Caregiver Support

Infrastructure Federal lawmakers negotiating a massive infrastructure deal should allocate funds for improvements in nursing homes. The industry is now looking for more money. Investments in technology, indoor air quality and energy backups will increase quality of care and future infection prevention and control. Nursing homes and other group settings were considered especially vulnerable to


Two separate COVID-related wrongful death lawsuits against nursing home providers will determine if negligent providers gives immunity to nursing homes for abuse and neglect. Federal judges will decide the fate of thousands of neglected and abused victims. Justice delayed is justice denied. The nursing home industry claims that the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP)

AARP for Vaccines

“The drop in cases and deaths in nursing homes is welcome news,” said Lupe Wissel, AARP state director. “But the potential for the highly contagious Delta variant causing more harm to residents and staff is very real. We must do everything we can to keep residents and staff safe from the virus, which means encouraging

Deadly Fungus

Outbreaks The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported “superbug” outbreaks with patients that had invasive fungal infections that were impervious to all three major classes of medications. The fungus, Candida auris, is a harmful form of yeast that is dangerous to nursing home residents. Candida auris is difficult to detect and to control. The

Sexual Assault Indictment

A Sumter County Grand Jury indicted Towodi Shequoyah of exposing himself and attempting to sexually assault a resident at the nursing home. He was a caregiver at the facility. Shequoyah allegedly committed these sick acts in February 2021 while working in a Sumter nursing home. Officials said another employee saw Shequoyah in a 73-year-old woman’s

Support the Staff

Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society announced a vaccination mandate for all employees.  Good Samaritan is the largest non-profit multi-site senior care organization based on nursing care in the 2020. Randy Bury, president and CEO of Good Samaritan discussed the decision with McKnight’s Long-Term Care News. He insists the policy will help the chain attract and


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