Elder care

Teisha Roberts, center, a nursing director, is greeted by her family as she prepares to leave Park Springs elder care facility in Stone Mountain, Ga., Saturday, June 13, 2020. Workers who agreed to live at Park Springs to keep its residents safe from the coronavirus are back with their loved ones for the first time in nearly three months. (AP Photo/Sudhin S. Thanawala)
June 13, 2020 - 7:45 pm
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — Nadia Williams shrieked with surprise and emotion Saturday as she embraced her mother for the first time since agreeing nearly three months ago to live at the elder-care facility where she works. Park Springs just outside Atlanta took the unusual approach of having...
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This November 1943 photo provided by his family shows Robert Fleury in his military uniform. Fleury served in World War II and parlayed the skills he learned in the war into a decades-long career with the National Weather Service. He died of complications from the COVID-19 coronavirus at a veteran's home in Scarborough in his longtime home state of Maine at the age of 94 on April 21, 2020. (Family photo via AP)
June 13, 2020 - 12:16 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Robert Fleury knew he wanted to serve his country when he was a teenager, so he signed up for one of the most remote assignments in World War II — tracking the weather for the U.S. Navy in the frigid Aleutian Islands off Alaska. He would later parlay the skills he learned in...
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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 20, 2020 - 12:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Before COVID-19 killed thousands of nursing home residents, about 4 in 10 homes inspected were cited for infection control problems, according to a government watchdog report Wednesday that finds a “persistent” pattern of lapses. In light of the pandemic, seemingly minor cutting...
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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 - 6:05 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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In this image from video taken on Feb. 1, 1971 Lt. Cmdr. Robert Embleton showing schoolchildren around HMS Danae. From resounding applause to ostracization and isolation. That's essentially the journey Lt. Cmdr. Robert Embleton, who served 34 years in Britain's Royal Navy, took by ambulance when discharged from Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, southwest England, on April 8 following his near-month sickness with the coronavirus. (Courtesy of Robert Embleton via AP)
May 09, 2020 - 4:06 am
LONDON (AP) — From resounding applause to ostracization and isolation. That's essentially the journey Lt. Cmdr. Robert Embleton, who served 34 years in Britain's Royal Navy, took by ambulance when discharged from Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, southwestern England, on April 8 following his near-...
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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 - 11:00 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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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses his statement, during the opening of the High-Level Segment of the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
May 06, 2020 - 1:44 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N.'s leader said Wednesday the world's 1 billion people living with disabilities are among the hardest hit by the coronavirus and called for them to have equal access to prevention and treatment of COVID-19. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the pandemic is...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2020, file photo, a patient is loaded into an ambulance by emergency medical workers outside Cobble Hill Health Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. New York state is now reporting more than 1,700 previously undisclosed deaths at nursing homes and adult care facilities as the state faces scrutiny over how it’s protected vulnerable residents during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
May 05, 2020 - 8:53 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is reporting more than 1,700 previously undisclosed deaths at nursing homes and adult care facilities as the state faces scrutiny over how it’s protected vulnerable residents during the coronavirus pandemic. At least 4,813 people have died from COVID-19 in the...
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In this Friday, May 1, 2020, photo, a worker leaves the Tyson Foods plant in Waterloo, Iowa. The coronavirus is devastating the nation’s meatpacking communities — places like Waterloo and Sioux City in Iowa, Grand Island, Neb., and Worthington, Minn. Within weeks, the outbreaks around slaughterhouses have turned into full-scale disasters. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
May 04, 2020 - 10:54 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — As the coronavirus spread from the nation’s meatpacking plants to the broader communities where they are located, it burned through a modest duplex in Waterloo, Iowa. In the downstairs unit lived Jim Orvis, 65, a beloved friend and uncle who worked in the laundry department...
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The Isabella Geriatric Center is shown Friday, May 1, 2020, in New York. The nursing home says nearly 100 of its residents have died from confirmed or suspected cases the novel coronavirus. It is among the hardest hit nursing homes in the state, with 46 confirmed fatalities and an additional 52 deaths of people suspected to have the virus. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
May 01, 2020 - 6:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City nursing home on Friday reported the deaths of 98 residents believed to have had the coronavirus — a staggering death toll that shocked public officials. “It’s absolutely horrifying,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “It’s inestimable loss, and it’s just impossible to...
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