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    by J.D. Davidson   Ohio nursing home residents are a step closer to having visitors during the next pandemic or state of emergency after the General Assembly passed a bill that requires long-term care facilities to create a visitation plan to allow compassionate caregivers to enter facilities. Substitute House Bill 120 outlines criteria for compassionate care...
    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 the pandemic. To anyone who saw the scourge of...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- With the clock ticking, eligible healthcare workers have until Feb. 1 to receive their COVID-19 booster shot, according to a California health order.Yet, an ABC7 News I-TEAM analysis of data from the CDC and the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services found many healthcare workers and residents at skilled nursing...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration disputed the methodology and conclusions in a pending report that is expected to say there were nearly 30% more coronavirus-related deaths tied to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities in Michigan than reported by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). Auditors plan to...
    PINE RIVER, Minn. (WCCO) — Some families in northern Minnesota will spend the holiday weekend trying to find new living arrangements for their loved ones. A worker shortage at a senior living apartment in Pine River means elderly residents won’t have the supervision they once did. READ MORE: 'We Have Folks Working 100-Hour Workweeks': Minnesota’s...
    This month in October we celebrate Residents’ Rights Month, an annual event led by the Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care honoring residents living in all long-term care facilities and consumers receiving services in their home or community. It is a time for celebration and recognition offering an opportunity for every facility to focus...
    A recent study shows the health care workers who perform most of the direct care for nursing home residents are lagging in vaccination rates. JAMA Internal Medicine reports vaccination rates for certified nursing assistants are less than 50% nationwide as of July 18. Registered and licensed practical nurses were 61% vaccinated, while therapists and physicians...
    Nursing assistants in long term care facilities - who work closest with vulnerable residents - are the least likely to be vaccinated against COVID-19 than any other staff position, a new study finds.  An analysis was performed by researchers from the University of Rochester, in New York, and Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. They found...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Illinois, the state’s Department of Public Health has now made vaccination data publicly available for residents and staff in long-term care facilities. The data are on the IDPH website. READ MORE: Chicago Weather: A Sunny Start Since long-term care facilities such as nursing homes have...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois Department of Public Health officials reported 2,364 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 18 related deaths Wednesday.There have been 1,430,265 total COVID cases, including 23,476 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.Illinois COVID vaccine map shows how many residents vaccinated by countyThe preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from...
    Healthcare workers in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are not vaccinated to the same degree as the seniors they take care of - and the workers most likely to interact with residents are the least likely to have gotten their shots. Just 46 percent of aides in these facilities are vaccinated compared to...
    Officials promised to find new "high-quality and compassionate" accommodations for residents of the Bergen County-run Health Care Center in Rockleigh before closing the facility by the end of this year. No figures have yet been released on how many people will lose their jobs as a result of the closure, one of many across both...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida is not keeping track of the number of nursing home staff and residents who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The state requires nursing facilities to report to the state Emergency Status System the number of residents and staff who have received at least one dose of the vaccine. READ MORE:...
    Vaccine hesitancy among long-term care staff remains a complex issue that goes beyond “selfishness,” the Pennsylvania Health Care Association said Thursday. “Two weeks ago, there were headlines that painted a picture of selfish, uninformed workers who refused to take the vaccine,” said Zach Shamberg, president and CEO of PHCA. “It’s not that simple.” The...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Recent studies from UPMC on vulnerable populations’ response to COVID-19 vaccines have led to new insights on the fight against the pandemic. READ MORE: UPMC: Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Reduces Risk Of Hospitalizations, Deaths In COVID-19 Patients By 70% One study focused on long-term care residents’ antibody...
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) – When it comes to states with the oldest populations, Pennsylvania ranks third. As we prepare to leave phase 1A in the rearview mirror, some personal care homes say, “hold up.” KDKA’s Meghan Schiller visited one facility in Elizabeth that reached out for help in vaccinating new residents and staff. READ MORE: Fort...
    (CNN)In early April, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention program that delivered Covid-19 vaccines to long-term care facilities should be complete. With cases dropping faster than among the general public, the CDC calls the program a real success, but advocates are concerned about what happens when it ends. New AstraZeneca report says vaccine...
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — The State of New Jersey is urging long-term care facilities to allow in-person visits to match with new federal guidance. In areas where COVID-19 activities are high, Gov. Phil Murphy said vaccinated residents should be able to receive visitors. The Office of Long-term Care Ombudsman is offering to help solve “unwarranted...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Impatient families got the update they were waiting for Wednesday when the Minnesota Department of Health put out new visitation guidance for long-term care facilities. More than 1.3 million Minnesotans have received at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine, and nearly 790,000 have been fully vaccinated. READ MORE: Police Investigate Suspicious Fire...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — With newly relaxed restrictions now in effect, the Minnesota Department of Health says that we’ll pass the 500,000 total confirmed cases benchmark as soon as tomorrow. With 1,046 newly-reported cases, the current total of positive cases stands at 499,962. There have also been seven more deaths, bringing the state’s total to 6,756....