Long-term care providers are now struggling with a shortage of ambulance operators in addition to their own struggles with finding workers during the ongoing public health crisis.
First criminal charges against nursing home administrators over a COVID outbreak are dropped
Nov 24, 2021
Criminal charges have been dropped against two leaders of a Massachusetts veterans home where 76 residents died during a COVID-19 outbreak. They are believed to have been the first COVID-19 criminal charges...
Booster shots fighting for attention with vaccine mandates as initial immunity starts to wane
Nov 12, 2021
Long-term care providers pushing to get holdout staff fully vaccinated against COVID-19 now have an added concern: Convincing already inoculated workers to get booster shots as their immunity from the...
Nursing home struggling to rebound after manager steals $500K
Oct 01, 2021
The ex-business manager of a Massachusetts nursing home will spend the next year and half in prison after admitting to stealing more than $500,000 from the facility.
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Sep 03, 2021
Nursing home residents’, workers’ COVID immunity drops 80% in 6 months after shot: study … Massachusetts proposes extension of staff vaccine mandate to AL, home care and hospice … Iowa waives...
Whether facing an exodus or a trickle, LTC operators are activating these hiring strategies ahead of...
Aug 23, 2021
When Salmon Health and Retirement instituted a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for its four Massachusetts nursing homes, CEO Matt Salmon was confident in the decision because he expected state officials would...
Genesis facilities resolve allegations in connection with denying admission to opioid-dependent seniors
Aug 09, 2021
Prospective residents were taking either buprenorphine or methadone for opioid use disorder. Twelve SNFs must pay civil penalties, adopt non-discrimination policy and provide training on civil rights laws...
All nursing home staff in Massachusetts must get COVID-19 shots
Aug 05, 2021
The state is requiring staff and contract employees in all of its 378 facilities to receive a vaccination, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Wednesday.
Leaders expect more providers to follow suit after first Massachusetts operator announces vaccine mandate
Jul 02, 2021
More long-term care operators in Massachusetts are expected to start mandating COVID-19 shots for all employers after one of the first major providers in the state announced its own policy for workers...
Physicians warn of delayed skin reactions to COVID vaccine (with images)
Mar 08, 2021
Clinicians should be aware of injection-site reactions that may occur about a week after receiving Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine and which may be confused with skin infection, say physicians from Massachusetts...