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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Senior citizens in the US relive their prom memories

A retirement home threw a prom for its citizens, with music from different eras.


Assisted living tries virtual reality to help seniors with dementia

Black-and-white-striped angelfish glide past Mary Spencer as she scuba dives for the first time in her 84 years.


Yes to villages, no if it’s expensive

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


MBPJ to pave way for senior citizens care and assisted living

The Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) wants to amend the PJ Local Plan 1 and 2 to include zones that cater for the caring of and assisted living for the elderly.


Seniors an overlooked technology market: report

Technology companies focus much of their product development and advertising on reaching young adults and teenagers. But they would be wise to not overlook those customers' parents and grandparents.