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CHANGE OF PLANS: Jamie Sanford, left, administrator of Linn Health & Rehabilitation in East Providence, and Richard Gamache, center, Aldersbridge Communities CEO, in May check on Elsie Ann Linde, 89, who had moved into rooms at Linn that have been converted to assisted living. Since then, the nursing home had to close but administrators are still awaiting approval to open a memory and dementia care unit.  
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Struggling nursing homes mull change in direction to save themselves

Richard Gamache was armed with a plan to save his nursing home this spring. The question was if he had enough time to put...
UNCERTAIN FUTURE: Brian Huempfer, a physical therapist, works with Helen Kandiuk, a resident at Briarcliffe Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in Johnston. The nursing home’s owner isn’t sure its current model of operation is sustainable. 
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State must help accelerate new nursing home models

State leaders have begun to respond to the pleas for help from struggling nursing homes, but the money will only buy time for an...

General Assembly passes creation of nursing home workforce standards advisory board

PROVIDENCE – The General Assembly approved legislation Thursday that would establish a 13-member advisory board to keep state leaders informed on the conditions of...
WITNESS TO CHANGE: Ann Lancellotti, a retired nurse who spent 20 years working in Rhode Island nursing homes, says she saw a change in the treatment of staff and patients as family-owned facilities started disappearing. 
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Family-run nursing homes are quickly disappearing

Keeping a nursing home running is no easy feat, but it’s an even greater challenge for family-owned facilities to stay afloat. As nursing homes throughout...

Linn Health to close nursing home in July; 48 patients to...

EAST PROVIDENCE – After implementing a “Hail Mary” plan to save its nursing home, Linn Health & Rehabilitation will be closing its doors in...
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Nursing home chain owners charged with stealing $83M in Medicaid money

PROVIDENCE – The owners of a Centers Health Care were charged on Wednesday in a massive fraud scheme that allegedly siphoned off $83 million...

2 Rhode Island nursing homes file for receivership, citing ‘inability to...

PROVIDENCE – Two Rhode Island nursing homes have filed for receivership, declaring their “inability to pay debts as they come due.”   However, neither residents nor...

Do state leaders need to provide more financial support to Rhode...

The 120-bed Charlesgate Nursing Center in Providence in May announced plans to close. If the state does not intervene, it would be the sixth...
THE FORMER Elderwood nursing home in East Providence closed in May 2022, one of numerous nursing homes in Rhode Island to shutter under financial difficulties since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020. PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Nursing homes not hopeful relief coming from state leaders

With only a month left in the legislative session, state leaders appear no closer to solving the unprecedented crisis facing Rhode Island’s nursing homes. Bleeding...

Nursing homes need more state help

As summer approaches, John E. Gage is again sounding the alarm about the precarious financial condition of nursing homes across the state. The timing...
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