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ASBURY, Iowa (KCRG) – Even though long-term care facilities were experiencing staffing shortages long before the COVID-19 pandemic, the pandemic has exacerbated those shortages. “You’re seeing more staff who are away because they’re sick or just because of the mitigating factors they stayed home for,” said Janet Warren, executive director of Luther Manor. “We find …

COVID-19 infections are skyrocketing in nursing homes. Deaths among residents are only a fraction of what they were in 2020. But staffing shortages have worsened and are affecting resident care. AILSA CHANG, HOST: Today’s Supreme Court ruling on the Biden administration’s COVID vaccine mandates is a mixed decision. The court struck down the mandate for …

Florida will send 1 million home COVID-19 tests to nursing homes and long-term care facilities for the elderly, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday. DeSantis made the announcement at a rehabilitation center in West Palm Beach, where he was joined by Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo, Florida Emergency Management Director Kevin Guthrie and Simone Marstiller …

EAST PROVIDENCE, RI (WPRI) – Nursing homes across Rhode Island are against the clock when it comes to getting their staffing levels where they need to be. As facilities across the state face labor shortages, a new law setting long-term care standards takes effect next month, which includes a staffing mandate. According to the latest …

13900 Northeast Third Court and 18905 Northeast 25th Avenue (Google Maps) Aventura Nursing Homes’ Claridge House and Regents Park in northern Miami-Dade County sold for a combined $ 33.4 million. CareRite, based in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, through affiliates, bought half of each facility’s stake, according to records. Two other entities, each managed by Bent …

Nursing Director Katie Candia gives Michon Scott, a licensed practical nurse, a COVID-19 booster shot at West Ridge Care Center in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. The West Ridge Care Center administrator wants everything his staff be vaccinated, but like many administrators of long-term care centers across the country, he strongly opposes a …

The share of U.S. nursing home residents who are registered as having schizophrenia has skyrocketed over the past decade. As The New York Times reported last month, the change is in part due to a wave of questionable diagnoses. A 2012 government effort to reduce the unnecessary use of antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes included …

By ANNIKA MERRILEES, St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS (AP) – Nursing homes in Missouri with the vast majority of staff vaccinated tend to have rates of COVID-19 cases among residents, according to federal records, a trend that may offer broader lessons on the virus and how it can be slowed down. Many state nursing homes …

DES MOINES, Iowa (KCCI) – Hospitals and nursing homes in Iowa are reporting a widespread shortage of nurses as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in the state. A survey by the Iowa Board of Nursing and the Iowa Center for Nursing Workforce found that nearly 58% of hospitals say it is difficult to find …

The state of Iowa has agreed to temporarily waive training requirements for nurse aides who provide much of the practical care in nursing homes. The waivers were issued by the director of the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals two weeks ago in response to a request from industry lobbyists. They will be in effect …

COVID-19 is spreading again in Texas nursing homes. Active cases among residents tripled in one month, from 389 on July 30 to 1,213 on August 30, according to Texas Health and Human Services. The 10-county region that includes Harris County is the second largest share with 241 active cases. . The Houston health department has …

August 23, 2021 – LeadingAge Florida, the only association in Florida representing the entire continuum of care for the elderly, today announced that Lisa Smith has been hired as the Director of Nursing Home Public Policy at the ‘association. Ms. Smith joins LeadingAge Florida after working at the Agency for Healthcare Administration, where she served …

Many nursing homes across the country must now figure out how to get all their employees vaccinated or risk losing federal funding as early as September. President Biden made the announcement Wednesday to try to increase the immunization rate among healthcare workers in long-term care facilities. Florida has nearly 700 licensed nursing homes in the …

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami / NSF) – As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Florida, the White House announced on Wednesday that nursing homes that depend on Medicaid and Medicare funding must demand that members of their staff get vaccinated against the coronavirus. The announcement will have a ripple effect across Florida, which has nearly 700 nursing …

DANIA BEACH, Florida – Residents of an assisted living facility in Dania Beach were evacuated by rescue teams on Friday afternoon after part of the facility lost power. The blackout shortly after 2 p.m. affected 16 patients at The Residence at Dania Beach who were quarantined with COVID-19, officials said. Because they could not be …

As the Delta variant raises new concerns about the safety of nursing homes across the country, the Biden administration quietly rolled back a controversial Trump policy that had limited fines on facilities endangering or injuring residents. Deaths in nursing homes, which peaked at the end of last year, have fallen since the introduction of the …

(The Center Square) – Only Louisiana ranks lower than Florida in COVID-19 vaccination rates among nursing home workers with less than 42% of staff caring for more than 160,000 Floridians in more 700 nursing homes and assisted living facilities fully vaccinated against the disease. According to data released Monday by AARP Nursing home COVID-19 dashboard, …

5 in Cedar Rapids, 1 each in Iowa City, Coralville, Solon and Marion meet industry standards by at least 75%, according to federal records By Clark Kauffman – Iowa Capital Dispatch June 30, 2021 6:00 a.m. Marion’s Willow Gardens Care Center is among 50 nursing homes in Iowa to meet or exceed the industry standard …

Three palm trees at East Ridge The Three Palms Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, part of the East Ridge Life Plan community, recently received a prestigious five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, the federal administrative support agency for US citizens. 65 years and over. The rating system has an overall rating of five …

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, New York State returned many critically ill patients from hospitals to nursing homes, contributing to as many as 15,000 deaths. There were bodies crammed into refrigerated trucks. Members of the family, forbidden to be with their loved ones in their last moments of life, cried in front of …

Three palm trees at East Ridge The Three Palms Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, part of the East Ridge Life Plan community, recently received a prestigious five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, the federal administrative support agency for US citizens. 65 years and over. The rating system has an overall rating of five …

In this file photo from Jan. 12, 2021, residents wait to be cleared after receiving Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at The Palace assisted living facility in Coral Gables, Fla. Lynne Sladky, dossier / AP TALLAHASSEE – This week, Florida’s Republican-led legislature moved forward with a plan to protect the state’s nursing home industry from a feared …