NY eases visitor ban aimed at curbing virus in nursing homes

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Certain nursing homes in New York can allow visitors — with restrictions — starting July 15 as the state eases a ban aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19 among vulnerable elder...

Medicare nursing home COVID site leaves users 'in the dark'

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Trump administration required nursing homes to report their COVID-19 cases, it also promised to make the data available to residents, families and the public in a user-frien...

NY count: 6,300 virus patients were sent to nursing homes

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York hospitals released more than 6,300 recovering coronavirus patients into nursing homes during the height of the pandemic under a controversial, now-scrapped policy, state o...

Stimulus money could pose dilemmas in nursing homes

NEW YORK (AP) — Nursing home residents are among the Americans getting $1,200 checks as part of the U.S. government’s plan to revive the economy. But with many long-term care facilities under lockdown...

Dems: Government's 'deadly delay' devastated nursing homes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration was slow to comprehend the scale of COVID-19's impact on nursing homes and a disjointed federal response has only compounded the devastating toll, according ...

Virus visitor bans renew interest in nursing home cameras

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Visitation bans at nursing homes have renewed interest in legislation that would allow families to put remote cameras inside the facilities to help see how loved ones are doing....

The Latest: Mayo Clinic to end pay cuts, recall workers

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic is ending pay cuts that the Minnesota-based health system imposed to deal with a patient downturn caused by the novel coronavirus. The Star Tribune r...

U.S. officials change virus risk groups, add pregnant women

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's top public health agency on Thursday revamped its list of which Americans are at higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness, adding pregnant women and removing age alone as a...

Report: 'Baffling' errors at vets home amid deadly outbreak

The leadership of a home for aging veterans in Massachusetts where nearly 80 residents sickened with the coronavirus have died packed dementia patients into a crowded unit as the virus spread, one of ...

Taiwan may allow foreign travelers from island countries, not major cities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Health Minister and Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) revealed Sunday (June 21) that health officials have begun discussions about possibly...

Because of the virus, dads mark Father's Day from a distance

CHICAGO (AP) — Wake Sharp got to see his family on Father’s Day -- see them, not hug them, not kiss them, not even shake hands. Because of the terrible toll taken by the coronavirus ...

Taiwan to ban rent hikes during tenants' lease term

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To prevent unreasonable rent hikes and associated fees, Taiwan's authorities have drafted a law to protect monthly and daily tenants during their lease terms. The ...

Grim blame game over COVID deaths in besieged nursing homes

WASHINGTON (AP) — A grim blame game with partisan overtones is breaking out over COVID-19 deaths among nursing home residents, a tiny slice of the population that represents a shockingly high proporti...

Amid tears and laughter, visits resume in nursing homes

BOSTON (AP) — She wore a mask and sat across the nursing home patio from her elderly mother, but Marcie Abramson's emotions were on full display as the two connected in person for the first time in ne...

Former world champion boxer Gvozdyk retires

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The former world light heavyweight boxing champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk has retired, his manager said Wednesday. Egis Klimas wrote on Instagram that “he is retiring...