Tag: Elderly welfare

First vaccinations given in Haiti since start of pandemic

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Health care workers and senior citizens were the first people vaccinated on Friday in Haiti as part of a test run...

‘Protected them to death’: Elder-care COVID rules under fire

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Barbara and Christine Colucci long to remove their masks and kiss their 102-year-old mother, who has dementia and is in a nursing home in...

Mexican elderly lose work as grocery baggers, protest

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MEXICO CITY — The coronavirus pandemic and changing consumer habits threaten to put an end to a decades-old practice of allowing elderly people in...

Doctors warn of burns from asphalt as heat wave hits US West

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PHOENIX — Doctors who work in Arizona and Nevada burn centers are warning of injuries from contact with super-heated roadways and other surfaces as...

Can virtual reality help seniors? Study hopes to find out

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POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — Terry Colli and three other residents of the John Knox Village senior community got a trip via computer to the...

Biden budget highlights: Lots of spending, taxing the rich

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden's $6 trillion budget proposal offers major new initiatives like child and elder care subsidies, generous tax credits for families...

Biden budget highlights: Lots of spending, taxing the rich

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden's $6 trillion budget proposal offers major new initiatives like child and elder care subsidies, generous tax credits for families...

Liz Weston: How to be a better long-distance caregiver

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Long pandemic lockdowns forced many older adults to become comfortable with video calls to stay connected with family. That in turn means that long-distance...

Report on France’s virus response criticizes elderly care

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PARIS — A report made public Tuesday into France‚Äôs handling of the coronavirus criticized the government for not providing enough care for older adults...

South Africa starts vaccinating its elderly against COVID-19

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JOHANNESBURG — South Africa has started its mass vaccination drive with the goal of inoculating nearly 5 million elderly citizens over the age of...