Aging and disability services

A worker wearing a face mask disinfects as a precaution against the new coronavirus ahead of school reopening in a class at Yeouido Girls High School in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. South Korean Vice Health Minister Kim Gang-lip urged vigilance to maintain hard-won gains against the virus and called for education officials to double check preventive measures with high-school seniors returning to school on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
May 19, 2020 - 4:05 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader says the city is ramping up testing for the coronavirus, especially for workers at the busy international airport and caregivers at homes for the elderly and disabled. Carrie Lam said Tuesday that tests would be increased from 4,500 to 7,000 daily, with both the...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2020 file photo Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma speaks about protecting seniors, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Federal authorities aren’t setting any hard dates for when nursing homes can allow family members to visit again. “We’re urging governors to proceed with extreme caution because these are the most vulnerable citizens. We know that nursing homes have struggled,” said Seema Verma, head of CMS, in a phone interview, Monday, May 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, file)
May 18, 2020 - 3:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities are urging governors to use “extreme caution” in deciding when to resume visits at nursing homes, saying it shouldn't come before all residents and staff have tested negative for the coronavirus for at least 28 days. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...
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A registered nurse draws blood from Harlem resident Saundra Maynard during a COVID-19 antibody test drive at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, Thursday, May 14, 2020, in the Harlem neighborhood of the Manhattan. Churches in low income communities across New York are offering COVID-19 testing to residents in conjunction with Northwell Health and New York State. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
May 14, 2020 - 3:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As calls grow nationwide for mandatory coronavirus testing in nursing homes, New York facilities are sounding alarms about the state's ambitious new demand to test roughly 185,000 workers twice a week. Administrators worry there won't be enough kits for an estimated 370,000 tests a...
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In this May 11, 2020 photo, President Donald Trump points to a question as he speaks about the coronavirus during a press briefing in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Trump has many targets in his war against the media but perhaps none more surprising than the Voice of America, the venerable U.S.-government funded institution created during WWII and expanded during the Cold War to broadcast independent news and promote democracy and American values to the world. In a series of attacks, Trump and his supporters have accused the outlet of “disgraceful” reporting. They're now pushing hard to install their choice to run the agency that oversees VOA and its affiliates. That battle is about to hit Congress, where partisan lines have already been drawn over fears the administration wants to turn them into Trump propaganda machines. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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May 11, 2020 - 4:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With deaths mounting at the nation's nursing homes, the White House strongly recommended to governors Monday that all residents and staff at such facilities be tested for the coronavirus in the next two weeks. Why the government is not ordering testing at the nation's more than 15...
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Retiree Bob Coleman poses for a portrait Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Franklin, Tenn. Coleman is one of several retirees who have turned into DJs for a new online radio hour known as “Radio Recliner.” The 60-minute show began airing last month, starting with retirees in middle Tennessee, recording from their recliners quarantined due to concerns over COVID-19. (AP Photo/Kimberlee Kruesi)
May 11, 2020 - 8:37 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tucked away inside his room at a senior care facility, Bob Coleman knew he couldn't go out into the world with the coronavirus raging. But he could share with the world his first love — country music. “Hello everybody, it's a bright day in Franklin, Tennessee,” the 88-year-...
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May 10, 2020 - 11:14 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — At least nine people have died in a fire at a nursing home on Moscow’s outskirts, officials said Monday. The authorities in Krasnogorsk on Moscow's northwestern edge said the fire at a private home for the elderly erupted late Sunday. They said that nine patients have died and another...
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Mary Washington, 73, speaks through a window to her daughter, Courtney Crosby and grandchild Sydney Crosby for a Mother's Day celebration at Provident Village at Creekside senior living on Sunday, May 10, 2020, in Smyrna, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
May 10, 2020 - 7:53 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Trump administration officials spoke optimistically about a relatively quick rebound from the coronavirus Sunday as life within the White House reflected the stark challenges still posed by the pandemic, with Vice President Mike Pence “self-isolating” after one of his aides tested...
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May 08, 2020 - 4:15 pm
For nearly two months, many nursing homes nationwide have been on virtual lockdown. Families of residents are not allowed inside, vendors have to drop deliveries outside and the only people coming in and out are health care workers and assistants. Despite all that, the outbreaks continue — possibly...
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People walk by ambulances parked outside NewYork–Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, Wednesday, May 6, 2020 in New York during the coronavirus pandemic. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says most COVID-19 patients coming into New York hospitals are not working and not traveling daily and tend to be older than 50. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
May 07, 2020 - 6:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo extended protections for New Yorkers unable to pay their rent, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio set an ambitious goal to test 140,000 people for coronavirus antibodies by early next month. The state's daily death toll was 231. More on the latest pandemic-...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 7, 2020 file photo, a view of the Pio Albergo Trivulzio nursing home, in Milan, Italy. Italy’s biggest nursing home is defending the measures it took to protect residents and staff from the coronavirus amid a criminal investigation and family outrage over 300 deaths from January-April. Officials representing the Pio Albergo Trivulzio home in Milan denied claims from staff that management told them not to wear masks for fear of spooking residents and insisted they followed all relevant safety guidelines. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File )
May 06, 2020 - 9:00 am
ROME (AP) — Italy’s biggest nursing home defended the measures it took to protect residents and staff from the coronavirus Wednesday amid a criminal investigation and family outrage over 300 deaths from January to April. Officials representing the Pio Albergo Trivulzio home in Milan denied claims...
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