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ON DUTY: From left, Kathleen Gerber, executive director at Cherry Hill Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation in Johnston; Donna LaBonte, a certified nursing assistant; and Dorothy Bishop, a medical technician, check computer records at the nursing home. Cherry Hill and most other Rhode Island nursing homes are struggling through financial difficulties made worse by a severe labor shortage. 

CODE RED: Amid closures, nursing homes fight for survival

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020, the staff at Cherry Hill Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Johnston...

Report: 87% of R.I. nursing homes at risk of closing

WARWICK – As many as 87% of nursing homes in Rhode Island are at financial risk of closure, according to a recent report commissioned...
ELDERWOOD AT RIVERSIDE, located at 100 Wampanoag Trail in East Providence, said it expects to end operations no later than May 31, 2022, and that the closure plans will impact 26 residents and 48 staff at the facility. / COURTESY ELDERWOOD

E.P. nursing home closing amid missing paychecks, safety violations

EAST PROVIDENCE – A 57-bed nursing home called Elderwood at Riverside says it’s closing down by the end of the month, after the R.I....

Senior care organizations signal alarm bell on staffing shortage

PROVIDENCE – Two senior care organizations say that the labor shortage hampering Rhode Island's long-term care facilities, made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic, has...
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