Archive for Tag: long-term care facilities

DePhillips outraged Murphy administration won’t testify during hearings examining oversight breakdowns at long-term care facilities

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips, who will be participating at today’s Assembly hearings into the Murphy administration’s handling of New Jersey’s long-term care facilities, issued a statement in advance. “I am angry we are having this hearing today without a single live witness from the Department of Health...

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GOP lawmakers say Democrats shouldn’t prioritize prisoners over elderly, should hold Murphy accountable

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblymen Erik Peterson and Robert Auth want Democrats to start showing the same care for the elderly, the most vulnerable population to Covid-19, as they have for prisoners. Though there w as a hearing Wednesday on how prisoners were handled in response to the pandemic, there...

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GOP caucus requests forming Assembly committee to investigate failures at nursing homes

 TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Republican caucus sent a letter (click here for PDF) to Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin Thursday supporting a select committee with subpoena power to investigate the loss of life in New Jersey’s long-term care facilities. The full text of the letter is below: Dear Speaker...

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Dancer bill creates commission to study long-term care facilities’ response to coronavirus, encourage home health care

TRENTON, N.J. – Almost half of all state deaths related to Covid-19 have occurred in nursing homes. Seventy-four percent of all nursing homes and long-term care facilities have reported viral outbreaks. “The number of cases and deaths occurring at long-term care facilities and veterans homes make it very clear...

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Force nursing homes to comply with coronavirus notification requirements says Rooney

WAYNE, N.J. – Amid reports that the state’s long-term care facilities are failing to properly notify staff, caregivers and families of COVID-19 outbreaks, Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney is calling on the Department of Health to force compliance with their updated directives and state law. Under state law that went...

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