(ALBANY, N.Y.) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Tuesday night repealing a law that protected health care facilities, including hospitals and nursing homes, and their employees from coronavirus lawsuits. The Emergency or Disaster Treatment Protection Act was enacted last year in the... Read More.
By STEPHANIE EBBS and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The federal government announced Wednesday that its rules for visiting nursing homes are being relaxed, citing a rise in vaccination numbers among the population.The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare... Read More.
By LAURA ROMERO and DR. JAY BHATT, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- After more than 11 months of isolation, the dining room at John Knox Village was filled with laughter and joy last week. Residents of the independent 430-bed nursing facility in a... Read More.
BY: AARON KATERSKY, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — The FBI and federal prosecutors in Brooklyn are investigating Gov. Andrew Cuomo's coronavirus task force with a particular focus on his administration's handling of nursing homes early in the coronavirus pandemic, two sources familiar with... Read More.
By MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Georgia lawmakers are proposing a new bill that will allow families to reunite with their sick and elderly loved ones in hospitals and nursing homes during the pandemic.Across the country, hospitals and long-term... Read More.
By LAURA ROMERO, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Before the coronavirus pandemic, Marcella Goheen would visit her husband at a nursing home every day. As an essential care visitor, she would spend about 40 hours a week conducting neurotherapy and other assisted living... Read More.
By LAURA ROMERO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- As the coronavirus spread in the early months of the pandemic, the nation's nursing homes become a hotspot for the disease -- but in New York state, a new report says the toll... Read More.
By LAURA ROMERO, DR. JAY BHATT, and HALLEY FREGER, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- As officials push to make sure there are enough COVID-19 vaccines to inoculate the nation's vulnerable long-term care residents, many nursing homes are facing the opposite challenge: how... Read More.
By LAURA ROMERO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout reaches residents of nursing homes across the country, long-term care advocates remain concerned that many of the nation's most vulnerable citizens -- who are living in similar, high-risk... Read More.
By ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(ATLANTA) -- A Georgia nursing home where a COVID-19 outbreak started after Thanksgiving has been forced to reschedule its first round of vaccines.So far, 108 residents and 36 staff members have gotten sick, the... Read More.
By LAURA ROMERO and MATTHEW MOSK, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- For many of the nation's elderly nursing home residents, the arrival Wednesday of the coronavirus vaccine represents the first glimmer of hope following a long, painful year -- but experts say significant... Read More.
By JULIA JACOBO, ABC News (UNIONTOWN, Pa.) -- The National Guard has been brought in to assist a Pennsylvania nursing home experiencing an alarming spike in COVID-19 cases.On Dec. 1, the Mount Saint Macrina Manor in Uniontown reported that several residents... Read More.