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Nearly half of Ohio’s nursing home workers remain unvaccinated for COVID

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio Health Care Association reports just over 55% of workers in the nursing homes it represents are vaccinated against COVID-19, despite efforts to educate and encourage workers to get the shots. Now, the Biden administration is going to require all nursing home workers that receive federal funds to… Read More

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Bill Would Allow Ohio Nursing Home Residents To Have Security Cameras

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Many Ohioans have security cameras inside their homes but Ohio law prohibits residents who live in assisted living or long-term care nursing facilities from having them. A bill has been proposed in the Ohio Legislature to change that. Democratic State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) said her bill would allow residents… Read More

Ohio Department of Aging Director Ursel McElroy joined Gov. Mike and Fran DeWine for the first COVID vaccine among Ohio nursing home residents, at the Crown Point Care Center in Columbus in December.

Ohio Posts List Of Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Sites Not Disclosing Vaccine Info

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — There have been more than 6,900 COVID deaths in Ohio nursing homes – 38% of all the deaths in the state. Now Gov. Mike DeWine made public a list of nursing homes and assisted living facilities that have not asked for the vaccine or said their staff and residents… Read More

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New Order Requires Nursing Homes To Allow Visits In Most Cases

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Currently in Ohio, nursing home visitors need to be screened for COVID-19 symptoms at the front door, need to sign in, wear masks and schedule those visits in advance. But there’s a new state order meant to ensure visitors are more common in those nursing facilities. Gov. Mike DeWine said the new order… Read More

In this March 6, 2020, photo, tissues, gloves, and masks greet visitors at the South Shore Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center, in Rockland, Mass.

Gov. DeWine Reminds Nursing Homes To Allow Compassionate Care Visits

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Gov. Mike DeWine is sending a letter to all Ohio’s nursing homes to make sure they’re clear on the federal government’s guidelines for visitations, which remain heavily restricted nearly a year into the pandemic. One of the state’s first actions when the COVID-19 pandemic began last March was to limit entry at… Read More

Signs reading "We're all in this together" decorate the windows of a nursing home facility in northeast Columbus.

Proposed Budget Gives Ohio Department Of Health More Power To Shutter “Unsafe” Nursing Homes

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — More than half of the state’s COVID-19 deaths coming from nursing homes. So those and other long term care facilities are getting a lot of attention in the new state budget. The Patient Protection proposal in the budget would give the Ohio Department of Health the power to shut down nursing… Read More

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DeWine: COVID Vaccines Mishandled In 5 NE Ohio Nursing Homes

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WVXU) — Some patients at five nursing homes in Northeast Ohio will have to repeat their COVID-19 vaccinations after Walgreens informed the state that some doses weren’t stored at the right temperature, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Tuesday. “Vaccines were given – and there is no harm to anyone – but these vaccinations will… Read More

The entrance to Continuing Health Care in Gahanna, where two staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 tests, but no residents have.

‘Inconsistent Results’ Reported In Ohio’s Assisted Living COVID-19 Testing Program

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The state is pausing a widespread COVID-19 testing program at assisted living facilities due to what Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) called “inconsistent results” with the baseline saliva kits. Ohio started conducting baseline saliva testing this week at assisted living facilities. DeWine said the testing will give the centers a… Read More

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West Virginia Allows Nursing Home Visits To Resume

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Nursing home visits are being allowed again in West Virginia as the state focuses on outbreaks of the coronavirus in individual county populations without clamping down on areas without them. But Gov. Jim Justice warns that the visits could end quickly in some places if further outbreaks occur within nursing homes… Read More

The entrance to Continuing Health Care in Gahanna, where two staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 tests, but no residents have.

Ohio’s Nursing Homes Are Running Out Of Personal Protective Equipment

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio’s nursing homes don’t have enough personal protective equipment to last another week. That’s the finding from a federal agency that deals with Medicare and Medicaid services. A spokesman for a union that represents health care workers in nursing homes says those facilities have been hit the hardest by… Read More

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Facing Loss Of Ohio National Guard Help, Nursing Homes Taking On Testing

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Three quarters of Ohio’s confirmed COVID-19 deaths are from its nursing homes. Nationwide, more than 40% of coronavirus deaths are linked to long term care facilities. The nation’s nursing homes lobbying group has written to Ohio’s Mike DeWine and other governors, warning that without action now there will be more outbreaks, especially… Read More

An Ohio National Guard soldier watches a forklift move a load of personal protective equipment as part of a mission in April. This was one of several pandemic-related assignments the Guard has been deployed on since March.

DeWine Says Testing Will Continue At Nursing Homes Without National Guard Help

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Nearly three quarters of all confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Ohio have been in nursing homes. Ohio National Guard personnel have been helping with testing in long term care facilities, but the funding for them to continue that and other pandemic related missions runs out in a month. Guard personnel have been… Read More

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Nursing Home Residents Still Majority Of Ohio’s Coronavirus Deaths

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New data shows that coronavirus deaths in nursing homes continue to make up the vast majority of pandemic fatalities in Ohio. Wednesday marks at least the fifth week in a row that seven of every 10 COVID-19 deaths have involved long-term care residents, according to state records. Health Department statistics say… Read More

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine

Ohio’s Long-Term Care Facilities Will Restart Visitation In June

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCPN) — Gov. Mike DeWine is beginning to loosen restrictions on assisted living facilities and homes for the developmentally disabled. Starting June 8, residents at those two types of long-term care facilities can meet with visitors outdoors, the governor announced Thursday. “We now have now have gone on several months and we know that it’s… Read More

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Ohio National Guard Deploys to Test Nursing Home, Congregate Care Staff and Residents for COVID-19

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio National Guard will deploy across the state beginning this week to help expand COVID-19 testing at Ohio’s 960 nursing homes. Gov. Mike DeWine announced the effort during his regular coronavirus briefing. Guard members would work as part of more than a dozen so-called Congregate Care Unified Response teams… Read More

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Smile Mail Shortens Social Distance for Seniors in Nursing Homes

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) —  COVID-19 related deaths in nursing homes accounts for 40% of all the COVID-19 related deaths in Ohio . Nationwide, COVID-19 related deaths in nursing homes account for one-third of all U.S. deaths, according to data collected by the New York Times. Potential underlying health conditions of older populations, as well as living… Read More

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Ohio Nursing Homes Report 276 Deaths

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The state has now added deaths from COVID-19 in nursing homes to its coronavirus tracking website – confirming that nearly 300 people have died of the disease in those facilities. 276 deaths are reported in nursing homes in 29 counties. Pete Van Runkle with the Ohio Health Care Association, which… Read More

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Nursing Homes Group Wants Mass Testing in Long-Term Care Facilities

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Mass testing in three Ohio prisons has turned up 3,853 coronavirus cases among inmates and 379 prison workers, showing how fast the virus can spread in congregate settings. Now the state’s long term care providers are hoping for the same thing in more than a thousand nursing homes, assisted living… Read More

Treyton Oak Towers, a senior living facility in Louisville where at least nine residents have died from coronavirus.

Coronavirus Takes a Terrible Toll on Ohio Valley Nursing Homes

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (OVR) — The coronavirus is taking a terrible toll on nursing homes in the Ohio Valley. Well over a thousand residents and staff at nursing homes and long-term care facilities in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia have tested positive for coronavirus, and dozens have died from COVID-19. Residents in these facilities are already… Read More

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DeWine Orders Ban on Visitors at Nursing Homes, State’s Psychiatric Hospitals

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Gov. Mike DeWine has ordered a ban on visitors at Ohio nursing homes and in the state’s psychiatric hospitals. DeWine says nursing homes requested the ban because of the vulnerability of elderly people and those with compromised immune systems to COVID-19. “No one knows the safety of their patients better than the nursing homes themselves,”… Read More