Aging and disability services

FILE - In this July 27, 2020, file photo, Nurse Kathe Olmstead, right, gives volunteer Melissa Harting, of Harpersville, N.Y., an injection as a study of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., gets underway in Binghamton, N.Y. An influential scientific panel on Tuesday, Dec. 1, is set to tackle one of the most pressing questions in the U.S. coronavirus epidemic: When the first doses of COVID-19 vaccine become available, who should be at the front of the line for shots? (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
December 01, 2020 - 10:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Health care workers and nursing home residents should be at the front of the line when the first coronavirus vaccine shots become available, an influential government advisory panel said Tuesday. The panel voted 13-1 to recommend those groups get priority in the first days of any...
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Vivian Zayas holds onto the walker once belonging to her recently deceased mother Ana Martinez while her family prays before Thanksgiving dinner, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, in Deer Park, N.Y. Ana Martinez died at 78 on April 1 while recovering at a nursing home from a knee replacement. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
November 26, 2020 - 6:03 pm
Vivian Zayas can’t keep herself from scrolling through photos of last Thanksgiving, when her mother stood at the stove to make a big pot of rice and beans and then took a seat at the edge of the table. That was before anyone had heard of COVID-19 and before it claimed the retired seamstress. Ana...
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November 25, 2020 - 2:15 am
LASALLE, Ill. (AP) — State officials have launched investigations into a coronavirus outbreak at a veterans nursing home in Illinois that has infected nearly 200 residents and staff members, and killed 27 veterans. News outlets reported Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office and the state’s...
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A Belgian Army medic suits up as she prepares to deliver lunch to patients with COVID-19 at the St. Michiel Hospital in Brussels, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. The Belgian military has been called into several hospitals and care homes to alleviate the stress on healthcare personnel. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
November 24, 2020 - 7:51 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium’s northern region of Flanders approved 575 million euros ($680 million) Tuesday to support staff at nursing home and welfare facilities that has come under intense pressure during the coronavirus crisis. During the first wave of the pandemic during the spring and again now,...
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November 22, 2020 - 12:01 pm
DENVER (AP) — Hall of Fame running back Floyd Little has entered hospice care, according to ex-Syracuse teammate Patrick Killorin. Killorin shared the update Saturday night on Facebook, where he’s provided periodic updates on Little’s health since May when Little’s bout with cancer became public. “...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 9, 2020 file photo, nurse Jean-Claude Feda, right, and trainee Lyson Rousseau, center, both wearing face masks, to protect against the spread of coronavirus, measure the blood pressure of resident Odette Defraigne-Schmit at CHC Liege Mativa home for elderly people in Liege, BelgiumAuthorities in Belgium fear another deadly wave of coronavirus cases could soon hit care homes as the country confronts the risk of seeing its hospitals overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients, leading them to restrict nursing home visits. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
November 16, 2020 - 3:33 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities “abandoned” thousands of elderly people who died in nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic and did not seek hospital treatment for many who were infected, violating their human rights, Amnesty International said in an investigation published Monday. One of...
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A man leaves after being tested with a PCR COVID-19 test in a nursing home of Ammerschwihr, eastern France, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. The aid group Doctors Without Borders has issued an appeal Wednesday Nov. 11, 2020, for medics, psychologists and other volunteers to work in Paris region nursing homes, where they say more people with the coronavirus have died so far in November than reported in the previous five months combined. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
November 11, 2020 - 5:20 pm
PARIS (AP) — Aid group Doctors Without Borders is recruiting emergency help for French nursing homes, where more people with the coronavirus have died so far in November than reported in the previous five months combined, as a season of resurgent infections has caught up with France's most...
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Weekly COVID-19 infections in nursing homes in 20 states have been rising since May. (AP Graphic)
November 08, 2020 - 6:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite Trump administration efforts to erect a protective shield around nursing homes, coronavirus cases are surging within facilities in states hard hit by the latest onslaught of COVID-19. An analysis of federal data from 20 states for The Associated Press finds that new weekly...
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Medical personnel of a nursing home awaiting French Health Minister Olivier Veran in Clamart, south of Paris, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. Virus pressure is mounting at French nursing homes, where more than 400 people with the virus have died in the past week. Some residents are again being confined to their rooms and cut off from their families. (Martin Bureau/Pool Photo via AP)
November 06, 2020 - 7:05 am
PARIS (AP) — Virus pressure is mounting at French nursing homes, where more than 400 people with COVID-19 have died in the past week and some residents are again being confined to their rooms and cut off from their families. “I cry every day,” said Patricia Deliry, 81, whose daughter usually...
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A health worker collects a nose swab sample for a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test at the Mycorama coronavirus testing facility during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Cernier, Switzerland, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (KEYSTONE/Laurent Gillieron)
November 03, 2020 - 11:36 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Coronavirus cases hit new daily highs this week in Russia, and Germany and the U.K. announced plans Tuesday to expand virus testing as European countries battled rapidly increasing COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations. Nations reintroduced restrictions to get ahead of a...
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