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After a 5-year battle, bill to increase N.J. nursing home staffing passes. It’s now up to Murphy.

It took five years and a worldwide pandemic to make it happen, but state lawmakers Thursday approved a bill that would require a minimum number of frontline nursing home workers on every shift.



a man holding a sign: Tonya Monture looks on at her husband Robert Montuore after he spoke about her father, Howard Conyack Sr. that died at the facility. Rally by veterans groups and union workers at the state run Menlo Park nursing home for veterans, where at least 65 residents and one staff member died of cover, in Edison, N.J. September, 16, 2020 r


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Tonya Monture looks on at her husband Robert Montuore after he spoke about her father, Howard Conyack Sr. that died at the facility. Rally by veterans groups and union workers at the state run Menlo Park nursing home for veterans, where at least 65 residents and one staff member died of cover, in Edison, N.J. September, 16, 2020 r

Certified nursing aides — who feed, bathe and comfort nursing home residents and get paid an average of about $36,000 a year — have long complained they have more responsibilities than they can handle, especially on nights and weekends. The coronavirus outbreak sickened

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While Working From Home, People With This Personality Trait Have Experienced The Greatest Increase In Work-Life Balance

There’s been a recent spate of commentary on how working from home has eroded employees’ mental health, engagement, work-life balance, and more. And while there is some truth to those accounts, and some people have suffered emotionally, the reality is more complicated.

The fact is that there are a great many employees who have not only survived, but thrived, while working from home. And certain personality traits accurately predict whether someone is going to love or hate the experience of working from home.

In a new report called The Truth About Working From Home In 24 Shocking Charts, Leadership IQ surveyed 3,706 employees currently working from home to measure their experiences. Respondents answered more than two dozen questions about working from home, as well as questions about their psychological makeup.

One of the findings discovered that 39% of remote employees say that their work-life balance is much better working

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Increase of Home Improvement Projects have been seen during Pandemic

COLLEGE STATION, TX — The global pandemic we are currently living through has placed many things on hold, but home improvements have been going through the roof.

Many people have been tackling home improvement projects while they’ve been isolating. Before conducting any construction at your home, it is encouraged to see if your updates require a permit from the city.

Local Ace Hardware Owner Randy Scott says he has seen an increase of homeowners looking to improve their home, that’s usually when Brian Binford with the City of College Station comes into the picture. Binford’s job includes performing building inspections and issuing different types of permits.

A few examples of home improvements that you will need a permit for are, water heater replacements, enclosing a garage, home additions and replacing windows.

Randy Scott says there are also other types of upgrades where permits are required, such as electrical and mechanical

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Increase in home improvement projects nationwide during pandemic

NATIONAL (CBS NEWSPATH) – The pandemic has been difficult for many businesses, but those involved with home improvement are thriving.

When the pandemic started, the Levyn family found themselves at home more. They decided to renovate the backyard, including a new deck. “You want where you live, if you have to work there and if you have young children, you want it to be as lovely as it can possibly be,” Allison Levyn says.

The Levyn’s hired a local company, MG Construction & Decks. “Business has been crazy. It is really good,” says co-owner Melissa Gabso.

A Consumer Specialists survey found 57% of homeowners made improvements this spring. And plenty of people are doing it themselves, which is driving up sales at hardware stores. Home Depot recently posted

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