Elder care

FILE - In this April 25, 2014, file photo, a sign points the way to a hospital in Georgia. A study shows that Medicare patients with common illnesses who were treated by their own familiar primary care doctors were slightly more likely to survive after being sent home than those treated by hospitalists, internists who don't provide care outside of hospitals. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
November 13, 2017 - 1:28 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The old-fashioned, family doctor style of medicine could be lifesaving for elderly hospitalized patients, a big study suggests, showing benefits over a rapidly expanding alternative that has hospital-based doctors overseeing care instead. Medicare patients with common conditions...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2017, file photo, members of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the Louisiana National Guard help rescue an elderly resident from the Golden Years Assisted Living home, which was flooded from Tropical Storm Harvey in Orange, Texas. Deaths at nursing home facilities in Texas and Florida after recent hurricanes made landfall have left families of residents, law enforcement officials and state regulators questioning evacuation decisions. Experts on aging say the risk of illness and death increases for elderly residents who are evacuated and advocate for a patient-by-patient risk assessment system in the future. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
October 29, 2017 - 10:44 am
DALLAS (AP) — Murky water started seeping into a Port Arthur, Texas, nursing home four days after administrators decided to shelter in place. Volunteers — one even brandishing a gun — demanded relocation of the elderly residents, at least two of whom died in the days after police ultimately ordered...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 file photo, a woman is transported from The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills as patients are evacuated after a loss of air conditioning due to Hurricane Irma in Hollywood, Fla. After 11 nursing home residents died in the sweltering heat of hurricane-induced power outages, Florida's nursing home industry is now on a collision course with Gov. Rick Scott. Days after Hurricane Irma ravaged the state, Scott used his emergency powers to put in place new rules that require nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have generators capable of providing backup power for four days. The Republican governor, who normally brags about eliminating regulations on businesses, gave nursing homes 60 days to comply. Nursing home officials say they can't. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)
September 22, 2017 - 6:42 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After 11 nursing home residents died in the sweltering heat of hurricane-induced power outages, Florida's nursing home industry is now on a collision course with Gov. Rick Scott. Days after Hurricane Irma ravaged the state, Scott used his emergency powers to put in place...
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September 15, 2017 - 6:58 am
MIAMI (AP) — Florida's fits and starts toward post-Irma recovery have shifted to urgent efforts to protect its vulnerable elderly residents after a string of nursing home deaths. Several nursing homes have been evacuated because of a lack of power or air conditioning, while utility workers raced...
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September 15, 2017 - 4:12 am
The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local): 9:10 p.m. A Florida nursing home where eight people died after Hurricane Irma will no longer receive state Medicaid funds. Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday night that he has directed the Agency for Health Care Administration to terminate the...
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September 14, 2017 - 2:28 am
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Eight patients at a sweltering nursing home died after Hurricane Irma knocked out the air conditioning, raising fears Wednesday about the safety of Florida's 4 million senior citizens amid power outages that could last for days. Hollywood Police Chief Tom Sanchez said...
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September 13, 2017 - 4:54 pm
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Eight patients at a sweltering nursing home died after Hurricane Irma knocked out the air conditioning, raising fears Wednesday about the safety of Florida's 4 million senior citizens amid widespread power outages that could go on for days. Hollywood Police Chief Tom Sanchez...
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September 01, 2017 - 3:16 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An influenza outbreak has killed seven residents of a care home for the elderly in Australia and sickened 116 other residents and staff, an official said Friday. The residents, aged between 70 to 94, had died at St. John's Retirement Village at Wangaratta in northeast...
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September 01, 2017 - 2:55 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An influenza outbreak has killed seven residents of a care home for the elderly in Australia and sickened 116 other residents and staff. Victoria state chief health officer Brett Sutton said Friday the residents who died were 70 to 94 years old. The outbreak occurred at...
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NURSING HOME ABUSE 082817: Map shows nursing home abuse cases by state; 2c x 3 inches; with BC-US--Nursing Home Abuse; JEM; ETA 7 a.m. Editor’s Note: It is mandatory to include all sources that accompany this graphic when repurposing or editing it for publication SOURCE: Department of Health and Human Services
August 28, 2017 - 2:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1 in 4 cases of possible sexual and physical abuse against nursing home patients apparently went unreported to police, says a government audit that faults Medicare for failing to enforce a federal law requiring immediate notification. The Health and Human Services...
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