Michelangelo Lovelace, Artist of Street Life in Cleveland, Dies at 60

His vibrant paintings of the urban Black experience, and his sketches of nursing home residents he cared for as an aide, drew increasing notice in his last years.

#art, #black-people, #cleveland-ohio, #deaths-obituaries, #lovelace-michelangelo, #nursing-homes

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Covid Pandemic Forces Families to Rethink Nursing Home Care

Even with vaccines, many older people and their relatives are weighing how to manage at-home care for those who can no longer live independently.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #elderly, #families-and-family-life, #home-health-care, #medicaid, #nursing-homes, #your-feed-healthcare

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Together Again: Documenting Nursing Home Reunions After One Long Year

The pandemic kept nursing home residents and their families apart. Photographers for The New York Times were there when they finally reunited.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #nursing-homes, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living

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Cuomo Aides Spent Months Hiding Nursing Home Death Toll

Aides to the New York governor, Andrew M. Cuomo, repeatedly prevented state health officials from releasing the number of nursing home deaths in the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #derosa-melissa, #health-department-nys, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes, #rhodes-gareth, #zucker-howard-a

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5 Health Care Jobs on the Rise

Occupations in the industry are increasingly in demand because of an aging population and longer life spans.

#accreditation, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #home-health-care, #hospice-care, #labor-and-jobs, #massage, #medicine-and-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #united-states-economy

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Turning Away From Nursing Homes, to What?

Covid-19 has driven down Americans’ demand for senior care facilities. Building support for more elders to remain at home requires systemic changes.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #elderly, #medicaid, #medicare, #nursing-homes, #retirement

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As Cuomo Sought $4 Million Book Deal, Aides Hid Damaging Death Toll

Gov. Andrew Cuomo boasted, “I am not a superhero,” in early versions of his book, drafted as his aides scrubbed a politically damaging Health Department report.

#american-crisis-leadership-lessons-from-the-covid-19-pandemic-book, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #crown-publishing-group, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #derosa-melissa, #elder-care, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes

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‘Mom Is Really Different’: Nursing Homes Reopen to Joy and Grief

Nursing homes, one of the most restricted settings in America during the pandemic, are allowing visitors again. But opening the doors has brought new complications.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dementia, #elderly, #grief-emotion, #hospice-care, #nursing-homes, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Getting to Yes: A Nursing Home’s Mission to Vaccinate Its Hesitant Staff

Almost all of the residents at Forest Hills of D.C. got their initial Covid-19 shots in January. But nearly half of the staff there had declined. Would an effort to change their minds succeed?

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #forest-hills-of-d-c, #labor-and-jobs, #nursing-homes, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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A Nursing Home’s Mission to Vaccinate Its Hesitant Staff

Almost all of the residents at Forest Hills of D.C. got their initial Covid-19 shots in January. But nearly half of the staff there had declined. Would an effort to change their minds succeed?

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #forest-hills-of-d-c, #labor-and-jobs, #nursing-homes, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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A Nursing Home’s First Day Out of Lockdown

Residents in West Virginia shared their feelings about being allowed to mix again after months of isolation.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #nursing-homes, #vaccination-and-immunization, #west-virginia

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Several Injured in Large Fire at New York Assisted Living Home

More than 100 residents were evacuated from the facility in Spring Valley, N.Y. “Numerous” residents and firefighters were injured and some were hospitalized, the police said.

#fires-and-firefighters, #nursing-homes, #rockland-county-ny, #spring-valley-ny

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N.Y. Nursing Home Deaths: F.B.I. Investigating if Cuomo Aides Gave False Data

The inquiry has added to the legal pressure faced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his aides over the deaths of nursing home residents from Covid-19.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #derosa-melissa, #elder-care, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #justice-department, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes

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California Sues Nursing Home Chain, Saying It Manipulated Ratings System

The lawsuit, filed by the state attorney general and other prosecutors, accuses Brookdale Senior Living of gaming Medicare’s ubiquitous star-rating system.

#becerra-xavier, #brookdale-senior-living-inc, #california, #centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services, #elder-care, #frauds-and-swindling, #medicare, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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California Sues Brookdale Senior Living, the Nursing Home Operator

The lawsuit, filed by the state attorney general and other prosecutors, accuses Brookdale Senior Living of gaming Medicare’s ubiquitous star-rating system.

#becerra-xavier, #brookdale-senior-living-inc, #california, #centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services, #elder-care, #frauds-and-swindling, #medicare, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Maggots, Rape and Yet Five Stars: How U.S. Ratings of Nursing Homes Mislead the Public

Nursing homes have manipulated the influential star system in ways that have masked deep problems — and left them unprepared for Covid-19.

#bed-sores, #brookdale-senior-living-inc, #centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services, #clove-lakes-health-care-and-rehabilitation-center-staten-island-ny, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #elder-care, #health-and-human-services-department, #infections, #life-care-centers-of-america, #manor-care-incorporated, #medicaid, #medicare, #nursing-homes, #united-states

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U.S. Allows Indoor Visits in Nursing Homes. Here’s What to Know.

The recommendations are the first revision to the federal government’s nursing home guidance since September.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #elderly, #nursing-homes, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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In Canada’s Long-Term Care Homes, Vaccinated and Still Locked Inside

“Right now, they aren’t living. They are existing.” As nursing homes in Canada grapple with the balance between protecting residents while preserving their rights and autonomy, time is running out for many.

#canada, #elder-care, #nursing-homes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #toronto-ontario, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Publisher Halts Promotion of Cuomo Book, Citing Nursing Homes Inquiry

“American Crisis” was supposed to be a triumphant account of New York’s coronavirus fight. But as scandals swirl, sales have dramatically slowed.

#american-crisis-leadership-lessons-from-the-covid-19-pandemic-book, #blake-gillian, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crown-publishing-group, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes, #politics-and-government

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A Governor in Isolation: How Andrew Cuomo Lost His Grip on New York

Amid calls for his resignation, the governor is relying on a shrinking circle of advisers to help him navigate the biggest crises of his political life.

#boylan-lindsey-1984, #cuomo-andrew-m, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel

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Cuomo Discovers #MeToo Means #HimToo

Democrats agonize over the fate of a falling star.

#metoo-movement, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #democratic-party, #nursing-homes, #sexual-harassment

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Cuomo Is Told to Preserve Records at Issue in Sexual Harassment Inquiry

The directive came as Mr. Cuomo faced a new accusation that an aide had completed the sexual harassment training he was required to undergo for him.

#metoo-movement, #bennett-charlotte-1995, #boylan-lindsey-1984, #cuomo-andrew-m, #james-letitia, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes, #sexual-harassment, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Andrew Cuomo and Nursing Home Deaths: What We Know

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration has been accused of deliberately obscuring the full scope of nursing home deaths in New York.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #derosa-melissa, #nursing-homes

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How Rhode Island Fell to the Coronavirus

A dense population of vulnerable citizens set the stage for a frightening epidemic.

#central-falls-ri, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #elderly, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hispanic-americans, #hospitals, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #loneliness, #masks, #medicine-and-health, #new-england-states-us, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #pawtucket-ri, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #providence-ri, #quarantines, #rhode-island, #rhode-island-hospital, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-science

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Can Long-Term Care Employers Require Staff Members to Be Vaccinated?

As legal experts and ethicists debate, some companies aren’t waiting.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #home-health-care, #labor-and-jobs, #nursing-homes, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-science

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Cuomo Aides Rewrote Nursing Home Report to Hide Higher Death Toll

The central role played by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s top staff members reflects the lengths he has gone to brush aside public health expertise and bolster his position as a national leader in the fight against the coronavirus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #derosa-melissa, #disease-rates, #elder-care, #health-department-nys, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes, #states-us

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High Turnover at Nursing Homes Threatens Residents’ Care

A new study highlights the persistent problems caused by an unstable work force, an underlying threat that may have led to staggering death tolls in the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-affairs-journal, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #research, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-healthcare

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What We Know About Gov. Cuomo’s Sexual Harassment Claims

Two former state employees have accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, prompting calls for an independent investigation.

#bennett-charlotte-1995, #boylan-lindsey-1984, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #james-letitia, #nursing-homes, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel

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China’s Retirement Home Industry is Plagued by Ponzi Schemes

Rooms and beds for retirees are in short supply as the population ages, leaving many vulnerable to companies pitching risky investments.

#china, #elder-care, #elderly, #families-and-family-life, #finances, #frauds-and-swindling, #nursing-homes, #population, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living

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How Pandemic Isolation Affected an Alzheimer’s Patient in a Nursing Home

The pandemic has stolen away the chance to surround the sister we are losing to dementia with our love, so that she does not have to face death alone.

#alzheimers-disease, #bipolar-disorder, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #nursing-homes, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Romance Blossoms for Seniors During Quarantine

For some in assisted living residences, the lockdown has made finding a romantic companion as simple as walking down the hall.

#elderly, #love-emotion, #nursing-homes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living

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Former Aide Says Cuomo ‘Kissed Me on the Lips’

Lindsey Boylan, once a special adviser to the governor, detailed several unsettling episodes in a new essay. 

#boylan-lindsey-1984, #cuomo-andrew-m, #kim-ronald-1979, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sexual-harassment

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When Covid Hit Nursing Homes, Part 2: ‘They’re Not Giving Us an Ending’

In the final part of our exploration of what happened in New York’s nursing homes, we ask: How did the decisions made by Gov. Andrew Cuomo contribute to the crisis?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #elder-care, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes

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When Covid Hit Nursing Homes, Part 1: ‘My Mother Died Alone’

In the first of two episodes on what went wrong in New York’s nursing homes, we look at the crisis through the eyes of a bereaved daughter.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #elder-care, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes, #politics-and-government, #united-states

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105-Year Old Woman Survived Spanish Flu, and Now, Coronavirus

Lucia DeClerck, the oldest resident of a New Jersey nursing home, tested positive for the virus on her 105th birthday, one day after her second vaccine shot.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #lucia-declerck, #new-jersey, #nursing-homes, #pfizer-inc, #raisins, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Can Andrew Cuomo’s ‘Bullying’ Style Still Work in Politics?

The scrutiny of Covid-19 deaths in New York nursing homes has also put the governor’s aggressive behavior in the spotlight.

#bullies, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #kim-ron-t, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures

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Cuomo Lashes Out at Critics As Outcry Over Nursing Homes Grows

The New York governor’s remarks came as Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined lawmakers backing an investigation into the state’s handling of nursing homes in the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes

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A Year of Unraveling

For the millions of Americans living with dementia, every day during this pandemic can bring a fresh horror.

#alzheimers-assn, #alzheimers-disease, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dementia, #elder-care, #elderly, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #national-institute-on-aging, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes

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Coronavirus Vaccines Are Reaching American Arms

Millions of doses of coronavirus vaccine are still sitting in freezers, allocated in excess to nursing homes or stockpiled for later use. Now states are claiming them.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #nursing-homes, #states-us, #stockpiling, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #virginia

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Cuomo at a Crossroads: What Comes Next?

We talked to our Albany bureau chief, Jesse McKinley, about a political reckoning over coronavirus deaths for the embattled governor of New York.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #james-letitia, #kim-ronald-1979, #limbaugh-rush, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes, #state-legislatures

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The Fallout for Cuomo Over Nursing Home Deaths

Lawmakers are moving to strip the governor of pandemic emergency powers in a repercussion from how the deaths were counted.

#astoria-queens-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #derosa-melissa, #flowers-and-plants, #new-york-city, #nursing-homes, #state-legislatures

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Cuomo Faces Revolt as Legislators Move to Strip Him of Pandemic Powers

Democratic lawmakers have begun to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s handling of virus-related nursing home deaths, and the governor also faces a federal inquiry.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #democratic-party, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes, #war-and-emergency-powers-us

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Cuomo Vowed to ‘Destroy’ a Fellow Democrat Over Nursing Home Criticism

Gov. Andrew Cuomo attacked Assemblyman Ron Kim, both publicly and in a private phone call, as a war intensified over the state’s handling of nursing home deaths during the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #kim-ronald-1979, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes

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Cuomo Accepts Some Blame in Nursing Home Scandal but Denies Cover-Up

Gov. Andrew Cuomo admitted to a delay and that he “created pain,” but stopped short of a full apology for the state’s withholding of virus death data from state lawmakers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #derosa-melissa, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures

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Inside a Nursing Home After the Covid-19 Vaccine: Joy, Relief and Game Night

A nursing home where vaccinations have finished offers a glimpse at what the other side of the pandemic might look like.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #elder-care, #nursing-homes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wheeling-w-va

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New Allegations of Cover-Up by Cuomo Over Nursing Home Virus Toll

In a leaked conversation, the governor’s top aide admitted that data was withheld on nursing homes, where more than 10,000 New Yorkers have died during the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #health-department-nys, #nursing-homes

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French Nun Sister Andre, Close to Turning 117, Knocks Down Covid-19

Sister André will celebrate her victory against the virus and her 117th birthday on Thursday with a feast, and a glass of Champagne.

#birthdays, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #france, #loneliness, #nuns, #nursing-homes

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In Line for Vaccination, and Not Getting Younger

Residents and workers at long-term-care facilities are high-priority candidates for the Covid-19 vaccines. But many are still waiting.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cvs-caremark-corporation, #elder-care, #elderly, #nursing-homes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walgreen-co, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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The Ageism and Ableism Driving the Vaccine Rollout Is Deadly

The state-sanctioned callous treatment of some of us as disposable has put everyone at risk.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disabilities, #elderly, #nursing-homes, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources

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Health Care Workers Hit Hard by the Coronavirus Pandemic

Vaccines may be on the way, but many on the front-lines are burned out. Has the government done enough to help alleviate their stress?

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #doctors, #hospitals, #labor-and-jobs, #medicine-and-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #shortages, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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