Stories tagged: "nursing homes"


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."

Left: Glacier Hills care and rehabilitation center in Ann Arbor (Photo via Facebook). Right: Tara Barber said her husband Tom was known for his glowing smile. (Photo courtesy of Tara Barber)
My Husband Died of COVID-19 as a Nursing Home Patient. Here’s My Advice to Families.

Michigander Tara Barber was separated from her husband Tom since COVID-19 sent the state into lockdown. Here's a look into her battle between logic and emotion surrounding her husband’s death.

In this Friday, June 5, 2020 photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks in Lansing, Mich. Gov. Whitmer said Friday that barbershops and other personal-care businesses can reopen across Michigan on June 15, while those businesses and places like gyms and movie theaters that were shut down for months to curb the coronavirus can restart in northern Michigan next week. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, Pool)
Michigan Is Going to Test All of the State’s Nursing Homes for COVID

Nursing homes are tied to a third of all COVID-19 deaths across the state. Michigan’s health department is making moves to control the virus among home residents and staff.