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Pa. launches program to vaccinate more nursing home residents

A recent department survey of Pennsylvania’s long-term care facilities showed that nearly 80% of residents and 50% of staffers have been vaccinated.

By Aaron Moselle/WHYY

Vaccinated, but still restricted: Long-term care facilities in Pa. cautious to return to normal

Long-term care facilities were prioritized for vaccinations, and at this point the Pennsylvania Department of Health reports that 95% of them have held at least one vaccine clinic, or have a plan to hold these clinics. 

By Sarah Boden/WESA

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Pennsylvania extends nursing-home virus response program

Pennsylvania will extend a key feature of its response to coronavirus outbreaks in nursing homes, albeit on a scaled-down model after federal funding ran out in December.

By The Associated Press

Former western Pa. nursing home administrator indicted on federal fraud, conspiracy charges

A federal grand jury has indicted the former administrator of a local nursing home, alleging that the administrator directed employees to over-report their hours in order to satisfy federal staffing requirements.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

After losing 70 residents to COVID-19, Centre Crest Nursing Home gets vaccines

According to the state Department of Health, there have been 203 resident cases at Centre Crest and 106 cases among staff. All told, 70 residents died from COVID-19.

By Anne Danahy/WPSU

Updated: December 8, 2020 | 4:44 pm

Nursing home industry: Pennsylvania illegally withheld funds

The lawsuit, filed in state court and announced Tuesday, contended the Department of Human Services is refusing to provide supplemental payments to nursing homes as required by law, depriving them of crucial funding to fight the pandemic.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Nearly 90% of residents at Centre County nursing home test positive for COVID-19

Centre Crest said it’s testing all residents once a week and that it has adequate testing resources and personal protective equipment.

By Min Xian/WPSU