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Also in the News for Friday, March 5

Providers detail how to access COVID vaccine after pharmacy partnership is complete … NJ governor signs law aimed at protecting rights of LGBTQ long-term care residents … Rhode Island lawmakers consider minimum staffing measure, audited financial statements for nursing homes

Also in the News for Thursday, March 4

Lawmaker wants CMS to make Medicare telehealth waivers permanent … Coalition details new resource for administering COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatments … Voting deputies can return to Wisconsin nursing homes … Class-action suit targets nursing homes over COVID-19 deaths

Also in the News for Wednesday, March 3

National COVID vaccine town hall set for long-term care workers … Deaths from Alzheimer’s, other dementias increased by 16% in 2020 … New York hires legal counsel for nursing home investigation … Quicker access, free API access keys to improve COVID-19 data sharing

Also in the News for Tuesday, March 2

LTC ombudsmen only long-term care winners in $1.5B proposal for seniors … Pennsylvania lawmakers want investigation into state’s COVID-19 nursing home response … Nursing home, hospital nurses filed more than 26,000 understaffing complaints … Participation for nursing home, CCRC salary study now open

‘Walking the talk’: Operator’s ‘hair-raising’ blueprint could be an industry model for staff diversity issues

Last week, Nexion Health unveiled its “Embracing Black Hair-itage” video. It featured dozens of employees and residents who talked about their personal hair, its importance and hair experiences in general. Hundreds of employees also participated in a Zoom call learning on Thursday about the history of Black hair, and social stigmas that may come along with it.
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