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Asbestos, lead paint, mold found at senior center

Sep. 18, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

DEERFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Three western Massachusetts towns are looking for a new home for their senior center after an environmental assessment found asbestos, lead paint and mold in the 90-year-old building they had been using. The South County Senior Center in...

Biden $3.5T plan tests voter appeal of expansive gov't role

Sep. 16, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s “build back better” agenda is poised to be the most far-reaching federal investment since FDR’s New Deal or LBJ’s Great Society — a prodigious effort to tax the rich and shift money into projects and programs touching the lives of nearly...

Biden $3.5T plan tests voter appeal of expansive gov't role

Sep. 15, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s “build back better” agenda is poised to be the most far-reaching federal investment since FDR’s New Deal or LBJ’s Great Society — a prodigious effort to tax the rich and shift money into projects and programs touching the lives of nearly...

Ex-owner of assisted living facility pleads guilty to fraud

Sep. 15, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The former owner of a Richmond assisted living facility pleaded guilty Wednesday to health care fraud after spending more than $800,000 meant for residents’ care on travel, gambling expenses and personal debts, federal prosecutors said. Mable...

Zimbabwe's older people often sent to homes amid pandemic

Sep. 15, 2021 04:13 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Banana bread was served at a recent birthday party at Melfort Old People’s home, where a group of residents mustered a raspy happy birthday tune. Just a week after arriving at the facility, Rodrick Bhatare, in his 90s, said he felt a...

On final day, Californians cast votes to keep, oust governor

Sep. 14, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

California voters headed to the polls Tuesday to cast final ballots in an election focused on whether Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom should keep his job. Voters were asked to answer whether Newsom should stay in his post and if he doesn't, who should replace him. Dozens of...

Indianapolis elder abuse victims have resource to turn to

Sep. 12, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Adult protective services workers often face a conundrum: Although they fear it will not be safe for elderly victims of abuse to remain in their homes, there’s no other safe place for them to go. Now in Indianapolis, these seniors who cannot remain...

Police: Man in 80s fatally shot nursing home resident, self

Sep. 11, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A man in his 80s is believed to have fatally shot an elderly woman inside a nursing home Saturday before killing himself, a Rochester police official said. Capt. Frank Umbrino described the woman as the man’s lifelong partner and in declining...

After Ida-related deaths of evacuated seniors, Louisiana officials say they'll revoke licenses of 7 nursing homes

Sep. 07, 2021 16:44 PM EDT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After Ida-related deaths of evacuated seniors, Louisiana officials say they'll revoke licenses of 7 nursing homes.

UK leader Johnson gambles on tax hike to pay for elder care

Sep. 07, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Tuesday how he plans to keep a key election promise to grapple with the rocketing cost of long-term care for Britain’s growing older population. To do it, he broke another election vow: not to raise taxes. ...