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Missing Pueblo man with Alzheimer's found dead near his home

Jul. 22, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — An elderly Pueblo man who was reported missing after wandering away from his independent assisted living home was found dead in a nearby ravine. The Pueblo Chieftain reports 81-year-old Daniel Otero was reported missing July 17 and was found dead...

The Latest: Belgium govt raises flood death toll to 20

Jul. 16, 2021 10:45 AM EDT

The Latest on deadly flooding in Europe: BRUSSELS — Belgium’s government says the death toll from unprecedented flooding in parts of the country has risen to 20. Interior Minister Annelies Verlinden said Friday that emergency workers were trying...

Pen pals spread joy to seniors at assisted living facilities

Jul. 12, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Robert Fox and his new friend, Stephanie, both share a love of music, amusement parks and animals. The two have become pen pals and written letters to each other during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fox, an 87-year-old Army veteran and a resident of...

4 die from COVID-19 at WVa assisted living facility

Jun. 23, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

ATHENS, W.Va. (AP) — Four people have died due to COVID-19 at an assisted living facility in Mercer County, West Virginia. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reported that 12 of the 14 residents at Rockin’ Chair Residential Care in Lerona tested positive for the...

Dementia wards in Pennsylvania hard-hit during the pandemic

May. 10, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the weeks before she died of COVID-19 in the dementia unit of a suburban Philadelphia personal care home, Barbara Demech often lamented about the Alzheimer’s disease that began gripping her mind a decade earlier. “She’d say to me, ‘I just...

Ducey wants nursing home oversight board axed after failures

May. 04, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has vetoed routine legislation that would have allowed the board that oversees licenses and certifications for managers of nursing homes and assisted living facilities to operate for eight more years, saying instead that the board should be eliminated....

Nursing home workers can skip COVID-19 tests if vaccinated

May. 03, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fully vaccinated employees in Ohio's nursing homes and assisted living facilities will no longer have to undergo twice-weekly testing for the coronavirus, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Monday in an effort to boost worker vaccination rates. A person is...

Man with Alzheimer's who left care facility found dead

Apr. 30, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The body of a man with Alzheimer’s has been found less than two days after he was reported missing from an assisted living facility in Forest Grove. Forest Grove Police received a report of a missing person from Hawthorne House Care Facility...