regulations that were put in place following long-running abuse at some unlicensed residential care facilities. The Kansas City Star reports that CNS...

Report: 89% of Conn. long-term care workers fully vaccinated

Oct. 15, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Data released Friday show 89% of the more than 61,000 long-term care workers in Connecticut required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 under Gov. Ned Lamont's executive order were fully vaccinated as of Oct. 8. The Department of Public Health said 7%...

Walz to deploy National Guard to help ease COVID-19 surge

Oct. 15, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

ROBBINSDALE, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz said Friday he'll use the Minnesota National Guard to help alleviate staffing shortages at care facilities that are struggling to cope with the surge in COVID-19 cases among unvaccinated Minnesotans. “These folks need respite...

Minnesota long-term care facilities have 23,000 job openings

Oct. 09, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — While much has been made about the stress that COVID-19 has placed on Minnesota hospitals, the state's long-term care industry says it is facing its worst-ever workforce shortage. Leaders from senior living organizations throughout the state say...

Nursing home owner appeals 7 license revocations after Ida

Oct. 08, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Conditions deteriorated at a warehouse housing evacuated nursing home patients, five of whose deaths were linked to Hurricane Ida, because widespread and unexpected storm damage interrupted essential services, the nursing homes' owner says. Days after...

Another NC health care visitation measure headed to governor

Oct. 06, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hospitals, nursing homes and adult care and hospice care facilities in North Carolina would be required to allow patient visits in a measure given final legislative approval on Wednesday. The bill is the result of constituent complaints last year...

Nursing home cited after dementia patient found with maggots

Oct. 02, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina agency has cited a nursing home after live maggots were found in the wound of a dementia patient. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services cited University Place Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Charlotte on...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 29, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

Advance Media New York. September 28, 2021. Editorial: Rep. Sherwood Boehlert: a legislator with big ideas and a bigger heart The death of former Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, R-Utica, last week at age 84 is an occasion to celebrate the spirit of centrism,...

Ex-nursing home manager sentenced for stealing $500K

Sep. 29, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — The former business manager of a Lawrence nursing home pleaded guilty to stealing $535,000 from the home and was sentenced to a year and a half in prison. Sherry Verdick, 45, of Methuen, appeared in a Salem Superior Court on Tuesday, where she was...