Nursing Homes Struggle to Find Qualified Workers, Particularly Nurses
Senior living facilities need workers, specifically nurses. The need is greater than it has ever been. The health care industry continues to struggle with the effects of COVID-19. “We’d love to have more folks join the cause,” explained Tom Grape, head of Benchmark Senior Living. He, like many in his industry, need workers. “It’s a challenge to recruit folks...
Report: Nursing Home Residents Are Subjected to Ineffective Care, Poor Staffing
A major report says American nursing home residents are subjected to ineffective care and poor staffing, and that facility finances are shrouded in secrecy and regulatory lapses go unenforced.
Biden to Launch Ambitious Overhaul of Nursing Home Quality
President Joe Biden is launching a major overhaul of nursing home quality in his State of the Union speech
Medicare Shares Key Nursing Home Staffing Info for Consumers
Medicare says it’s shining a light on key markers for nursing home quality.
Rhode Island Tightens Up Nursing Home Visitation Rules
Visitors to nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Rhode Island are now required to either be vaccinated or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test before being granted entry, Gov. Daniel McKee announced Monday. The rule, which goes into effect immediately, is designed to keep residents and staff at such facilities safer during a surge in new coronavirus cases….
Surging COVID Cases Among Nursing Home Staff Prompt Urge for Booster Shots
Federal health officials are pressing nursing home workers to get their booster shots amid a spike in COVID-19 cases among staffers and a concerning lag in booster vaccination for residents and staff
NJ Nursing Home Where 83 Residents Died of COVID Still in Business Under a New Name
It has been 19 months since the discovery of 17 bodies in a tiny morgue at the Andover Subacute II nursing home in Sussex County, New Jersey, in April 2020.
Nursing Homes Can Now Lift Most COVID Restrictions on Visits
The government is telling 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
COVID Relief Funds Headed to NH Nursing Homes and Food Pantries
Nursing homes, food pantries and homeless shelters are among the facilities that will receive additional money from New Hampshire’s initial allotment of coronavirus relief aid. The state is reallocating some of its CARES Act funding, including $11.5 million for long-term care facilities, Gov. Chris Sununu said last week. Providers will get grants based on their Medicaid beds, and the program…
3 States to Limit Nursing Home Profits in Bid to Improve Care
Nursing homes receive billions of taxpayers’ dollars every year to care for chronically ill frail elders, but until now, there was no guarantee that’s how the money would be spent. Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York are taking unprecedented steps to ensure they get what they pay for, after the devastating impact of COVID-19 exposed problems with staffing and...