Archive for Tag: veterans homes

DiMaio says restitution for veterans Covid deaths doesn’t equal resolution

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader-Elect John DiMaio says the state’s settlement with 119 families of veterans who died of Covid-19 in state-run homes is a first step, not a substitution for answers and accountability. “It is rather convenient that this news breaks just as the governor jets off...

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Dancer introduces pro-veteran bills increasing oversight in state-run homes and more

TRENTON, N.J. – Protecting vulnerable veterans in state-run homes is a top priority for Assemblyman Ron Dancer who introduced several bills on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day that advance veterans’ safety, health and housing. His first bill (A5108) would create an independent inspector general to investigate complaints concerning policies and...

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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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