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Caregivers at nursing homes have had to stay in-house to safeguard the elderly they care for. But the strain of being away from their families is beginning to take its toll.
After nearly being placed on a ventilator, spending five days unconcious and her kidneys beginning to fail, Stacy Jackson warns people not to take Covid-19 lightly.
Because the pandemic has robbed families of traditional funerals, even in non-coronavirus deaths, Preston Griffin often becomes the face of their final goodbye.
LISBON: Portugal’s Mello family has survived two world wars, nationalisation and an international bailout. Their strategy of sticking together and getting the timing right on some key decisions looks like it has paid off once again, even in the midst of a global pandemic.
TOKYO (Reuters) - At the Tokyo elder-care home where 27-year-old Yoshimu works, the coronavirus has stretched already tight staffing, leaving residents to sometimes sit longer in soiled diapers or to steal food from one another.
(Reuters) - New York state on Sunday announced new coronavirus-safety measures to better protect nursing home residents, who are highly vulnerable to the respiratory illness and account for a large share of the nearly 80,000 Americans who have died from it.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eager to bolster the healthcare system during the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. government last month sped $30 billion in stimulus payments to most healthcare providers that billed Medicare last year.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. government figures show novel coronavirus infections will spike during the summer if stay-at-home orders are lifted after 30 days as planned, the New York Times reported on Friday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Retired firefighter Gary Holmberg was only supposed to be at the Pleasant View nursing home in Maryland for a little while, recovering from a fall at his assisted living center.
(Reuters) - Earl Kerr, a 57-year-old electrical contractor in Jacksonville, Florida, says he fears for his 80-year-old mother, who entered an assisted living facility just before the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States. And he says he worries that the tanking economy will sink his small business.