Coronavirus (MN): MDH To Allow Controlled Visits From Family, Friends At Lower Risk Long-Term Care FacilitiesThe Minnesota Department of Health has announced “cautious steps” being made in further loosening some long-term care (LTC) restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus (MN): Progress Made In Long-Term Care Battle Plan, But 'There's Still More Work To Do'Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, along with state health leaders, announced Tuesday that progress has been made since the long-term care “battle plan” was implemented in early May.
St. Paul Nursing Home Workers To Strike Monday, Demanding Better Pay And BenefitsThe healthcare workers have bargained with their employer seven times over the last six months, and still remain divided on issues.
COVID-19 In Minnesota: Long-Term Care Facilities, Adult Day Programs, Some Libraries Set To ReopenStarting Monday, several Hennepin County libraries will begin offering "grab and go" services in-person. Day programs will also resume for adults with disabilities, and long-term care facilities will be allowed to have some visitors again.
Health Officials Release Guidelines For Outdoor Visits At Long-Term Care FacilitiesState officials released guidelines Thursday for outdoor visits at long-term care facilities.
New Visiting Guidelines For Window Visits At Long-Term Care FacilitiesMinnesota's long-term care facilities are getting on the same page to deal with one of the most heartbreaking factors of the COVID-19 pandemic: social isolation.
New Data Shows Complete COVID-19 Situation At State, National Long-Term Care FacilitiesThe data includes the names of each facility in the state with at least one COVID-19 case, along with how many have died from the virus, and the number of sick staff.
Hundreds Of Isolated Seniors, Patients Now Connecting To Loved Ones With Donated TabletsLast month, WCCO reported on a group trying to bridge the gap by donating tablets to hospitals so patients could video call their families. Just weeks later, hundreds now have the power to do just that.
'You Can't Make This Up': Ellsworth Teens To Be Honored By White House For Nursing Home WorkTwo western Wisconsin high school seniors are heading to Washington D.C. because of their good deed in a nursing home.
Coronavirus Response: Minnesota National Guard Begins Assisting Long-Term Care FacilitiesThe Minnesota National Guard is now assisting long-term care facilities experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks.
'She Needs To Be In A Place Like This': With Mom In COVID-19 Hot Spot Nursing Home, Son Puts Hope In State's New PlanEighty-percent of Minnesota's deaths have been reported in nursing homes and long-term care facilities.
Coronavirus Updates: Gov. Walz Announces ‘Battle Plan’ To Protect Long-Term Care Residents, WorkersMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz has announced a “battle plan” to protect those living and working in long-term care (LTC) facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus In MN: 2nd New Hope Care Facility Sees Dozens Of Resident DeathsA New Hope nursing home that has been a repeat violator of care standards has become the site of one of the state's largest coronavirus outbreaks with 44 deaths and another 68 residents sickened by COVID-19.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Pandemic Aggravates Minnesota Care Center Staffing ShortagesThe head of an industry group said on Friday that a few aren’t sure how they’re going to get through the weekend.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: State Sen. Housley Calls For Universal COVID-19 Testing For Care Center Residents, StaffState Sen. Karin Housley called on state leaders Tuesday to do more to implement universal testing for all residents and staff at long-term care facilities, and to bring in the National Guard to help if needed.