NH Frontline Health Care Workers Eligible For $300 Stipend Again
Some good news for frontline health care workers in New Hampshire. The $300 stipend will be reactivated until the end of the year.
Governor Chris Sununu says that the Long Term Care Stabilization Program will offer the extra benefits to health care workers at Medicaid facilities, according to Manchesterinklink.com.
This program had previously ended in July, but was one of the recommendations made by the Committee to Study the Safety of Residents and Employees in Long-Term Care Facilities.
According to the article, about 80% of deaths in the Granite State due to Covid-19 have been related to long term care facilities. Among the problems is retaining health care workers at these facilities, and hopefully the extra $300 per week will help keep frontline workers at their jobs.
The stipend will be $300 per week for full time workers, and $150 per week for part time workers.
Governor Sununu tells Manchesterinklink.com:
“The State of New Hampshire remains committed to ensuring that long-term care facilities have the resources needed to confront the COVID-19 pandemic,”
My sister is a nurse and it's definitely one of the toughest jobs out there. I'm all for offering up whatever incentives we can to make things just a little bit easier for our frontline workers in the health field.
You can read the specifics on the Governor's emergency orders here.