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Fallout from patient rape leads to Mesa hospital's closing

Jul. 20, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The operator of a Phoenix long-term care facility where an incapacitated patient was raped and later gave birth is closing one of its other hospitals. Hacienda HealthCare announced Friday that it is shutting down Hacienda Children's Hospital in Mesa. The non-profit corporation says the...

Maine grappling with closure of nursing homes

Jul. 19, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — More than a dozen nursing homes have shuttered in Maine in past five years, and leaders representing them in the aging state plan to meet next week with the administration of Gov. Janet Mills to push for $1 million in held-up funding. Maine currently has 94 nursing homes, down from...

Liz Weston: 3 steps to keep 'solo agers' happier and safer

Jul. 15, 2019 7:57 AM EDT

Retirement coach Sara Zeff Geber visited several Northern California assisted living facilities to interview "solo agers" — people, either single or coupled, who don't have children to help them as they grow older. At many facilities, she couldn't find any. That puzzled her until she realized that adult...

Medical respite programs give homeless a place to recuperate

Jul. 12, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Marie Carr was homeless on the streets of Springfield when she lost her balance and fell a few weeks ago. Carrying her belongings and her emotional support animal — a rabbit named Lacy — Carr walked to Jordan Valley Community Health Center. She was X-rayed and learned...

Group of Dubuque women make, distribute greeting cards

Jul. 11, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Spot a homemade card on someone's fridge or coffee table in Dubuque? It may have come from a local group of about a half-dozen women who meet weekly to make the cards. The group, Cards from America's Heartland, makes about 70 cards a month out of brightly colored papers, ribbon, twine...

Rural Minnesota nursing home closures hurt local economies

Jul. 4, 2019 9:24 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The closure of dozens of nursing homes in rural Minnesota over the past two decades has put pressure on the small communities that rely on them for care, income and revenue. Care Providers of Minnesota, a nonprofit that advocates for people who work in the industry, said that of the...

Police reports shed light on rape probe at Phoenix facility

Jul. 2, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Weeks before an employee of a long-term care facility in Phoenix was arrested in the rape of an incapacitated patient, some of his co-workers speculated that a member of the victim's family was responsible, with a company official even using a slur in suggesting that a relative could be the...

West Virginia official seeks 2nd nursing home for veterans

Jul. 2, 2019 3:37 AM EDT

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia official wants to build a second nursing home for veterans and hopes to secure funding for it during the next regular legislative session. The Register-Herald reports the cabinet secretary of the state Department of Veterans Assistance estimates it will cost about $12...

Evers facing pressure to sign Wisconsin budget

Jul. 1, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers faced pressure Monday to sign the state budget as passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature, even though it doesn't include many of his priorities and GOP lawmakers made it difficult for him to reshape it with partial vetoes. Republicans have been calling on the...

Lawsuit: 83-year-old woman was left in senior facility's van

Jun. 24, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The family of an 83-year-old woman has filed a lawsuit against an Alabama assisted living community accusing them of leaving the senior citizen in a van for six hours. News outlets report the lawsuit was filed against Elmcroft of Montgomery, LLC, following a field trip with other...