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As head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Verma says she's working to ease safety rules and lighten licensing requirements, to expand the number of hospital beds and health workers.
Doctors say the machine that helps some people with sleep apnea keep their airway open at night won't be enough to help an ill COVID-19 patient breathe and could spread the coronavirus to bystanders.
The Spanish military found residents of some care homes "completely abandoned" and "dead in their beds," Spain's defense minister announced Monday. Spain has more than 39,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
An 88-year-old Vermont woman is using FaceTime each day with her 92-year-old husband because his nursing home has barred visitors due to the coronavirus pandemic. She worries he'll forget her.
Nursing homes and long-term care centers across North Carolina are taking extra precautions to protect residents from the coronavirus.
A new containment zone in New Rochelle, N.Y., is designed to slow the spread of coronavirus, but officials worry about it reaching seniors, especially those living in nursing homes.
For millions of workers, remote work is not an option. Among them are home and health aides, who look after some of the most vulnerable, often themselves without health insurance and earning little.
Health inspectors are to be "hyperfocused on infection control right now," officials say, as they suss out what allowed COVID-19 to spread in a Kirkland, Wash., nursing home.
Keeping nursing home patients safe from an outbreak calls for excellent infection control. But government health inspectors found violations at many nursing homes, especially those with fewer staff.