nursing homes


$300 million for nursing homes is a head scratcher

BY: - November 29, 2021

Late last month, Republican state Rep. Sara Carruthers of Hamilton introduced House Bill 461, a bill designed to appropriate $300 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds as a one-time payment to Ohio nursing facilities. We all know that as people age, they need extra support. Nursing facilities are a key piece of the puzzle […]

Biden mandates vaccines in nursing homes, admonishes GOP governors on school masks

BY: - August 19, 2021

WASHINGTON — Nursing homes will be required to ensure their staffers are vaccinated against COVID-19, or risk losing federal Medicare and Medicaid dollars, the Biden administration announced Wednesday in a major move on vaccinations as the delta variant sweeps many states. President Joe Biden at a press conference also criticized Republican governors who have prohibited […]

Nursing home assn. gave $135k to dark money group tied to Householder bribery case

BY: - March 22, 2021

An entity representing Ohio’s nursing home industry contributed at least $135,000 to a political dark money group that has pleaded guilty to its role in an alleged racketeering scheme involving former House Speaker Larry Householder. The nonprofit 501(c)(4) entity, 55 Green Meadows, is affiliated with the Ohio Health Care Association — both groups share an […]

Their roommates had COVID-19. A nursing home kept them there anyway

BY: - January 25, 2021

It started Oct. 5 with a nurse feeling ill on her day off. By the time the COVID-19 outbreak at Crestview Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Services subsided late last year, 173 cases traced back to the Lancaster facility’s staff and occupants. State inspectors determined Crestview’s poor infection control practices allowed the virus to glide through […]

State won’t force nursing home workers to be vaccinated, but nursing homes can, DeWine says

BY: - January 6, 2021

Even though dismal rates of nursing home workers are accepting the coronavirus vaccine, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday said he would not force them to. He said, however, that nursing homes could implement such a requirement if they wanted to. The low rate of acceptance among nursing home staff has been getting a lot […]

60% of Ohio nursing home workers refuse vaccine

BY: - December 30, 2020

As the coronavirus vaccine dribbles out far more slowly than promised, many of the people who can get it are refusing to do so. Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday said that a whopping 60% of nursing home workers who have been offered the vaccine have refused it.  The news comes amid disappointing vaccination numbers across […]

New COVID-19 cases slow down over last month in Ohio

BY: - June 9, 2020

The rate of new COVID-19 cases in Ohio has trickled downward since early May, an analysis of state data shows. The 10-day average of new cases peaked on May 10 (excluding a surge largely attributable to mass testing in state prisons) at roughly 640. Today that figure is down to an average of 456 new […]

As 1,600 residents die, the nursing home industry fights for lawsuit protections

BY: - June 5, 2020

Betty Chisholm, 94, died of COVID-19 just after midnight on Easter Sunday. She was a resident of The Gardens of St. Francis, in Oregon, Ohio. Her son, Ken, a registered nurse, still has unanswered questions about how she died. If the facility was locked down, how did the virus get in and make it to […]

More than 2,000 COVID-19 cases in Ohio nursing homes; industry spokesman says that’s an undercount

BY: - April 30, 2020

The new coronavirus continues to ravage Ohio nursing homes and long-term care facilities, racking up at least 2,126 cumulative cases among residents and 872 among staff in two weeks, according to state data released Wednesday. Gov. Mike DeWine is set to begin phasing out some of the shutdowns imposed in March to slow the spread […]