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AARP urging Congress to address COVID-19 spread in nursing homes, provide testing, PPE, more staff

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service AARP is urging Congress to take action to slow the spread of the coronavirus and help protect the lives of nursing home residents by boosting access to personal protective equipment, testing and nursing staff. According to data from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, more than 500 nursing home residents so far have tested positive and more than...

UK graduate finds dream career through loss, becomes a nurse through second-degree program

By Grace Colville University of Kentucky Graduate from college, find a job, become a husband, a grieving father, and then a college student again is not the average path one takes in their post-grad life. UK grad Roger Dittert says there’s no direct path to finding your passion. In 2015, Roger and his wife Rebecca were a typical young couple. They’d been married for about two years and were pregnant...

Kentucky’s four state Veterans Long-Term Care Centers earn top ratings from federal agency

Kentucky’s four state Veterans Long-Term Care Centers have earned the top rating from the federal agency that oversees those facilities. “The very highest standard of care for our veterans is not just our goal but what we expect from our superb, dedicated staff every day,” said Benjamin Adams, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, which operates four state veterans centers....