Elder care

Shown is a power plant building on the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital campus in San Francisco Thursday, May 31, 2018, where a woman was found dead Wednesday in a stairwell. Officials say an elderly woman with dementia who was found dead in a stairwell of a power plant on a San Francisco hospital campus had checked herself out of a nearby care facility. San Francisco Sheriff Vicki Hennessy says Ruby Andersen left the care facility across the street from Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital on May 19 to visit her family. She was not a hospital patient. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
May 31, 2018 - 4:21 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An elderly woman whose family says she had dementia was found dead in a stairwell at a power plant near a San Francisco hospital 11 days after checking herself out of a nearby city-run care facility, officials said Thursday. Ruby Andersen, 75, lived at the care facility across...
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FILE- This Sept. 10, 2017 file photo shows waves crashing over a seawall at the mouth of the Miami River from Biscayne Bay, Fla., as storm surge from Hurricane Irma impacts Miami. Florida’s governor and Legislature promised a dizzying array of fixes following the devastation of last year’s hurricanes. But heading into Friday, June 1, 2018, start of a new storm season, the state has enacted only a few changes. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
May 31, 2018 - 10:32 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's governor and Legislature promised a dizzying array of fixes following the devastation of last year's hurricanes. But heading into a new storm season, the state has enacted only a few changes — the largest aimed at protecting seniors in nursing homes. Friday's...
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Former Presidents George W. Bush, left, and George H.W. Bush arrive at St. Martin's Episcopal Church for a funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip )
April 23, 2018 - 10:16 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said Monday. Jim McGrath said on Twitter that the 93-year-old Bush is "responding to treatments and appears to be recovering." He...
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March 13, 2018 - 5:19 pm
LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A worker at a North Carolina assisted living center has been charged for the second time with exploiting the elderly following the theft of a credit card. The Davidson County Sheriff's Office told local news outlets that 25-year-old Cianna Tynece Moore is accused of making...
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FILE- In this Jan. 31, 2018, file photo, a Lyft logo is installed on a Lyft driver's car next to an Uber sticker in Pittsburgh. Lyft and Uber are expanding deeper into health care by offering to take more patients to and from non-emergency medical appointments in markets around the country. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
March 05, 2018 - 4:38 pm
Lyft and Uber are attempting to cure a major medical problem for poor people and the elderly: Getting a ride to the doctor. The ride-hailing services are expanding their offer to take patients around the country to and from non-emergency health care appointments, and they have a huge market to...
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This Aug. 3, 2017 photo provided by Human Rights Watch shows Laurel Cline during a visit to her mother Lenora, who has Alzheimer's disease, in a nursing home in Whittier, Calif. Laurel says her mother, during stays at three different nursing homes in recent years, was sometimes left neglected for hours at a time in her wheelchair after being given antipsychotics. "Instead of seeing what's wrong with her, they just want to drug her up," said Cline. (Ed Kashi/Human Rights Watch via AP)
February 05, 2018 - 10:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. nursing homes have significantly reduced the use of powerful antipsychotic drugs among their elderly residents, responding to pressure from many directions. Yet advocacy groups insist that overmedication remains a major problem, and want the pressure to intensify. According to...
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Pope Francis, right, and Greek Catholic Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk deliver a blessing during the pontiff visit to the Basilica of Santa Sofia and to the Ukrainian greek-catholic community, in Rome, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
January 28, 2018 - 1:05 pm
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has hailed immigrant women who care for Italians' elderly and children and paid tribute to Catholics who perished because of their faith while Ukraine was under Soviet rule. Francis reached out to the Ukrainian Catholic community in Rome on Sunday with a visit to a...
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Rescue teams carry a body from a hospital fire in Miryang, South Korea, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. A fire swept through the hospital in southeastern South Korea on Friday, killing more than 30 people and injuring dozens in one of the country's most deadly fires in recent years. (Kim Gu Yeon/Gyeongnam Domin Ilbo via AP)
January 26, 2018 - 1:48 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on a hospital fire in South Korea (all times local): 3:43 a.m. Pope Francis is sending his condolences to the victims of the South Korean hospital fire and is encouraging emergency personnel as they try to help survivors. Francis conveyed his prayers in a...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2017 file photo, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma listen at right as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration says it's offering a path for states that want to seek work requirements for Medicaid recipients, and that's a major policy shift toward low-income people. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
January 12, 2018 - 12:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rewriting the rules on health care for the poor, the Trump administration said Thursday it will allow states to require "able-bodied" Medicaid recipients to work, a hotly debated first in the program's half-century history. Seema Verma, head of the Centers for Medicare and...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2017 file photo, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma listen at right as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration says it's offering a path for states that want to seek work requirements for Medicaid recipients, and that's a major policy shift toward low-income people. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
January 11, 2018 - 10:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rewriting the rules on health care for the poor, the Trump administration said Thursday it will allow states to require "able-bodied" Medicaid recipients to work, a hotly debated first in the program's half-century history. Seema Verma, head of the Centers for Medicare and...
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