Nursing homes to get $30M boost

ELDERWOOD AT RIVERSIDE nursing home in East Providence closed permanently at the end of May, but the remaining nursing homes in Rhode Island will be receiving some financial help from the state in the coming month. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Rhode Island’s nursing home industry has been ravaged during the COVID-19 pandemic, but some financial help appears to be on the way. The state budget proposal approved by the House on June 16 earmarked $30 million of Rhode Island’s American Rescue Plan Act funds to help bail out the state’s 80 nursing homes, which have

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