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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. 
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...

RIHCA urges suspension of nursing home minimum staffing law

PROVIDENCE – According to the Rhode Island Health Care Association, nursing homes in the Ocean State are about to face millions in fines for...
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....
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 
THE BAR ON RESIDENT CARE

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...
FINANCIAL WOES: Jennifer Romagnolo, administrator at Village House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Newport, says she is concerned about the effects of a new minimum-staffing mandate state officials are drafting. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Staffing mandate worries nursing home operators

Jennifer Romagnolo is used to paying her bills on time – both in her personal life and in her role as administrator for the...
ON DUTY: Dawn Auclair, a certified nursing assistant at Hopkins Manor in North Providence, says her family asks her not to go work because of the dangers surrounding COVID-19, but she’s passionate about her job and the residents who live there.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Survival mode: Nursing homes under growing pressure as COVID-19 cases climb...

Tonya Landry was able to keep COVID-19 out of her nursing home in the spring. She hasn’t been as lucky this fall. Landry is the...
Scott Fraser is CEO and president of the Rhode Island Health Care Association, a trade group representing 64 nursing homes in the state.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Lead the charge toward change

Scott Fraser | CEO and president, Rhode Island Health Care Association Stepping into this role 22 months ago, no one could have imagined that helping...

Providence nursing home workers begin three-day strike

PROVIDENCE – More than 40 nursing home workers lined both sides of Dodge Street in front of Bannister Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in...

R.I. legislators signal their support for nursing home workers’ plans to...

PROVIDENCE – A number of Rhode Island legislators and community organizations signaled their support on Thursday morning for nursing home workers' plans to strike...

23 R.I. nursing homes cited for infection-control violations prior to COVID-19...

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-three Rhode Island nursing homes have been cited for infection-control and prevention violations over the past two years, including 11 that have...
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