'No One Else Is Willing To Take That Vaccine': Committee Hears Concerns About Plunging Staff Levels Over Mandate"At our facility, we currently have a 40% to 45% vaccination rate for staff,” certified nursing assistant Abbie Tiemann said. “We’ve come to the point where no one else is willing to take that vaccine. I am one of them."
Animatronic Pets Providing Sense Of Companionship To Senior Community ResidentsFour animatronic pets now call Tradition Independent and Assisted Living in Brooklyn Park home.
New COVID-19 Guidelines For Assisted Living Facilities Allows In-Person VisitsStarting Saturday, people living in Minnesota long-term care facilities will be able to connect with loved ones in a way they haven't for several months.
Minnesota Eases Visits To Long-Term Care Facility ResidentsMinnesota health officials rolled back rules Monday that prevented many families from visiting their loved ones in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities because of the coronavirus pandemic.
How Coronavirus Ravaged America's Nursing Homes: 'We've Gone From Long Term Care To Carnage In Five Months'Nursing homes all over the country were ravaged by COVID-19. AARP's Elaine M. Ryan shares her thoughts on the failures in care that occurred for seniors and the future of nursing homes.
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.
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.
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 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: 13th Victim Of COVID-19 Reported At Catholic EldercareCatholic Eldercare notified families of residents and said it is isolating those who have contracted the virus in a designated section of the 174-bed nursing home.
Coronavirus Updates: Minneapolis Mayor Signs Emergency Regulations For Congregate Care FacilitiesThe city of Minneapolis is taking action to protect people living in congregate care facilities.
Nursing Home Closures Putting Pressure On Rural Economies Dozens of nursing homes have closed in rural Minnesota in the past two decades, putting pressure on the small communities that rely on them for care, income and revenue.
Feds Say 11 Minnesota Nursing Homes Need Greater OversightEleven Minnesota nursing homes are on a list of facilities cited by federal officials for patterns of health and safety violations.
New Hope Nursing Home Abuse Caught On CameraNew Hope authorities are considering criminal charges against two former nursing home employees after family members set up hidden "granny cams" to record physical abuse.