- Massachusetts strengthens oversight of nursing homes Updated: Feb-11-16 7:40 am
BOSTON - Massachusetts health regulators are strengthening oversight of nursing homes by creating a unit to conduct unannounced inspections and promising to fine problem-plagued facilities.
- Citing huge patient load, NY nurses seek rules on staffing Updated: Feb-08-16 6:37 pm
ALBANY, New York - When the emergency room fills up - whether it's a big accident, flu season or a stroke of misfortune - Brooklyn nurse Rose Green says she can find herself sprinting from room to room, trying to keep ahead of the whims of calamity.
- Mobile dentistry targets elderly patients Updated: Feb-03-16 3:50 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Dental professionals are hitting the road in vans as part of an Albuquerque health care program that treats hundreds of elderly in their homes and at assisted living centers.
- Advocates for disabled plan rally at Kentucky Capitol Updated: Feb-02-16 4:01 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Advocates for the disabled are gathering for a rally at Kentucky's Capitol to highlight the importance of state-supported services for the disabled.
- Man gets high school diploma 72 years after leaving for WWII Updated: Jan-28-16 8:26 am
COVINGTON, Louisiana - More than 72 years after leaving his New Orleans high school - and its football team - early to join the military during World War II, a Louisiana man has received his high school diploma.
- Man found dead in dumpster at nursing home wasn't killed Updated: Jan-23-16 6:10 pm
DETROIT - A 73-year-old man found dead in a dumpster behind a Detroit nursing home died of natural causes.
- Quilts provide some comfort in sad situations Updated: Jan-23-16 2:02 am
ROSEBURG, Oregon - The black body bag on the gurney had a gruesome, stark look to it.
- VA allowing dying paratrooper to spend last days with wife Updated: Jan-22-16 10:47 pm
PUEBLO, Colorado - The Veterans Administration is allowing a 92-year-old World War II veteran who is dying of cancer to spend his last days with his wife in a Colorado nursing home that is not approved by the agency, but his family says he is probably too close to death to move.
- Hawaii could be 1st to start long-term care elderly benefit Updated: Jan-21-16 7:17 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers are introducing a bill that could make the state the first in the nation to offer long-term care benefits to seniors.
- Sanders health plan would be far more generous than Medicare Updated: Jan-21-16 12:47 pm
WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls his plan for a government-run health care system "Medicare for all." But it's not.
- Eola Hotel developer to appear before planning commission Updated: Jan-19-16 10:23 am
NATCHEZ, Mississippi - The historic Natchez Eola Hotel building could be one step closer this week to reopening its doors as senior living apartments.
- Woman, 95, dies from exposure in Laurel County after fall Updated: Jan-19-16 6:16 am
LONDON, Kentucky - A 95-year-old woman has died of hypothermia after she walked away from an assisted living facility in London.
- 1 alleged Powerball win may be a prank Updated: Jan-15-16 5:51 pm
LOS ANGELES - Workers celebrated at a Southern California nursing home when word spread that a co-worker had a winning ticket for this week's $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot.
- The Latest: Tennessee Powerball winners plan to keep working Updated: Jan-15-16 4:18 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The latest on a Tennessee couple that says they won the Powerball (all times local):
- Pope visits elderly, hospice as part of Holy Year of Mercy Updated: Jan-15-16 1:24 pm
ROME - Pope Francis has visited a residence for the elderly and a home for people in vegetative states as part of his charity activities for his Holy Year of Mercy.
- Aides: OT policy will hurt in-home care for disabled Updated: Jan-14-16 8:01 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Disabled Illinois residents who depend on in-home help for daily needs will suffer once the state stops paying overtime for their caregivers beginning March 1, some home health care workers and their union say.