Tag Archive | "deaths"

hospitals, nursing homes

Nursing Homes Report Deaths Up 32 Percent Amid Pandemic

Deaths among Medicare patients in nursing homes soared by 32 percent last year, with two devastating spikes eight months apart.

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Drug, medications

Medications: 1.1 M Medicare Recipients Could Die Due To High Prices

More than one million Medicare patients could die over the next decade because they cannot afford to pay for their prescription medications, according to a new study.

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As COVID-19 Lurks, Families Are Locked Out Of Nursing Homes

Families are beset by fear and anxiety as COVID-19 makes inroads at nursing homes across the country, threatening the lives of vulnerable older adults.

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A sign near the pond behind Brookdale Charleston warns about the potential risk of alligators. (Leigh Webber for KHN)

Assisted Living’s Breakneck Growth Leaves Safety Of Dementia Patients Behind

They found Bonnie Walker’s body floating in a pond behind her assisted living facility in South Carolina. There were puncture wounds on her ear, her temple, her jaw and her cheeks.

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Cultural icon deaths make Gen Xers ponder mortality

Throughout the year, office conversations, dinner party discussions and social media have exploded with incredulity, sadness and fear, as one ’80s celebrity after another died, starting in January with David Bowie.

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