RIHCA is advocating for our workers and residents during these unprecedented times. See recent news below.

February 21, 2022: RI State Budget Must Address Long Term Care Staffing Crisis

January 25, 2022: Another State Agrees To Short Term Regulatory Relief

January 21, 2022: McKee Issues 1-Month Moratorium on Nursing Home Staffing Mandate

January 5, 2022: Nursing Home Crisis Trickles Down to Hospitals 

January 3, 2022: COVID-Positive Employees Can Work After Eleanor Slate Hospital Declares Staffing Crisis 
 
2021 Archived Press Releases and News Stories 
 
December 22, 2021: Rhode Island Nursing Home Industry Calls for Delay In "Safe Staffing" Law

December 20, 2021: Rhode Island Nursing Homes Seek One Year Moratorium From New Minimum Staffing Requirements

November 18, 2021: Rhode Island Nursing Home's In Crisis, over 1,900 Openings
 
November 17, 2021: RI Health Care Leaders Warn of Crisis Levels

November 16, 2021: RIHAC President John Gage -Staffing Shortages in Nursing Homes

October 27, 2021: Staffing Crisis Spurs Admission Denials at Rhode Island Nursing Homes

October 21, 2021: AHCA,NCAL Send Letter to Federal Trade Commission on Staff Agency Price Gouging

September 20, 2021: Nursing Facilities Gear Up for October Vaccination Deadline

September 16, 2021: Nursing Home Closures a Concern as Staffing Mandate Nears

September 13, 2021: Nursing Homes are Facing a Financial Crunch

July 6, 2021: Through the Pandemic, Nursing Homes Worked for the Good of Residents

May 4, 2021 RIHCA Press Release: Legislating the Impossible: House of Representative's Bill will Force Closure of Nursing Homes 
 
April 29. 2021 RIHCA Press Release: Rhode Island Health Care Association Vehemently Opposes Nursing Home Staffing Bill 

2020 Archived Press Releases and News Stories 

AUGUST 13, 2020: Nursing homes no longer epicenter of COVID-19 in Rhode Island

JULY 17, 2020 RIHCA Press Release

JULY 15, 2020 RIHCA Press Release

JULY 8, 2020: R.I. nursing homes warn of mass closures

JUNE 2020 RIHCA PRESS RELEASE: Response to Governor: RI Nursing Homes are Top in Quality, are in Line with Nation in the Fight Against COVID-19 and Serve a Critical Need

JUNE 17, 2020 RIHCA PRESS RELEASE: RI Must Fund Nursing Homes To Protect our Elderly and Workers, Not Pass Mandatory Hours

MAY 19, 2020: 42% of Rhode Island nursing homes have no COVID-19 cases

APRIL 27, 2020: The key word in nursing home is home

APRIL 23, 2020: A 94-year-old resident of a Coventry nursing home has beat the coronavirus

APRIL 10, 2020: RIHCA Says Strike Teams are Needed Now to Help with Staffing During this Crisis

APRIL 8, 2020: RIHCA Calls on State for $1,000 a week for EVERY Nursing Home Worker

APRIL 8, 2020: Give Nursing Homes 30 Minute CVS Test: the Safety of our Workers and Residents Depends on Information

APRIL 6, 2020: At a family run nursing home, an invisible enemy is killing residents