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World 12 Sep 2017 | 11:36 PM

Criminal probe opens into eight deaths at Florida nursing home after Irma

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (Reuters) - Eight elderly patients died after being left inside a stifling South Florida nursing home that lost power during Hurricane Irma, officials said on Wednesday, prompting a criminal probe and adding to the mounting loss of life from the storm.

World 10 Sep 2017 | 3:43 AM

Hurricane Irma lashes Florida, evacuees brace for strike

Miami (AFP) - Hurricane Irma began pummeling Florida late Saturday, threatening almost the entire southeastern US state after cutting a deadly path of destruction through the Caribbean.

World 09 Sep 2017 | 6:31 AM

Irma regains strength as Category 5 hurricane, mass exodus in Florida

MIAMI: Store owners boarded up their windows and families sandbagged their homes to join a mass exodus as Hurricane Irma churned toward Florida as a maximum-strength storm.

World 01 Sep 2017 | 6:45 AM

Houston hospitals brace for influx of patients after Harvey

(Reuters) - Houston-area hospitals are bracing for an influx of patients as record flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey recedes, an effort likely to be complicated by potential staff shortages because of the storm's disruption of employees' lives.

World 30 Aug 2017 | 4:15 AM

Neighbours in need - building community in the eye of a storm

BELLAIRE, Texas (Reuters) - Shiraz Younas tried and failed three times to persuade Melanie Clampitt, an elderly amputee, to leave her house as the floodwaters rose to her front step on Sunday. She finally agreed when water covered the kitchen floor in her home of 44 years.

Nation 09 Jul 2017 | 12:00 AM

Yes to villages, no if it’s expensive

THE idea of living in a convenient, peaceful community after retiring is much welcomed by Malaysians.

Nation 23 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Forging a stronger voice for senior citizens

PETALING JAYA: Old folks home operators nationwide will be able to band together to voice out issues faced by the industry under a new association to be formed soon.

Nation 16 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Better old folks homes under new Act

PETALING JAYA: Old folks home operators who provide inadequate living quarters for senior citizens will bear the full brunt of a new law which will introduce fines or jail terms to offenders.

Nation 12 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM

Making the disabled feel at home

PETALING JAYA: By the disabled, for the disabled. That’s the idea behind Fadzli Fadhilah’s recent acquisition of an assisted living home for the disabled.

World 14 Apr 2014 | 7:06 AM

Three dead in fatal shooting in Kansas

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2014 (AFP) - A gunman shot three people dead Sunday at a Jewish community center and a retirement community in Kansas, drawing widespread condemnation and consternation on the eve of Passover.