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Following President Joe Biden’s announcement that nursing home workers will be required to get vaccinated, some fear it will cause staff to leave the already understaffed industry. According to the state's vaccine dashboard, only about half of Indiana’s long-term care workers are currently vaccinated.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — At least 50,000 nursing home staff, home health aides and other direct care workers in Michigan will lose a $2 hourly pandemic pay raise next week if the Republican-led Legislature and Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer do not enact COVID-19 relief aid. Disability advocates are sounding the alarm ahead of lawmakers’ return to session Tuesday. Some Medicaid-funded caregivers, including those who help people in their homes, first got the wage hike last April through an order issued by the governor.

Treva Steele visited her father every day after he moved to Greenwood Healthcare Center in Greenwood, Indiana, in February. Joe Barton, who was 73, was recovering from open heart surgery and on a ventilator.   

On one of her visits, Steele walked into his room and saw him gasping for air. Soon, staff were performing CPR.  

“He was basically dying in the bed in front of me,” Steele says.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana health leaders say they're working to determine why a federal report found about 200 more coronavirus-related deaths among the state’s nursing home residents than state officials had tallied. A federal report released Monday listed 1,141 total COVID-19 deaths among nursing home residents as of May 24. That number 21% more than the 945 such deaths reported this week by the Indiana State Department of Health.

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Health officials with the St. Joe County Health Dept. in South Bend issued new information about total deaths and cases, including revelations about the extent of an outbreak at one long-term care facility. 

11 Virus Deaths At One Central Indiana Nursing Home

Apr 7, 2020
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The state health commissioner says 11 residents of a central Indiana nursing home have died from COVID-19.

Dr. Kristina Box said Monday that in addition to the 11 dead at the Bethany Pointe Health Campus in Anderson, three workers there have been hospitalized, including two in critical condition.

She says the state is helping to transfer residents there without COVID-19 symptoms to another skilled nursing home.