Stories tagged: "nursing homes"

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This New Bill Would Let Michiganders Get 4-Year Nursing Degrees at Community Colleges

Michigan has a nursing shortage, and burnout is higher than ever. This creative approach could attract more people to the profession.

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New Legislation Would Protect Older Michiganders from Abuse by Conservators

More than a hundred Michiganders studied the issue of elder abuse for two years. Now, they're ready to make their recommendations.

Many of Michigan's elderly nursing home residents cannot accept visitors. Photo via Shutterstock.
Michigan’s Massive Nursing Home Vaccination Success May Help Reunite Families

Visitation rules for nursing homes are being revised thanks to the successful efforts to vaccinate Michiganders in long-term care.

FILE - In a June 17, 2020, file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer has extended Michigan's coronavirus emergency through Sept. 4, enabling her to keep in place restrictions designed to curb COVID-19. The Democratic governor on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, pointed to an uptick in cases. Since nearly two months ago, the seven-day statewide average is up six-fold, to about 700. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)
Michigan’s 2021 Budget Is In. These Are the 10 Things You Need to Know.

More of Michigan’s professionals will get hazard pay this year. Plus, job training, a free tuition program, and widespread mental health services for residents.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (AP Photo/Paul Sancya File)
Michigan Nursing Homes Not Following COVID Safety Measures Face 90 Days in Jail

Attorney General Dana Nessel will be prosecuting nursing homes and long-term care facilities that refuse executive orders on coronavirus safety.

Reps. Laurie Pohutsky and Ryan Berman discussing the state of nursing homes during the pandemic. Photos via MI House TV.
WATCH: State Reps Clash Over Coronavirus Cases in Michigan’s Nursing Homes

Michigan's most vulnerable residents are dying from the coronavirus at alarming rates. Here's why Reps Laurie Pohutsky and Ryan Berman got into a heated debate about what to do about it.

Many of Michigan's elderly nursing home residents cannot accept visitors. Photo via Shutterstock.
Testing for Everyone: A Look at How Gov. Whitmer Is Protecting Michiganders in Nursing Homes

Michigander Brianna Patman says the move could help facilities "actually take care of the people they’ve committed to take care of."