ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials on Thursday touted the new COVID-19 booster, along with an aggressive plan to bring it to the most vulnerable populations.
The state has announced a timeline to get the Omicron booster to seniors and residents of long-term care facilities in the next six weeks.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A network of adult care facilities in Maine will adopt a nondiscrimination policy about the care of transgender people as part of a settlement with a woman who filed a human rights complaint against the company.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The state Senate has unanimously passed a measure that allows nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Delaware to fire employees who do not get flu shots.
The legislation approved Tuesday eliminates language in the existing law that states that employment in such facilities will not be contingent on influenza immunization.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's human rights panel has ruled in favor of a transgender woman who complained that she was discriminated against when she was denied a room by an assisted living facility.
BONDURANT, Iowa (AP) — An employee of an Iowa assisted living facility is now facing charges related to the Jan. 21 death of a 77-year-old resident.
KCCI-TV reports that 30-year-old Catherine Forkpa of Ankeny has been charged with dependent adult abuse and intentional reckless abuse.
CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — A resident who died at a South Carolina assisted living center now under investigation by the state had “severe pneumonia” and abscesses had formed in both of his lungs, a coroner said Wednesday.
BONDURANT, Iowa (AP) — Polk County authorities have identified a woman who died after she was found outside an assisted living home for people with dementia in sub-zero temperatures.
Lynne Harriet Stewart, 77, died at a hospital after being found last Friday outside the Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Crossing in Bondurant, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said.
BONDURANT, Iowa (AP) — A woman who lived at an assisted living home for people with dementia died after being found outside last week on a bitterly cold day, Polk County authorities said Tuesday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Visitors to nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Rhode Island are now required to either be vaccinated or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test before being granted entry, Gov.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — One million at-home COVID-19 tests will be available to Florida's nursing homes and assisted living facilities under a new initiative, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday.
The Republican governor made the announcement during a news conference in West Palm Beach on Thursday morning at the Rehabilitation Center of the Palm Beaches.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — An assisted living center is closing in Traverse City, highlighting the demand for workers in the field and the scramble to find new housing for people suddenly facing uncertainty.
LAUDERHILL, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration has begun a process to revoke a South Florida assisted living home's license after a 69-year-old woman who went missing ended up dead in a car in the parking lot.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Adult protective services workers often face a conundrum: Although they fear it will not be safe for elderly victims of abuse to remain in their homes, there’s no other safe place for them to go.
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Public Health Council on Wednesday approved a plan to require coronavirus vaccination for all employees at rest homes, assisted living residences and hospice programs, along with workers who provide in-home direct care services.
BOSTON (AP) — All employees at Massachusetts' rest homes, assisted living residences, and hospice programs, as well as workers who provide in-home direct care services, are required to be vaccinated against the coronavirus by Oct.
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — A COVID-19 outbreak at an Oregon assisted living facility that has infected 64 people and killed five began with an unvaccinated worker, public health officials said.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Susan Collins of Maine are leading a group of senators in urging the distribution of remaining money in the federal Provider Relief Fund and other health care relief programs to assist with COVID-19 expenses.
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — An elderly Pueblo man who was reported missing after wandering away from his independent assisted living home was found dead in a nearby ravine.
The Pueblo Chieftain reports 81-year-old Daniel Otero was reported missing July 17 and was found dead south of the facility Wednesday.
ATHENS, W.Va. (AP) — Four people have died due to COVID-19 at an assisted living facility in Mercer County, West Virginia.
The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reported that 12 of the 14 residents at Rockin’ Chair Residential Care in Lerona tested positive for the coronavirus, according to owner Airwana Arnett.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The body of a man with Alzheimer’s has been found less than two days after he was reported missing from an assisted living facility in Forest Grove...
Dr. James Gill, the state's chief medical examiner, told Connecticut legislators Tuesday that his investigators have “identified many deaths” that should have been certified as COVID-19-related but were not, including nursing home and assisted living residents who died during the pandemic...
LOUISVILLE, Colo. (AP) — Lynda Hartman needed a hug.
It had been at least eight months since she touched her 77-year-old husband, Len, who has dementia and has been at an assisted living center in suburban Denver for the last year...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Coronavirus cases have dropped at U.S. nursing homes and other long-term care facilities over the past few weeks, offering a glimmer of hope that health officials attribute to the start of vaccinations, an easing of the post-holiday surge and better prevention, among other reasons...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Drugmaker Eli Lilly said Thursday its antibody drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care locations...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two pharmacy chains have launched a massive effort Monday to inject tens of thousands of Wisconsin nursing home residents and workers with a COVID-19 vaccine, offering a sliver of hope to a population devastated by the runaway disease...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials reported 20 COVID-19 deaths and over 3,000 new infections on Saturday...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal official said Tuesday the government plans to ship rapid coronavirus tests to assisted living facilities, moving to fill a testing gap for older adults who don’t need the constant attention of a nursing home...
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — An assisted living facility in Montana has been ordered to comply with state and local requirements for employees to wear masks while at work to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — It was meant to be a last line of defense to protect the most vulnerable as the coronavirus spread across the United States: Montana officials offered free testing in May for staff and residents at assisted living and long-term care facilities...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tucked away inside his room at a senior care facility, Bob Coleman knew he couldn't go out into the world with the coronavirus raging...
ELK GROVE, Calif. (AP) — Seniors at a Northern California assisted living facility were placed in a two-week isolation Wednesday after a resident in her 90s died of the new coronavirus...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis placed limits Wednesday on who can can visit Florida's nursing homes and other assisted living facilities, bidding to protect the state's sizeable and vulnerable elderly population from the new coronavirus...
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — After NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital moved out of its old facility on Red Wolf Boulevard in 2013, Hot Springs investor Rick Williams began work to repurpose the old campus.
The 44-bed Arkansas Continued Care Hospital, a long-term acute care hospital, opened in 2018, is only half of the original campus.
On an outing to a concert, Arlene Rotter fell and broke several ribs.
Her family moved her from a senior apartment to assisted living. Seven months later, she fell in a hallway and broke her hip.
A three-story assisted living facility with 116 units, some for people with dementia, is being proposed by a California company for land near Dupont Hospital.
The development's address is 10101 Dupont Circle Drive West.
U.S. Rep. Adrian Smith didn’t need an introduction during a visit to Linden Court assisted living facility Tuesday.
The congressman, who represents Nebraska’s 3rd Legislative District, picked up a microphone and immediately began taking questions from about 30 residents, their families and staff members.
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio - Holzer Assisted LivingGallipolis recently had its annual Senior Prom. Students from Buckeye Hills Career Center assisted with the event, as they have in years past.
On Thursday afternoon, at the Azalea Estates Assisted Living facility in New Iberia, 17 veterans of World War II and the Korean War were honored for their service with a brief ceremony and a visit from a Lafayette-based Marine.
Attic Angel Place in Middleton is converting its nursing home to an assisted living facility, a move that is relatively new in Wisconsin but could become a trend because of Medicare payment changes, authorities say.
Lasting Legacy Assisted Living recently expanded and doubled its square footage by opening a second newly-built home on March 1. The structure is located on the same site as the original facility at 1636 Inverness Drive in the Heights.
A staff dispute at Prairie Ridge Assisted Living, 212 E. Industrial Drive, Beaver Dam, resulted in a 911 call and some recent staff turnover.
Executive Director John Prindle said the facility is investigating more than one former employee based on actions that took place March 3.
FAIRFIELD — A proposal for a 64-unit memory care facility on Stillson Road got its first public hearing before the Town Plan and Zoning Commission, and a very large contingent of neighbors, Tuesday night.
FAIRFIELD — Some residents didn’t hold back Tuesday night when they got the chance to let the Town Plan and Zoning Commission what they think of a proposed assisted living facility on Stratfield Road.
GLEN ELLYN, Ill. (AP) — Politics and family were deeply intertwined for Beverly Fawell, a linchpin in one of DuPage County's most prominent Republican clans.
As a state senator, she advocated for the disabled and helped establish assisted living centers for seniors.