Hundreds more people with COVID-19 have died in Britain than have been recorded in the government's daily tally, official figures showed Tuesday — including a tide of deaths in nursing homes that staff say are being overlooked.
By Bernard Condon, Randy Herschaft, Associated Press
More than 3,300 deaths have been linked to coronavirus outbreaks in nursing homes and long-term care facilities nationwide, an alarming rise in just the past two weeks.
By Bernard Condon, Candice Choi, Associated Press
Burgeoning coronavirus outbreaks at nursing homes in Washington, Illinois, New Jersey and elsewhere are laying bare the industry’s long-running problems, including a struggle to control infections and a staffing crisis that relies on poorly paid aides who can't afford to…
By Lindsay J. Peterson, Kathryn Hyer, The Conversation
Evacuation increases death and hospitalization rates for nursing home residents who experience hurricanes, but sheltering in place also poses great risks.
By Jennifer Gollan, Reveal
Providing for the elderly has become a multi-billion dollar industry, with about 29,000 residential care facilities operating across the country. But a new investigation by Reveal, from The Center for Investigative Reporting, finds that some of these facilities are profiting…
By Cat Wise, Frank Carlson, Leah Nagy
By 2030, 20 percent of Americans will be senior citizens. Many will eventually enter long-term care, a move that presents tough choices and challenges for seniors and their families -- including risks of depression and suicide. In partnership with Kaiser…
By Liz Seegert, Next Avenue
Adult foster homes offer a less expensive, more home-like atmosphere for aging adults than larger facilities. But there are no national guidelines for this type of residential housing.
By Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News
The data, analyzed by Kaiser Health News, come from daily payroll records Medicare only recently began gathering and publishing from more than 14,000 nursing homes, as required by the Affordable Care Act of 2010.
Looking at the rising numbers of older citizens who will need care, and the shrinking numbers of younger people available to care for them, it has been clear for a long time that we are heading toward a serious shortage…
By Philip Moeller
The government’s health care watchdog office has issued an early alert in advance of its upcoming formal report on egregious abuses of patients at skilled nursing facilities. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General says…
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