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Authorities: Couple plead guilty to vulnerable adult abuse

Nov. 17, 2019 11:10 PM EST

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — A couple who manage a Chandler assisted living facility have pleaded guilty to vulnerable adult abuse. The charges stem from the August death of a resident who went two days without air conditioning. State prosecutors say Joseph Somera and Lolita Somera, both 56, operated Happy Homes...

Doctor of incapacitated woman who gave birth cedes license

Nov. 14, 2019 7:16 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The longtime doctor of an incapacitated woman who was raped and later gave birth at a Phoenix care facility is surrendering his medical license, according to state medical board records. Dr. Phillip Gear agreed to a consent order to voluntarily give up his license and not contest the matter...

Court puts halt to New York nursing home cuts for now

Nov. 7, 2019 6:47 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A state judge has put a halt to Medicaid cuts facing nursing homes across New York. The judge's decision Thursday puts a temporary injunction on Medicaid formula changes that nursing home advocates say would jeopardize $352 million in state and federal funding. A Department of Health...

Man gets probation for raping assisted living center client

Nov. 6, 2019 9:29 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man has been sentenced to two years' supervised probation for raping a 40-year-old resident of an assisted living facility in 2016. The Daily Town Talk reports 63-year-old Bernard Jones pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of cruelty to the infirm. He had faced up to...

Veterans' nursing home to be built near Mississippi coast

Oct. 30, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Construction will begin next year for a new veterans' nursing home near the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The 100-bed facility will be in the Tradition development north of Gulfport. News outlets report that the executive director of the Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board, Stacey...

Capitol Watch: New York state sued twice over Medicaid cuts

Oct. 26, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two lawsuits filed this year against Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration argue state health officials facing a $1.7 billion shortfall bypassed the public and the legislature while in moving to slash hundreds of millions of Medicaid dollars for elderly and disabled people. Groups serving...

Start-up company helps nursing home residents see the world

Oct. 20, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Jim Halsey, 83, has traveled in his life to Japan and South Korea, through Europe and Central America. One recent day, he squatted in a narrow, wooden boat and watched as an elephant trudged through a swamp in Botswana. Halsey, who was an intellectual-property lawyer before he...

Police: Couple found 200 miles from assisted living facility

Oct. 16, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Police searching for a New Hampshire husband and wife have found them about 200 miles away from their assisted living facility. Police in Hampton said Dave and Ona Magee, both 86, were found in Bangor, Maine, on Wednesday morning. Their conditions weren't immediately known. The Magees,...

Capitol Watch: Budget wrangling already under way in Albany

Oct. 12, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The second floor of the New York State Capitol is bustling as the governor works on his budget proposal, due in January. The legislative session may still be a season away, but lobbyists are already stalking the halls and pitching their funding priorities to Democratic Gov. Andrew...

3 women accused of assaults at assisted living facility

Oct. 11, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — An investigation by police in North Carolina has led to charges against three women accused of assaulting people with disabilities and encouraging residents at an assisted living facility to fight. The Winston-Salem Journal reports police received reports in June of elder abuse...