Aging and disability services

An elderly man, wearing a protective face mask as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus, prays during mass at a church in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, March 29, 2020. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
March 29, 2020 - 9:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak could kill 100,000 to 200,000 Americans, the U.S. government's top infectious-disease expert warned on Sunday as family members described wrenching farewells through hospital windows with dying loved ones. Faced with that grim projection and the possibility...
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Carl Shrader, medical director for the Sundale nursing home in Morgantown, said 16 residents and four staffers have tested have tested positive for the coronavirus in Morgantown, W.Va., Wednesday March 25, 2020. The nursing home with at least 20 coronavirus cases has become "ground zero" for the state's growing virus caseload. (Ron Rittenhouse/Dominion Post via AP)
March 27, 2020 - 7:54 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — They can't get taxis or child care. Two were refused service at a gas station. Another's trip to a pharmacy prompted a concerned call. Staffers at a nursing home dubbed “ ground zero ” for West Virginia's growing coronavirus caseload have been treated as pariahs for their...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2020, file photo, a nurse works in the room of a patient who has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., near Seattle. Nursing home outbreaks of COVID-19 have raised concern in the U.S. since widespread infection at the Kirkland facility led to dozens of deaths. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
March 27, 2020 - 4:27 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — An investigation at a Seattle-area nursing home concluded that symptoms aren't enough to identify who is infected once the coronavirus enters a long-term care facility. Residents without symptoms could have the virus, so it won't work to simply separate those with symptoms from...
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Susan Hailey, who has tested positive for the new coronavirus, waves through the window of her room at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., as her daughter leaves after a visit, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, near Seattle. In-person visits are not allowed at the nursing home, which has been at the center of the outbreak of new coronavirus in the state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
March 18, 2020 - 4:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Many nursing homes risk running out of protective masks and gowns by next week because of the coronavirus, and at least one facility already had to resort to using plastic garbage bags to make gowns, an industry group warned Wednesday. “We really need to take drastic action to...
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A member of a cleaning crew wheels a cart toward a vehicle at the Life Care Center, where at least 30 coronavirus deaths have been linked to the facility, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Kirkland, Wash. Staff members who worked while sick at multiple long-term care facilities contributed to the spread of COVID-19 among vulnerable elderly in the Seattle area, federal health officials said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
March 18, 2020 - 1:53 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Staff members who worked while sick at multiple long-term care facilities contributed to the spread of COVID-19 among vulnerable elderly in the Seattle area, federal health officials said Wednesday. At least 30 coronavirus deaths have been linked to Life Care Center in Kirkland. A...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., wipes his nose during the Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios, Sunday, March 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 18, 2020 - 7:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential primaries (all times local): 8:30 a.m. The manager of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign says his candidate “is going to be having conversations with supporters to assess his campaign." But he also suggests Sanders is in no...
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In this March 17, 2020 photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, workers in protective suits push a cart with passengers' luggage at the New China International Exhibition Center, which has been converted into a facility to screen international flight passengers arriving in Beijing. As the pandemic expanded its reach, China and South Korea were trying to hold their hard-fought gains. China is quarantining new arrivals, who in recent days have accounted for an increasing number of cases, and South Korea starting Thursday will increase screenings of all overseas arrivals. The virus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough, for most people, but severe illness is more likely in the elderly and people with existing health problems. (Peng Ziyang/Xinhua via AP)
March 17, 2020 - 11:06 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 198,000 people and killed more than 7,900. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 81,000 people...
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In this March 12, 2020, photo, Steve Sedlacek, right looks at his father, Chuck Sedlacek, back left, through reflections in the window of his room at Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., near Seattle. The facility has been at the center of the coronavirus outbreak in the state, and Sedlacek's brother Scott said that he and his siblings have barely spoken to their father inside the center, who in addition to testing positive for the coronavirus, has blindness, neuropathy, and has difficulty using a phone, saying he is more of an "inmate" than a patient. Residents of assisted living facilities and their loved ones are facing a grim situation as the coronavirus spreads across the country, placing elderly people especially at risk. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
March 14, 2020 - 10:08 am
KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — Desperate to talk to their dad, Scott Sedlacek and his brother, Steve, stood outside his open nursing home window and shouted. They could barely hear his weak replies, but one came through clearly. “I feel like (expletive),” the 86-year-old told them. Chuck Sedlacek arrived...
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In this March 11, 2020, photo, Kalianthi Karipidu, 89, poses for a photo at the windows of her home in central Rome. Italy has one of the world’s oldest populations, and the coronavirus outbreak is taking its toll on family relationships. The elderly are sealing themselves off from loved ones or can’t be visited due to nursing home rules or travel restrictions. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
March 12, 2020 - 5:20 am
ROME (AP) — Natalina De Santis’ three adult children come to her front door, bringing food to keep her healthy and books to relieve her boredom, but she doesn’t let them in any more. Widowed a few months ago and living alone, the 83-year-old resident of Rome is so afraid of catching the coronavirus...
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A woman votes in the presidential primary election at the the Summit View Church of the Nazarene Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. The polling place served two precincts as voters who were scheduled to vote at a nearby senior living facility were directed to vote at the church after the facility backed out due to coronavirus concerns. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
March 11, 2020 - 6:31 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The coronavirus threat is forcing elections officials in some states to remove polling places from nursing homes and other senior care facilities to protect older Americans, who appear to be more susceptible to the disease. Last-minute shuffling left voters in Michigan and...
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