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Opinion/Gage and Nyberg: Now is not the time to desert our seniors
Providence Journal, 6-4-22
Rhode Island nursing homes are in the midst of an unprecedented and growing economic and labor crises. Over the past decade, nursing homes have experienced chronic underfunding by Rhode Island Medicaid (with over $250 million in cuts). Read more...

Opinion/Fraser and Nyberg: Through pandemic, nursing homes worked for the good of residents 
Providence Journal, 7-6-21 
Nursing homes in Rhode Island, especially our residents, staff and administrators, were gravely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This has a lasting effect on all associated with the long-term care industry. Read more...

My Turn: James Nyberg — Pandemic puts the spotlight on elderly care 
Providence Journal, 5-4-20 
Each COVID-19 case, and each fatality included in the statistics announced daily by Gov. Gina Raimondo and Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott represents a treasured person, beloved by their family and friends. Read more... 

Our Turn: Scott Fraser and Jim Nyberg: Nursing homes victims of UHIP disaster 

Providence Journal, 4-10-19 
The April 5 news article “Nursing homes ignore request to repay millions” only presents one half of this very complicated and difficult issue. Here is the other half. Read more... 

In the News

CODE RED: Amid closures, nursing homes fight for survival
Providence Business News, 6-10-22

Another state agrees to short-term regulatory relief
McNight's Long-Term Care News, 1-25-22

Nursing homes call for one year delay in new minimum staffing requirements
Providence Journal, 12-21-21

RI Nursing Homes Ask For Extension Ahead Of New Staffing Law
Cranston Patch, 12-21-21

Nursing homes seek 1-year pause on Jan. staffing mandate
Providence Business News, 12-20-21

RI Nursing Homes Seek One Year Moratorium From New Minimum Staffing Requirements
GoLocalProv, 12-20-21

RI nursing homes still dealing with staff shortages as mandate looms
WPRI-12, 12-13-21

Senior care organizations signal alarm bell on staffing shortage
Providence Business News, 11-17-21

R.I. health care leaders warn of ‘crisis level’ staffing shortages in nursing homes, hospitals
Boston Globe, 11-17-21

7,700 RI health-care workers are unvaccinated. For some, the deadline was extended. What that means for the industry 
Providence Journal, 9-22-21 

For big R.I. firms, Biden mandate doesn’t change vaccine plans 
Providence Business News, 9-17-21 

'Panic mode': Nursing homes say RI vaccine mandate will cause more workers to leave 
Providence Journal, 8-30-21 

Many companies say they can’t afford to enact vaccine mandate 
Providence Business News, 8-13-21 

A Year with COVID, Journal Watchdog Report 
Providence Sunday Journal, 2-28-21 

Providence nursing home to close 
NBC 10 News, 6-24-20 

Bill would require more staffing at nursing homes 
Providence Journal, 6-18-20 

The battle within: Pandemic fight at nursing homes proves costly on many levels 
Providence Business News, 5-1-20 

Battle looms over R.I. nursing home bill 
Providence Business News, 2-21-20

Nursing homes care more with less 
Providence Business News, 9-13-19 

R.I. threatens to withhold Medicaid payments to some nursing homes 
Providence Journal, 4-24-19 

James Nyberg video interview 
GoLocalProv, 4-9-19

R.I. nursing homes say UHIP has caused ‘unprecedented’ disruption 
Providence Journal, 4-8-19 

Nursing homes eye temporary relief 
Providence Business News, 6-15-18 

After botching appeal, R.I. reaches settlement in nursing home lawsuit 
Providence Journal, 6-14-18  

Medicaid snafus frustrate R.I. lawmakers 
Providence Journal, 5-10-18 

Press Releases

RI Nursing Homes Seek One Year Moratorium from New Minimum Staffing Requirements 
Without Action: Nursing Homes Will Be Forced to Close to Admissions – Further Impacting RI’s Hospitals
Warwick, Rhode Island: The Rhode Island Health Care Association and LeadingAge Rhode Island, together representing 75 of Rhode Island’s 80 nursing homes, announced today that they are seeking a one-year moratorium from the minimum staffing law enacted last year. The request comes on the heels of the proposed implementation on January 1, 2022, of this new requirement. Read more...

Rhode Island Nursing Homes Are in Crisis
Staffing Shortages Crippling the Industry
Warwick, Rhode Island: The Rhode Island Health Care Association and LeadingAge Rhode Island, representing Rhode Island’s 77 nursing homes, announced today the results of a recent survey on staffing in Rhode Island’s nursing homes. John Gage, President of the Rhode Island Health Care Association stated, “The devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic has been seen full force in Rhode Island nursing homes. The result of this survey quantifies what we already knew, Rhode Island nursing homes are facing the fight of their lives and the future of long-term care for Rhode Island’s most vulnerable citizens stands in the balance.” Read more...
See the survey results here.


PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, April 5, 2019:  In response to a news report today that mischaracterized their industry, nursing home leaders strongly denied being unresponsive to state billing errors. Read more...
About LeadingAge RI
LeadingAge RI ( was founded in 1989 and represents a continuum of over long-term care providers in Rhode Island, including not-for-profit nursing homes, assisted living facilities, senior housing providers, and PACE as well as adult day health centers, employing over 1,000 professionals and caring for 3,000 elderly clients.  The mission of the association is to expand the world of possibilities for aging. 

About RI Health Care Association
The Rhode Island Health Care Association is a state affiliate of the American Health Care Association. RIHCA represents the interests of the skilled nursing care community, including their residents, to government, business leaders, and the general public. Our 66 member homes employ more than 10,000 workers caring for more than 7,500 residents, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. RIHCA also serves as a force for change within the long-term care field, providing information, education, and administrative tools that enhance quality at every level.


June 2018: LeadingAge RI says proposed budget will devastate nursing homes
June 2016: LeadingAge RI Op-Ed on changing health care landscape published in Providence Business News
May 2016: LeadingAge RI profiled in Providence Business News