The incoming administration aims to tackle child care, elder care, preschool and more in one ambitious aid program.
Yes, the coronavirus can be spread over cocktails and dinners. But these get-togethers do not account for the huge rise in cases seen now, the data show.
A large team of regulators at the agency will take about three weeks to review an application spanning thousands of pages.
In Pennsylvania, deaths in nursing homes account for almost two-thirds of all virus-related fatalities. Some of the people working inside those facilities say the pandemic is shaping their politics.
New outbreaks used to be traced back to crowded factories and rowdy bars. But now, the virus is so widespread not even health officials are able to keep up.
Nursing homes set restrictions to lower risks, but Covid-19 has continued spreading in some homes, and residents are now grappling with consequences from isolation.
They came to work when death counts were horrific and the risks enormous. Now they fear for their jobs. At one home, they agreed to speak out.
A manifesto urging reliance on “herd immunity” without lockdowns was warmly received by administration officials. But the strategy cannot stem the pandemic, many experts say.
Yes, you can help a cognitively impaired person participate in the election. But heed these two guidelines.
A network of scientists is chasing the pandemic’s holy grail: an antibody that protects against not just the virus, but also related pathogens that may threaten humans.
The reversal came just hours after the federal government threatened the state, calling the prohibition on the tests “illegal.”
Nevada health officials had found that two rapid tests had led to a high number of false positives in nursing home residents.
Decades of budget-cutting and market reforms laid the ground for a wave of death in Swedish nursing homes.
Two tests made by Quidel and BD repeatedly delivered false-positive results, prompting the state to stop using them.
By closely describing the inner lives of older people, Ms. Williams altered legal regulations and clinical standards applied to nursing homes.
Kimberly Jackson, a discharge planner at NeuroBehavioral Hospital in Indiana, spoke publicly about nursing homes’ practice of dumping patients in hospitals.
As seniors find themselves cut off from loved ones during the pandemic, some are turning to automated animals for company.
They are finding what families say are pretexts to send patients to hospitals for psychiatric care — and then refusing to let them return.
In a New Mexico long-term care facility, residents rely on care providers for medical care and moments of connection.
As I helped feed these residents, I understood how our common humanity makes us ‘infinitely responsible’ to others.
As states struggle to keep the coronavirus out of nursing homes, employees who work at multiple facilities are thought to be behind some of the continuing spread.
Nursing home residents and staff members account for around 40 percent of coronavirus-related deaths in the U.S. There’s no justifiable reason for that.
Researchers are testing an experimental drug to halt sudden outbreaks. The trial may bring a new type of treatment for the virus.
Borrowing from a model used for natural disasters, states are sending teams of responders to help facilities with outbreaks.
Nursing homes, the center of the pandemic, are seeking tax breaks, federal cash infusions and protection against lawsuits.
Struck hard by the pandemic, long-term and assisted living facilities shut their doors to outsiders. Many still have not reopened.
Warnings had piled up for years that nursing homes were vulnerable. The pandemic sent them to the back of the line for equipment and care.
The controversy over inadequate protective equipment has come to embody what critics describe as a haphazard federal effort to protect the 1.5 million Americans who live in nursing homes.
With more than 6,000 nursing home residents dying of the coronavirus, a fight over whether relatives should be allowed to sue has erupted in Albany.
A state directive sent thousands of Covid-19 patients into nursing homes, but the Cuomo administration has given other reasons for the virus’s spread.
Officials said that at least 15 people were feared dead as a result of the deluge and mudslides that struck the island of Kyushu overnight.
America’s neglect of older people extends to the people who care for them at home.
Sister Angela was a teacher, secretary and, in her late decades, a whiz on the computer. She died of the coronavirus.
An independent report on the coronavirus outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home describes “the opposite of infection control,” as administrators combined wards of infected and uninfected patients.
Nursing homes across the country are kicking out old and disabled residents and sending them to homeless shelters and rundown motels.
A patchwork of state and U.S. recommendations has hampered efforts to devise a uniform policy, leading to disputes over whether insurers or employers should cover testing costs.
‘This is like being in prison.’
We tracked the outbreak, the struggle to contain it and the fallout, interviewing residents’ families and listening to their conference calls as they sought answers from the facility’s leaders.
For the several million older Americans being cared for at home, the coronavirus brings new challenges.
The sisters were used to getting information. But the Isabella Geriatric Center was secretive about the virus outbreak from the beginning.
Nursing home residents. Cabdrivers. Immigrants. Covid-19 has become a disease of the vulnerable.
Not having an accurate, honest, nationwide way to tally Covid-19 cases will only add to the current tragedy.
At the Home Farm nursing home on the Isle of Skye, more than a quarter of its residents died and nearly all were infected with coronavirus. Families are furious.
The loss of 98 lives there is nothing short of a tragedy.
Both the 20-year-old man who was arrested and the 75-year-old victim were patients of the facility, the police said.
More than a third of America’s Covid-19 deaths can be traced back to these facilities. Experts suggest several ways to make them safer.
Homes with a significant number of black and Latino residents have been twice as likely to be hit by the coronavirus as those where the population is overwhelmingly white.
Pandemic or not, immigrants’ work has always been essential.
After decades of mistreatment, older Americans are bearing the worst of the pandemic.
Sylvia Goldsholl, who lives in a New Jersey nursing home, is one of the country’s oldest survivors of the coronavirus. “She’s very feisty,” her nephew said.