More Families Sue Andover Nursing Home, Claiming Gross Negligence in Relatives’ Death from COVID

More Families Sue Andover Nursing Home, Claiming Gross Negligence in Relatives’ Death from COVID

Families Sue Nursing Home due to Negligence in Death from COVID: The lawsuit alleges nursing home neglect led to the rampant infection of the coronavirus that caused their loved ones’ wrongful death. A new lawsuit brought by 16 families of loved ones who died during a...
DOH Commissioner Defends NJ Nursing Home COVID Response

DOH Commissioner Defends NJ Nursing Home COVID Response

DOH Commissioner Defends NJ Nursing Home COVID Response: Amid ongoing claims that the state’s efforts fell short in combatting the COVID crisis in New Jersey’s long-term care facilities, Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli defended the state’s response to the...
Pandemic Restrictions to Be Relaxed for Fully Vaccinated Residents at NJ Nursing Homes

Pandemic Restrictions to Be Relaxed for Fully Vaccinated Residents at NJ Nursing Homes

Pandemic Restrictions Relaxed for Fully Vaccinated Nursing Home Residents: With an eye to supporting residents’ physical, mental, and emotional health, a new DOH directive signals a return to normal. The continued decline of new COVID cases and hospitalizations and...
Plummeting Nursing Home Occupancy Rates Raise Quality of Care Questions

Plummeting Nursing Home Occupancy Rates Raise Quality of Care Questions

Plummeting Nursing Home Occupancy Rates Raise Quality of Care Questions The pandemic sent the median occupancy rate in American nursing homes plummeting, and with no return to pre-pandemic rates in sight, experts fear resident care will suffer, says an AARP article....
Federal Appeals Court Says State Pandemic Lawsuits Can Proceed against Two NJ Nursing Homes

Federal Appeals Court Says State Pandemic Lawsuits Can Proceed against Two NJ Nursing Homes

State Pandemic Lawsuits Proceed against NJ Nursing Homes: Rejecting the operator’s claim that pandemic lawsuits should be heard in federal court, a federal appeals court ruled that the negligence claims brought against two New Jersey nursing homes should proceed in...
Emergency Regulation Mandates COVID-19 Vaccines for Nursing Home Workers

Emergency Regulation Mandates COVID-19 Vaccines for Nursing Home Workers

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Nursing Home Workers, non-compliant facilities will lose federal Medicare and Medicaid funding. According to the Associated Press, the Biden administration has announced an emergency regulation requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all...