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    More than 100 people filled the dining room at Ararat Nursing Facility to celebrate Thanksgiving. Children and grandchildren embraced their loved ones. Friends in wheelchairs sat beside one another chatting in Armenian. Residents rose from their seats to dance to “Hey Jan Ghapama,” an Armenian song written about a stuffed pumpkin dish. At one of the tables in the...
              more   In a rare showing of complete bipartisanship, a bill that would allow families to monitor activities inside loved ones’ nursing home rooms with cameras and other electronic equipment, passed through the Ohio Legislature unanimously. Senate Bill 58, known as Esther’s Law, has been in the works since 2011, when an activist named Steven Piskor used a hidden camera...
    Footage shows Grey, the 'gentle giant' therapy dog, bringing joy to people at several nursing homes and care facilities around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In a video posted on Monday, November 22, the huge Great Dane can be seen visiting nursing homes and care facilities, providing a much-needed boost for the residents living there. His owner Charlene Potts said two-year-old Grey has...
              moreby Eric Lendrum   On Monday, an explosive report by the New York State Assembly revealed that former Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) himself made direct edits to the initial report on how many senior citizens died of the Chinese coronavirus in New York nursing homes, as the Daily Caller reports. The report from the Assembly’s Judiciary Committee is the culmination of an...
    A New York assemblyman is calling for former Gov. Andrew Cuomo's impeachment following a state report showing Cuomo used top state officials to help draft his book deal during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and was "not fully transparent" about nursing home deaths. Democrat Assemblyman Ron Kim, who lost his uncle to COVID-19 in a nursing home, slammed the disgraced...
    CRANFORD, New Jersey (WABC) -- Firefighters battled a smoky house fire in Union County, New Jersey Tuesday morning.The blaze broke out just after 7:15 a.m. at a 2-story home on Beech Street near West End Avenue.NewsCopter 7 arrived to find flames fully engulfing the first and second floors.Firefighters entered the home through the front door and were battling the blaze...
              more   Governor Tim Walz (D) announced he is activating 400 National Guard members to assist with the growing staff shortage in the state’s nursing homes. “Our long-term care facilities are facing an all-hands-on-deck moment, and that’s why we are taking unprecedented action to support skilled nursing workers, residents, and patients,” said Governor Walz. According to a press release from...
    Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo personally edited a July 2020 Department of Health report that undercounted nursing home COVID deaths by thousands, the New York State Assembly said in a report Monday. Cuomo ordered the Department of Health (DOH) to produce the report to combat criticism of his March 25 directive ordering New York nursing homes to accept COVID-positive...
    SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Nine people have died after a fire swept through a nursing home Monday in eastern Bulgaria, officials said. An old school building in the eastern village of Royak that was transformed into a nursing home caught fire at 6 p.m. (1600 GMT), while dozens of residents were preparing for dinner. “Unfortunately, nine people passed away out...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned over allegations of sexual and workplace harassment and faces investigations over nursing home deaths during the coronavirus pandemic. Here is a timeline of the claims against the governor and his administration: (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Women’s Forum of New York) Dec. 13, 2020 — Former aide Lindsey Boylan accuses Gov....
    The Committee report confirms reporting that Cuomo ordered state Department of Health officials to prepare a report combatting criticism of his March 25 executive order to place COVID-19 patients in nursing homes. Investigators also found that Cuomo personally reviewed and edited the draft report multiple times and used misleading data to strengthen its defense of his actions. NEW: The...
    Gifts that keep on giving Your time and attention during nursing home visits are wonderful gifts in themselves. But when there’s a holiday or birthday on the way, or you just want to pamper someone you care about, you have plenty of gift-giving options. Just keep a few guidelines in mind: — Space is limited in most nursing home rooms....
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The New York Assembly's investigation into former Gov. Andrew Cuomo's conduct in office concluded the Democrat's administration misrepresented how many nursing home residents died of COVID-19, according to a lawmaker who reviewed the committee's still-secret report.Assembly Member Phil Steck was among the Assembly Judiciary Committee members who were able to review a copy of the approximately...
    MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- A rally is being held in Manhattan by nursing home workers protesting stalled contract negotiations.SEIU 1199 union workers gathered at 42nd Street and Broadway around 5 p.m. on Wednesday and plan to march to their headquarters at 498 Seventh Ave in Midtown and hold a candlelight vigil.The nursing home workers are protesting over stalled contract negotiations...
    BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — Complete Care workers at Marcella Nursing Home plan to strike for 24 hours due to what they’re calling unfair labor practices and benefit cuts. CBS3 was there early Wednesday morning as workers began picketing outside the Burlington Township facility. A spokesperson for Complete Care released the following statement to CBS3: With more than...
    (CNN)Eight residents of a nursing home in northwestern Connecticut have died since late September following a Covid-19 outbreak, the nursing home said in a statement.A total of 89 residents and staff -- many of whom were fully vaccinated -- have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last seven weeks, Geer Village Senior Community in North Canaan said Friday, and 11...
    MONTEVIDEO, Minn. (WCCO) — Tough decisions for Minnesota nursing homes as a looming vaccine mandate is making a staffing shortage even worse. WCCO traveled to Montevideo where one care facility is bracing for a third of its workforce to potentially walk away. READ MORE: Nearly Every Minnesota ICU Bed Is Currently In Use Amid COVID SurgeLuther Haven Nursing Home has...
    NORTH CANAAN, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — A Connecticut nursing home says it is a cautionary tale about the need for booster shots. It blames waning immunity for complicating an outbreak of the Delta variant, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported Monday. READ MORE: TIMELINE: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Resigns In Wake Of Sexual Harassment, Nursing Home Scandals“We’re still grieving with the families, and...
    Eight residents of a Connecticut nursing home have died during a COVID-19 outbreak that has lasted nearly six weeks. A total of 89 employees and residents have tested positive since the outbreak began at the Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, located in Litchfield County, in the Town of Canaan, on Thursday, Sept. 30. "Despite seeing significant numbers of residents recovering from...
    Eight residents of a Connecticut nursing home died during a COVID-19 outbreak. A total of 89 employees and residents have tested positive since the outbreak began at the Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, located in Litchfield County, in the Town of Canaan, on Thursday, Sept. 30. "Despite seeing significant numbers of residents recovering from Covid," the facility's chief executive Kevin O’Connell and...
    CANAAN, Conn. (AP) — Eight residents of a nursing home in Connecticut have died during a coronavirus outbreak while 89 residents and employees have tested positive for the disease, nursing home officials say. The outbreak at the Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Canaan began Sept. 30, chief executive Kevin O’Connell and nursing director Cady Bloodgood said in a statement...
    Unvaccinated nursing home workers are significantly more likely to test positive for COVID-19 than their colleagues who have gotten the shots, a new study finds. Researchers from Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare systems in Massachusetts found that the unvaccinated employees tested positive for the virus at a rate ten times their vaccinated peers.  Nursing home workers were among the first to...
    Texas voters have passed eight amendments to their state Constitution to deal with questions of religious freedom, court experience, and nursing home access. Texas's 2021 ballot on Tuesday saw residents voting on eight new amendments to the state Constitution. All of these amendments were approved by the Texas Legislature before they were presented to the voters. As of...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A woman who fought back when she was preyed upon by nursing home employees paid to take care of her has died at 100. We first introduced you to Grace Watanabe in 2018. Cook County Public Guardian Charles Golbert said some people worked at her nursing home swindled her out of almost $1 million. Several large checks...
    Nationwide, nursing home deaths have increased more than six-fold from July through September, according to the AAPR's dashboard. Although the numbers are still nowhere near where they were at the beginning of the pandemic, that is likely because a large percentage of them already got the virus and acquired more robust natural immunity, which the injection worshipers dogmatically deny. But...
                        According to Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling, an intensive investigation found that a nursing home in the county was the epicenter of voter fraud. “Election statute was in fact not just broken, but shattered by members of the Wisconsin Elections Commission,” Schmaling reportedly said. The daughter of a...
    A Wisconsin sheriff claims to have found proof of election fraud in one of the most unusual places: a nursing home. The Sheriff's Office of Racine County held a press conference on Thursday to reveal a deceased resident at a nursing home voted absentee in the 2020 election. The Ridgewood Care Facility resident, named Shirley, died on Oct. 9,...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin sheriff who supports former President Donald Trump accused the bipartisan state Elections Commission of breaking the law during last year’s election, taking the unusual step Thursday of detailing the allegations publicly even though no charges have been filed. Racine County Sheriff Charles Schamling called on the Wisconsin Department of Justice to investigate the commission’s...
    McLean staffing startup ShiftMed has raised $45 million in new funding, as a staffing shortage plagues the health care industry and demand mounts for the startup’s service. The company said Wednesday the funding will support its national expansion and further development of its workforce management platform, which connects hospitals and other health care organizations with available workers — from nurses...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) —The Minnesota Department of Health has taken control over of a metro area nursing home on Monday, they say, to ensure residents’ safety. The MDH has filed for receivership for control over Twin Cities Garden Nursing Home while operations and management issues at a facility are addressed, according to the MDH news release. READ MORE: COVID In MN:...
    Firefighters doused a smoky blaze at a Bergen County nursing home Friday afternoon. The building was evacuated and there didn't initially appear to be any serious injuries after the fire broke out between the roof and second floor at the Russ Berrie Home for Jewish Living around 1:30 p.m., responders said. Workers have been replacing sections of the roof for...
                        CINCINNATI, Ohio – Two nurses and an activity aide at a Cincinnati nursing home claim poll workers employed by the Hamilton County Board of Elections prompted choices on absentee ballots for patients, including those in a dementia/Alzheimer’s/memory care unit. The claims bring into sharp focus whether Ohio election...
    Disgraced former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's top aide Melissa DeRosa posted a single selfie to ring in her 39th birthday weeks before she announced her divorce and months after quitting her post in the Cuomo administration because she was tired of defending the sex pest's scandals.  DeRosa - who was dubbed a 'mean girl' by Cuomo - confirmed her...
                        Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) is reorganizing agencies providing services to the elderly, as an auditor general report on coronavirus-related nursing home deaths looms. The new Michigan Health and Aging Services Administration will reportedly provide better communication between agencies with the goal of increasing efficiency. ABC 12 reported:...
    PHOTO VIA ADOBEFlorida led the nation in the rate of COVID-19 nursing-home deaths during a four-week period that ended Sept. 19, according to a report published Thursday by the senior-advocacy group AARP. The report, which relies on federal data, said Florida nursing homes reported 289 resident deaths from COVID-19 during the period. The Florida deaths represented nearly 14...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — More than 1,300 jobs are on the line as the deadline arrives for Philadelphia nursing home workers to be partially vaccinated. Those workers must get their first dose of the COVID vaccine Friday if they want to stay employed. Right now, about 15% of the city’s 9,000 nursing home employees are not fully vaccinated. City officials said...
    A Hayward nursing home will have to pay almost $20 million in damages and court costs after a jury found it responsible for the death of some residents and significant neglect of others. At the end of a four-month trial, the Alameda County jury on Thursday found that Parkview Healthcare Center committed “fraud in the commission of neglect,” according to...
    A Hayward nursing home will have to pay almost $20 million in damages and court costs after a jury found it responsible for the death of some residents and significant neglect of others. At the end of a four-month trial, the Alameda County jury found that Parkview Healthcare Center committed “fraud in the commission of neglect,” according to Susan Kang...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A suburban nursing home getting slapped with a big fine. They’re accused of not protecting its workers from COVID-19. The U.S. Labor Department says West Suburban Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomingdale should pay a penalty of more than $83,000. OSHA investigators recently did a follow-up inspection at the facility, more than a year after an employee died...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia health officials are standing firm on the Friday deadline for nursing home workers to be vaccinated, but the association that represents those workers says thousands of people could be laid off because of the vaccine mandate, potentially jeopardizing vulnerable residents. About 85% of nursing home workers in Philadelphia have received at least one dose of vaccine,...
                        A bill that would allow loved ones and legal guardians to put cameras in nursing home rooms, allowing them to monitor the treatment of the resident, is making significant progress in the Ohio legislature. SB 58 provides that as long as the resident’s guardian or attorney fills out...
    ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images Fox News’ Janice Dean, New York Assembly Member Ron Kim, and more met with Governor Kathy Hochul Tuesday to call for “full accountability” on covid-19 nursing home deaths. Prior to the sexual harassment scandal that led to his resignation, former Governor Andrew Cuomo came under fire for covid-19 deaths in New York nursing homes. A...
    A $6.2 million settlement was reached for 13 families including several who had children die due to a viral outbreak at a New Jersey healthcare facility in 2018. Thirty-five children were infected and 11 died of the adenovirus at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, accused in a wrongful death suit of failing to immediately notify families of the virus,...
    Share this: When Natalie Walters arrived at her father’s nursing home, the parking lot was nearly empty and, inside, the elevator made no stops. On the 13th floor, the lights were off and the TVs silent. The last time she was allowed inside, nine months earlier, aides passed in the hall and a nurse waved from the records room. Now,...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A grandmother had to spend her 101 birthday alone; relatives not even allowed to wave to her though a window. She is fully vaccinated along with employees of the nursing home, but with such a vulnerable population it doesn’t mean the challenges are over. Birthdays are a big deal for Thelma Clark and her family. READ MORE: 2...
    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 Ida’s Aug. 29 landfall, the state Department of Health found the warehouse in Tangipahoa Parish, north of New Orleans, filthy and...
    Getty Images This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way some older people and their relatives think about long-term care for those who cannot live independently, moving towards at-home care rather than nursing homes and other senior care facilities. But...