Aging and disability services

Nurses hug as they leave the Vilanova nursing home in Corbas, near Lyon, central France, Monday, May 4, 2020. For 47 days and nights, staff and the 106 residents of the Vilanova nursing home waited out the coronavirus storm together, while the illness killed tens of thousands of people in other homes across Europe, including more than 9,000 in France. Because staff and residents were locked in together, Vilanova didn't have to confine people to their rooms like other homes to shield them from the risk of infection brought in from outside. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
May 04, 2020 - 8:03 am
LYON, France (AP) — As the coronavirus scythed through nursing homes, cutting a deadly path, Valerie Martin vowed to herself that the story would be different in the home she runs in France. The action she took to stop the virus from infecting and killing the vulnerable older adults in her care was...
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May 02, 2020 - 8:41 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The highest rate of coronavirus cases of any county on the U.S. West Coast is Washington state’s Yakima County. Health experts point to a large number of essential workers, a large number of cases in long-term care facilities and a large agricultural workforce living and...
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This photo provided by Patrick Sandoval shows signs inside the Walmart in Gallup, N.M., on Friday, May 1, 2020, to advise shoppers that non-essential items aren't available for purchase. (Patrick Sandoval via AP)
May 02, 2020 - 6:51 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A city that is a modern-day trading post on the southern outskirts of the Navajo Nation was on lockdown over the weekend under the watch of National Guard troops and state police to discourage nonessential travel and commerce as local coronavirus infections soar. Invoking...
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The Isabella Geriatric Center is shown Friday, May 1, 2020, in New York. The nursing home says nearly 100 of its residents have died from confirmed or suspected cases the novel coronavirus. It is among the hardest hit nursing homes in the state, with 46 confirmed fatalities and an additional 52 deaths of people suspected to have the virus. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
May 01, 2020 - 7:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City nursing home on Friday reported the deaths of 98 residents believed to have had the coronavirus — a staggering death toll that shocked public officials. “It’s absolutely horrifying,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “It’s inestimable loss, and it’s just impossible to...
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Funeral director Amy Cunningham, of Fitting Tribute Funerals, center left, pins an embroidered nameplate to the casket of Winifred Pardo at Sherman's Flatbush Memorial Chapel, Wednesday, April 29, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. When 91-year-old Pardo died at last month, her family was in other states and couldn't be with her because of the coronavirus. So a Brooklyn funeral director turned to people in her own neighborhood for help. And people responded. One woman did some embroidery for the casket. Others sent over lilacs and daffodils. One of Pardo's daughter says she was touched by the gifts. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
May 01, 2020 - 11:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The request, posted on an online neighborhood forum by a Brooklyn funeral director, was simple but heartfelt. A 91-year-old woman had died from the coronavirus. Her family was scattered in other states. Would anyone like to contribute items for her funeral, like flowers? This wasn’t...
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In this Wednesday, April 29, 2020, photo Mayor Steve Clifford poses for a photo in front of the town's iconic, small version of the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, Texas. The whiplash in Paris from healthy outlier to overnight hotspot illustrates the balancing act states are taking on as they begin relaxing public health restrictions. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
April 30, 2020 - 5:50 pm
PARIS, Texas (AP) — Barely a week ago, rural Lamar County could make a pretty good argument for Texas' reopening on Friday. Only a handful of the 50,000 residents here, right on the border with Oklahoma, had tested positive for the coronavirus. None had died. The mayor of Paris, Texas — a pit stop...
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NYPD officers salute the USNS Naval Hospital Ship Comfort as it is pushed out into the Hudson River by tugboats, Thursday, April 30, 2020, in the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
April 30, 2020 - 5:33 pm
About a month ago, with Los Angeles girding for a potentially crippling surge of coronavirus cases, a massive white Navy hospital ship chugged into port: a powerful symbol of the government's response to the pandemic. The USNS Mercy, with 1,000 hospital beds and giant red crosses on its sides, was...
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A station passageway is crowded with commuters wearing face mask during a rush hour in Tokyo Monday, April 27, 2020. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expanded a state of emergency to all of Japan from just Tokyo and other urban areas as the virus continues to spread. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
April 27, 2020 - 11:22 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Head of Japan’s medical association: Olympics...
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In this April 20, 2020, photo, nurses guide a resident at Wren Hall nursing home in the central England village of Selston. The coronavirus pandemic is taking a huge emotional and physical toll on staff in Britain’s nursing homes, who often feel like they're toiling on a forgotten front line. The virus is sweeping like a scythe through Britain’s 20,000 care homes and has left thousands of elderly people sick and dead. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
April 24, 2020 - 9:37 am
SELSTON, England (AP) — Lucy Dawson is haunted by a sense of powerlessness. The nurse has equipment to treat the residents of the nursing home where she works when they become sick with the coronavirus — but it doesn’t seem to make any difference. “We’ve got fluids, or we’ve got oxygen on the go...
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In this April 21, 2020, photo, Marguerite Mouille, 94, gestures while her visiting daughter takes a photo at the Kaisesberg nursing home, eastern France. France has started to break the seals on its locked down nursing homes, allowing limited visitation rights for the families of elderly residents. The visits are proving bittersweet for some, too short and restricted to make up for weeks of isolation and loneliness. But they are shedding light on the immense emotional toll caused by locking down care homes. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
April 23, 2020 - 2:38 am
PARIS (AP) — For her first authorized visit in more than six weeks with her 80-year-old mother, Sabrina Deliry prepared a selection of their favorite tunes, among them Edith Piaf’s “La Vie en Rose.” Later, at the Paris nursing home where the mother has been agonizing in the solitude of her room,...
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