Residential care facilities
Lawmakers vote to bank pandemic funds, boost schools funding
By Mark Scolforo Jun. 25, 2021 11:37 AM EDT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state budget that dumps billions in federal coronavirus money into savings, boosts spending on education and provides aid to nursing...
Watchdog: Nursing home deaths up 32% in 2020 amid pandemic
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar Jun. 22, 2021 12:02 AM EDT
Most Idaho nursing home workers unvaccinated for COVID-19
Jun. 21, 2021 04:58 PM EDT
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Less than half of nursing home workers in Idaho have been vaccinated against COVID-19, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...
Connecticut legislature addresses nursing home deficiencies
By Susan Haigh Jun. 12, 2021 08:21 AM EDT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Some big changes are expected at Connecticut nursing homes in the coming months. From mandatory two-month supplies...
Michigan health chief: Nursing home death toll is accurate
By David Eggert Jun. 03, 2021 01:11 PM EDT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's top health official said Thursday that nursing homes are accurately reporting the number of coronavirus-related deaths, amid...
State investing up to $100M in mental health services
By Kathy Mccormack And Holly Ramer Jun. 03, 2021 10:24 AM EDT
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The state of New Hampshire is investing up to $100 million in mental health services following a recent state Supreme Court ruling to help...
Despite vaccines, nursing homes struggle with outbreaks
By Susan Haigh Jun. 01, 2021 01:53 PM EDT
Governor signs bill to build new veteran care facility
May. 25, 2021 04:42 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday signed a $400 million spending bill to finance construction of a new Holyoke Soldiers’ Home to replace the facility...
NH House panel splits on banning vaccine questions, mandates
By Holly Ramer May. 25, 2021 01:46 PM EDT
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire House committee split evenly along party lines Tuesday on a proposal to prohibit most businesses from asking customers or...
State health agency releases some COVID data after lawsuit
May. 21, 2021 03:37 PM EDT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan health department has settled a lawsuit by releasing information about people in long-term care sites who died of COVID-19,...
Union delays strike at 200 group homes, seeks funding deal
May. 20, 2021 12:21 PM EDT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The union representing more than 2,000 workers at 200 group homes across Connecticut announced Thursday it will delay a strike planned...
Lawmakers propose changes to Lamont's plans for COVID funds
By Susan Haigh May. 17, 2021 03:42 PM EDT
Connecticut legislators recommended changes on Monday to Gov. Ned Lamont's spending proposal for more than $2.8 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funding,...
Connecticut nursing home workers postpone planned strikes
By Susan Haigh May. 13, 2021 06:12 PM EDT
Unionized nursing home workers agreed to postpone strikes planned for Friday at 26 facilities across Connecticut after Gov. Ned Lamont's administration reached...
Ohio's million-dollar idea: Lottery prizes for vaccinations
By Andrew Welsh-Huggins May. 12, 2021 01:28 PM EDT
Infections persist as vaccinations lag at some nursing homes
By Marina Villeneuve May. 11, 2021 12:58 PM EDT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Despite a massive vaccination campaign, New York nursing homes are still reporting hundreds of infections a week as some residents and...
Medicare requires nursing homes to report COVID vaccinations
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar May. 11, 2021 11:15 AM EDT
Kemp signs $27.3B state budget, will block police raises
By Jeff Amy May. 10, 2021 08:00 PM EDT
Connecticut offering $280M to nursing homes to avoid strikes
By Dave Collins May. 10, 2021 04:03 PM EDT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials on Monday proposed an additional $280 million in funding for nursing homes in an effort to avoid strikes by nearly...
Iowa governor removes leader of nursing home for veterans
May. 10, 2021 01:55 PM EDT
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds has removed the chief executive of the state's nursing home for veterans and their spouses, months after praising...
Tearful reunions mark second Mother's Day under pandemic
By Claudia Lauer, Michelle Liu And Ed White May. 09, 2021 01:25 PM EDT