Across different chains and in different parts of the country, these stories varied in severity but were basically the same. Short staffing, low pay, no respect. It’s true, they would all be financially better off flipping burgers. But why? It may be true that as a nation we value a well-cooked burger over safe elder care. Still, it’s far easier to find a fast food worker than a CNA. It costs a CNA about $1,500 to get certified and takes roughly three months of school. Turnover in the industry is high. Every staffing coordinator will tell you these workers are in demand, so why do they make so little? … [Read more...] about Nursing Home Workers Were Underpaid, Overworked, and Denied PPE. And Then COVID Hit.
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In response to a request for comment from The Daily Beast, an HHS spokesperson said that the department “acted swiftly to deliver urgently needed funding to our frontline healthcare providers,” noting that nursing homes were eligible for some $62 billion in relief alongside hospitals, clinics, and other health care providers. HHS, said the spokesperson, has been “transparent and upfront” about getting funds more immediately to facilities that depend less on revenue from Medicare and Medicaid payments, like many nursing homes do. With respect to its communication with lawmakers, the spokesperson said HHS continues to “maintain an open line of communication with Members of Congress, including holding briefings for members of both the House and Senate and working with members on a daily basis, while helping coordinate the response to the public health emergency.” … [Read more...] about Rage Builds as Feds Slow-Walk COVID Nursing Home Cash
An Aug. 8 notice states that the court discovered that SDWR's "assets may be recovered by the trustee" and individuals must fill out and submit a Proof of Claim from the Clerk of the Court by Nov. 11, as Morgan explained. He added, however, that it is a "strong possibility" all recovered assets go to the Internal Revenue Service rather than individuals. … [Read more...] about Families fear service-dog nonprofit scammed them out of thousands of dollars
The legislation comes as House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPessimism grows as hopes fade for coronavirus deal Trump acknowledged downplaying COVID-19 threat, says Woodward book The Hill's Campaign Report: Woodward's bombshells l Biden clobbers Trump in fundraising l Democrats swamp the airwaves MORE (D-Calif.) said climate change would get an early focus in Democrats' 2021 agenda. … [Read more...] about Democrats push resolution to battle climate change, sluggish economy and racial injustice
In October 2013, Gamboa flew with her mother from Caracas to Miami, but when she tried to fly from Florida to Cleveland, the airline wouldn’t let her onto a commercial flight with her supplemental oxygen. They put her in an air ambulance, and during the journey Gamboa remembers the tightness in her throat due to the hardened skin in her esophagus caused by scleroderma, as well as fear for her future. But she mostly remembers feeling concern for her mother, who remained by her side but couldn’t understand nurses’ explanations in foreign English. One nurse offered her solace. … [Read more...] about Woman who sold handmade bracelets to fund double lung transplant raising money for other patients