Category: Advocacy

Rape Investigation

Police arrested and charged another certified nursing assistant (CNA) for sexually assaulting two elderly nursing home residents at Bear Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wakefield and Knollwood Nursing Center in Worcester. The alleged assailant worked overnight shifts at the nursing homes. Apparently without any supervision. As a CNA, Wachira was responsible for changing, bathing,

SC Rationing Care

South Carolina health officials said a national shortage has forced them to begin rationing doses of monoclonal antibodies — a treatment used to help people fight off COVID-19. This is not a good time for South Carolina to ration care. The percent of positive tests is still more than double what the Centers for Disease

Robot Caregivers

CNN reported on Grace, a humanoid robot to revolutionize healthcare. Hanson Robotics designed an assistant for doctors. The company developed Grace specifically for the medical sector. These robot caregivers could help with unsafe staffing in the nursing home industry. Grace has sensors, including a thermal camera to detect a patient’s temperature and pulse, to help

Take Action Now!

Tell Congress to Support Nursing Home Provisions and Elder Justice Act Provisions  Congress is gearing up to pass several important nursing home provisions from the “Nursing Home Improvement and Accountability Act of 2021” (HR 5169).  Language from the Elder Justice Reauthorization Act (HR 4969) is included as well.  We encourage you to reach out to your

Masks Work

Studies and data prove that masks work. Enough about your “freedom” to spread a deadly virus. Wear a mask when indoors. It is necessary to protect children who cannot get the vaccine. Children ages 12 and up are eligible to get the Pfizer vaccine, but those younger are not. Several vaccine manufacturers are seeking FDA

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