Latest Elderly welfare News

Russian ties shred German ex-leader Schroeder's standing

May. 23, 2022 02:25 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Gerhard Schroeder left the German chancellery after a narrow election defeat in 2005 with every chance of a future as a respected elder statesman. His ambitious overhaul of the country’s welfare state was just beginning to kick in and he had won plaudits among...

Australia's would-be PM Albanese shaped by humble start

May. 20, 2022 00:26 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The son of a single mother who raised him on a pension, Anthony Albanese had a humble start to life for a politician who could become Australia’s prime minister on Saturday. His financially precarious upbringing in government-owned housing in Sydney...

Israel lifts indoor mask mandate as coronavirus cases drop

Apr. 24, 2022 05:26 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has lifted an indoor mask mandate in place for nearly a year as the country’s new cases of coronavirus continue to drop. The end of the masking requirement took effect Saturday night. Masks remain mandatory in hospitals, elderly care facilities and on...

Police: Woman posed as health aide to steal from seniors

Apr. 20, 2022 12:04 PM EDT

RANDOLPH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has been charged with stealing jewelry and other valuable personal items from several different senior living facilities by posing as a health aide. Randolph Police Chief Anthony Marag said Tuesday that 36-year-old Anne Rose Fleurant of...

Shanghai reports first deaths in current COVID-19 outbreak

Apr. 18, 2022 04:29 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Shanghai authorities on Monday reported the first COVID-19 deaths in the latest outbreak in China’s most populous and wealthiest city. All three people who died were elderly, had underlying diseases such as diabetes and hypertension and had not been vaccinated...

Shanghai hospital pays the price for China's COVID response

Apr. 09, 2022 07:57 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A series of deaths at a hospital for elderly patients in Shanghai is underscoring the dangerous consequences of China's stubborn pursuit of a zero-COVID approach amid an escalating outbreak in the city of 26 million people. Multiple patients have died at the Shanghai...

4 big expenses you could face in retirement

Mar. 30, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

Retirement planning is part savings, part guessing game. While many of your day-to-day expenses will remain the same, there are big-ticket categories that can take a large bite out of your savings. The more you can plan, the better prepared you’ll be to weather the costs. Here are...

Maine eyes panel to help corral rising energy costs

Mar. 26, 2022 08:43 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers are considering a proposal that would create an advisory council to try to prevent unaffordable utility rates. Democratic Sen. Eloise Vitelli of Arrowsic has proposed the creation of the council, which she has said would review utility rates...

Health program for undocumented seniors leaves some behind

Mar. 26, 2022 01:05 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Editors’ note: Injustice Watch and Chicago Tribune teamed up to report on the challenges facing Illinois’ aging undocumented population. This is the second installment in a series focused on access to health care and housing. Leer en español. ___ ...

China reports first COVID-19 deaths in more than a year

Mar. 19, 2022 23:29 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s health authorities reported two COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, the first since January 2021, as the country battles its worst outbreak in two years driven by a surge in the highly transmissible omicron variant. The deaths, both in northeastern China’s Jilin...