Tag: nursing home

an elderly man in a hospital bed

August 16, 2021

The state is moving to get shots out to people with compromised immune systems as quickly as possible.

a medical worker looks through a doorway at an elderly person laying in a bed

July 8, 2021

Republican lawmakers have been pushing for the review, alleging that seniors were put in harms way during the pandemic.

a woman leans over a hospital bed where an older person is connected to a ventilator

June 4, 2021

Some long-term care facilities failed to report deaths, while others were exempt. That may mean there were more deaths than we know about.

a woman in a mask shows an elderly woman photos on her phone

February 17, 2021

Michigan nursing homes are getting creative with efforts to provide connection for their residents.

a man receives a flu vaccine in his arm by a nurse

January 29, 2021

More than half of staff and residents of Michigan nursing homes have declined to be vaccinated against COVID. That makes lifting COVID restrictions unlikely.

a lonely old woman

January 27, 2021

Alzheimer’s deaths have risen 18% during the pandemic. Efforts to halt the spread of COVID may have contributed to the rise.

a woman sits with a man in full protective gear

December 28, 2020

Michigan will begin vaccinating these groups of people later this week.

a medical worker administers a COVID-19 test

November 30, 2020

The state’s health department is scrambling to get homes for the elderly and other adult care facilities up to speed with COVID testing requirements.

a woman sits with a man in full protective gear

October 22, 2020

Michigan health officials issued an emergency order Wednesday that will permit nursing homes and other long-term care facilities to allow indoor visits. Visitations have been largely forbidden during the COVID-19 pandemic due to the potential to infect people who are already at high risk for the illness. In September, Governor Gretchen Whitmer allowed outdoor visits […]

a medical worker looks through a doorway at an elderly person laying in a bed

September 17, 2020

Republican lawmakers argue the governor’s policies hurt nursing home residents. Official says the data shows differently.