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California nursing home nurses DO win big in Powerball jackpot

California nursing home nurses DO win big in Powerball jackpot

It's not a prank: Thirteen nurses from a California nursing home were one number away from winning last month's record-setting $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot, but will still take home nearly $50,000 each. The news was confirmed by lottery officials.

Administrators sued, computer malfunction cited in nursing home resident death

A Minnesota county-owned nursing home, two administrators and an unidentified employee are being sued by the family of a former resident who say a lapse in care caused her aspiration and death.

State nursing homes receive money to raise wages

State nursing homes receive money to raise wages

The Massachusetts nursing home industry has pledged to raise worker wages as part of receiving an extra $30 million in state funding — but union officials want assurance the funds will hit front-line workers.

State AG can use private law firms against nursing homes, court rules

The Pennsylvania Attorney General's office may continue using private law firms in consumer protection lawsuits against nursing homes, a state court ruled earlier this month.

Fired employee sues SNF, claims race, sexual orientation discrimination

A former receptionist for a New York nursing home is suing the provider for $1.2 million, claiming he was fired from his job for being gay and Hispanic.