The Pandemic Has Transformed How Aid Groups Help Elderly In Need – Honolulu Civil Beat

Many older adults were at risk of going hungry before the pandemic, local advocates say, but COVID-19 prevention measures made it even harder for seniors to ensure their next meal. Dining programs at churches and community centers were canceled to avoid virus transmission. Family and friends had to keep a distance. And the economic impact on families undoubtedly had a toll on seniors living in multigenerational and low-income households. But those involved with efforts to make sure kupuna in need have enough food say new momentum has emerged over the past year. For the first time, a patchwork of meal delivery services has transformed into a statewide coalition of 40 organizations working in tandem as part of the Kupuna Food Security Coalition. Kokua Kalihi Valley staff member Stella Jacinto, left, prepares some food and supplies for Estrelia Maduli at the Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services building. …
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Boyne Resorts Announces Expiration of Cash Tender Offer for Any and All of Its 7.250% Senior Secured Second Lien Notes due 2025 – Yahoo Finance

BOYNE FALLS, Mich., April 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Boyne USA, Inc. (the “Company”) announced today that its previously announced cash tender offer to purchase any and all of its 7.250% Senior Secured Second Lien Notes due 2025 (the “notes”) expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on April 21, 2021 (the “Expiration Time”). As of the Expiration Time, $290,635,000 aggregate principal amount of notes (50.11%) were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn. The Company expects to accept for payment all notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn in the tender offer and expects to make payment for such notes on April 26, 2021.…
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Arizona regulators gave a felon a license to run a nursing home. Then 15 people died – AZCentral.com

| Arizona Republic Larry Michael Rasmussen had two felony convictions for fraud when he applied to become the nursing home administrator for Granite Creek Nursing Home in Prescott. Records show he had worked for the facility for less than a year – his only experience in anything related to health care. He explained to the licensing board that he paid back all the people he was convicted of cheating during business deals that went sour in Utah in the mid-2000s. He said working with elderly residents was rewarding, enjoyable work. “It’s a vulnerable population who needs advocates, who needs people to speak for them, to take care for them,” Rasmussen said.…
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Arizona regulators gave a felon a license to run a nursing home. Then 15 people died – AZCentral.com

| Arizona Republic Larry Michael Rasmussen had two felony convictions for fraud when he applied to become the nursing home administrator for Granite Creek Nursing Home in Prescott. Records show he had worked for the facility for less than a year – his only experience in anything related to health care. He explained to the licensing board that he paid back all the people he was convicted of cheating during business deals that went sour in Utah in the mid-2000s. He said working with elderly residents was rewarding, enjoyable work. “It’s a vulnerable population who needs advocates, who needs people to speak for them, to take care for them,” Rasmussen said.…
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Hawaii Health Department Orders Hauula Assisted Living Facility To Close – Honolulu Civil Beat

The state Department of Health has revoked the license of a Hauula assisted living facility, informing the facility that it must shut down by the end of the month — a move that left the fate of dozens of residents in limbo. The Office of Health Care Assurance sent a letter dated April 12 to Dignity Senior Living at Oceanside Hawaii and wrote that it must discharge or transfer all residents by April 30. Dignity received the letter on April 16 and notified its elderly residents this week that they would likely need to vacate the facility by the end of the month.…
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Accelerate your home health agency’s growth: Top 3 referral targeting strategies – Home Care Daily News – McKnight’s Senior Living

Ashton Harrison For home health organizations, growing and strengthening your referral network is an important component to operational success. The pandemic brought on many new challenges for engaging with referral sources, and forced agencies to re-evaluate their referral targeting strategies. In Trella’s recently released “2020 Industry Trend Report,” exploring trends from Medicare claims data through Q2 2020, we discovered home health admissions decreased 5.2% year-over-year in Q1 2020. This decrease could be due to various things, including a decline in overall fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiaries, a lower rate of home health referrals and a reduced number of elective surgeries at the beginning of the pandemic.…
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Primo Water Corporation Announces Pricing of $750 Million of Senior Notes – Yahoo Finance

TAMPA, Fla., April 21, 2021 /CNW/ – Primo Water Corporation (NYSE: PRMW) (TSX: PRMW) (the “Company” or “Primo”), today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Primo Water Holdings Inc. (the “Issuer”), priced the previously announced private placement offering of $750 million in aggregate principal amount of senior notes (the “Notes”). The Notes will mature on April 30, 2029 and interest on the Notes will accrue and be payable semi-annually in arrears on April 30 and October 31 of each year, commencing on October 31, 2021 at the rate of 4.375% per annum. The settlement of the Notes is anticipated to occur on or about April 30, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.…
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Villa Lorena Senior Living offers residents a luxurious, active lifestyle – Coast News

There is never a dull moment at Villa Lorena Senior Living, a retirement community that allows residents to feel like they’re living in an extension of their own home. With designs reminiscent of Italian architecture, Villa Lorena offers a luxurious, high-end atmosphere within its independent and assisted living spaces as well as its robust memory care. Villa Lorena is a full service facility, with laundry, housekeeping and transportation services. “We take them wherever they want to go, usually within a 10-mile radius, but if it’s a little further it’s no problem,” said Executive Director Joey Collado. Joey Collado is executive director at Northstar Senior Living’s San Diego location, Villa Lorena.…
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Mass General Brigham Names Andy Shin Senior Vice President of Strategy – GlobeNewswire

Boston, MA, April 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mass General Brigham has named Andy Shin, JD, MPH, MBA, Senior Vice President of Strategy. Shin will work with senior leaders across Mass General Brigham to help inform, shape and advance the Mass General Brigham strategy.   “Our system-wide strategy lays out the priorities, goals and plans for building the world-class integrated academic healthcare system of the future with patients at the center—transforming care and its affordability, improving outcomes and extending our impact locally, regionally and nationally,” said Jeff Weiss, JD, Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer for Mass General Brigham. “Andy will play a pivotal role in helping us to continuously evolve our strategy to meet the needs of our patients and support our four-part mission of enhancing patient care, leading groundbreaking research and discovery, teaching medicine’s best minds and serving our community.…
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Health Equity as a System Strategy: The Rush University Medical Center Framework – nejm.org

Despite more than a century of literature documenting racial and ethnic health inequities,1–5 few health systems have made the achievement of health equity a central pillar of their strategy. The confluence of the disproportionate Covid-19 case and mortality rates in people of color and the murder of George Floyd and the subsequent civil unrest have once again thrust the issue of racial health inequities to the fore. We explain why Rush University Medical Center (RUMC), a Chicago-based academic health system, initiated a health equity strategy in 2016 to address racial health inequities. We discuss: (1) Rush’s launching of a health care equity strategy; (2) the creation of the Rush health equity framework, including expansion into the community via the creation of West Side United (WSU) — a regional racial health equity collaborative aligned with the City of Chicago’s Healthy Chicago 2025 public health plan6; and (3) the adaptation of the health equity strategy in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the implications for the future.…
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