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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. 
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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...
Shuttered: Elderwood at Riverside, in East Providence, last month became the fifth nursing home in the state to close since the pandemic began in 2020. 
COURTESY ELDERWOOD 
AT RIVERSIDE

Nursing homes in peril across R.I. need a financial lifeline

The worst of the deadly health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic may be behind us, but nursing homes across the state continue to be...

WalletHub: R.I. 9th best state in nation for nurses

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was ranked the ninth best state in the nation for nurses, according to a WalletHub study released Tuesday. WalletHub, a personal...

McKee issues executive order to aid staffing issues at R.I. nursing...

PROVIDENCE – Due to continued stresses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Daniel J. McKee issued an executive order on Friday that would provide...

State taking extra COVID safety measures at nursing homes and assisted...

PROVIDENCE – In an effort to keep residents, visitors and staffers safe, Gov. Daniel J. McKee and the R.I. Department of Health announced new...
THE RHODE ISLAND SENIOR AGENDA COALITION has hired Bernard Beaudreau to replace William Flynn as the organization's executive director. / COURTESY OF SENIOR AGENDA COALITION OF RHODE ISLAND

Senior Agenda Coalition of R.I. hires Beaudreau as executive director

PROVIDENCE – The Senior Agenda Coalition of Rhode Island, an organization advocating on behalf of the state's senior population, has hired Bernard J. Beaudreau...

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...

Should Gov. Daniel J. McKee allow some exemptions to a COVID-19...

The Rhode Island Partnership for Home Care is projecting hundreds of resignations from home care nurses, allied health professionals, social workers, physical therapists, occupational...

Healthcentric Advisors to lead virtual COVID-19 learning collaborative for nursing homes

PROVIDENCE – Healthcentric Advisors, a Providence-based company specializing in health care improvement through data analysis and education, has been awarded a $600,000 federal contract...

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