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Nursing homes to get $30M boost

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...
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. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

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...
A NEW STAFFING MANDATE TAKING EFFECT at Rhode Island nursing homes on Jan. 1, 2022, needs a one-year pause due to a staffing shortage, nursing home industry groups said. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Nursing homes seek 1-year pause on Jan. staffing mandate

PROVIDENCE – Amid an ongoing staffing shortage that’s been fueled by the pandemic, Rhode Island nursing homes say they would need to hire 475...
RAISE THE BAR ON RESIDENT CARE members call for wage increases and staffing improvements outside the Bannister Center for Rehabilitation and Health Care in Providence in 2019. / COURTESY RAISE 
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Advocates for seniors: Wage boost needed for care workers as ‘age...

Rhode Island is facing an “age wave” that could overwhelm its long-term elder care system if wages are not increased to entice more workers...

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...

For big R.I. firms, Biden mandate doesn’t change vaccine plans

Many Rhode Island companies that have already committed to COVID-19 vaccine mandates say they’re sticking with their deadlines rather than waiting for President Joe...
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