US Nursing Home Visitor Ban Isolates Seniors

Expand The single-story Life Care Center, a facility in Kirkland, Washington, March 18, 2020. © 2020 AP Photo/Elaine Thompson Last week, in response to the spread of the coronavirus, the United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the regulator for over 15,000 nursing homes in the US, announced a “no visitors” policy for […]

Australia: Prevent Restraint in Aged Care

October 8, 2019 Video Video: Nursing Homes in Australia Routinely Sedate Older People Monica has dementia and lives with her husband in a facility near Melbourne. Her son realized she was being given a cocktail of drugs when he asked to see her charts. After extensive negotiation, Monica’s doctor and facility staff agreed to wean […]

US Power Outages Endanger People with Disabilities

Expand A car drives through a darkened Montclair Village as Pacific Gas & Electric power shutdowns continue in Oakland, California, October 10, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo/Noah Berger The risk of wildfire in the US state of California led utility provider Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to institute temporary power outages around the state earlier […]

Making Life a Little Easier on Ukraine’s Front Lines

November 29, 2018 Video Ukraine: Barriers to Free Movement for Older People Older people who need to travel between the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine and government-controlled areas face arbitrary obstacles, including risks to their health and safety.  On March 28, Ukraine did away with expiration dates for electronic passes that allow civilians to travel […]

United Kingdom: Older People Left Without Support

Expand Older lady departing a residential area center with programs for seniors in East London.&nbsp &copy 2018 Stephanie Hancock for Human Legal rights Watch (London) &ndash Seniors in England are vulnerable to not receiving sufficient help live independent, dignified lives because of uneven assessments for social services, Human Legal rights Watch stated inside a report […]