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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...

Nursing home staffing bill passes R.I. Senate

PROVIDENCE – Legislation requiring a set number of hours of daily care for nursing home residents and a pay raise for certified nursing assistants...

Nursing homes to allow essential caregivers to take care of residents

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Friday that the R.I. Department of Health gave the green light to nursing homes to allow essential...
LEAD INVESTIGATOR: Vincent Mor, a health services professor at Brown University’s School of Public Health, is overseeing a team of researchers who will be tracking potential side effects of the COVID-19 vaccines on nursing home residents.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Brown researchers to track COVID-19 vaccine effects on elderly

As federal authorities begin the distribution of COVID-19 vaccine nationwide, local public health leaders are developing ways to track potential side effects. Brown University’s School...
YOUTH MOVEMENT: Jamie Sanford is one of the youngest nursing home administrators in the state. She’s 37. Most other administrators are nearing retirement age, and the industry is concerned about finding future staffers.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Nursing homes struggle to fill staffing positions

While attending a nursing home industry event more than a year ago, Jamie Sanford came to a startling realization: Sanford, 37, was the youngest...

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