The elderly husband of a Buffalo shooting victim was still unaware of his wife’s fate on Sunday, the couple’s son told The Post, describing his mom as a devoted matriarch who raised four children. “We are waiting on my sister to arrive and we are going to go there collectively,” said Garnell Whitfield Jr., whose mother Ruth Whitfield perished in the mass shooting at a local supermarket. “She was his caretaker. He’s been in the nursing home for the last eight years.” One of the ten victims killed during a shooting in Buffalo, Whitfield would go to the nursing home every day to...
This article originally appeared on Kaiser Health News. As the nation largely abandons mask mandates, physical distancing, and other covid-19 prevention strategies, elected officials and health departments alike are now championing antiviral pills. But the federal government isn't saying how many people have received these potentially lifesaving drugs or whether they're being distributed equitably.
Even as top U.S. health officials say it’s time America learns to live with the coronavirus, a chorus of leading researchers say faulty messaging on booster shots has left millions of older people at serious risk. Approximately 1 in 3 Americans 65 and older who completed their initial vaccination...
RaDonda Vaught, whose criminal prosecution for a fatal medical error made her case a flashpoint in national conversations about nursing shortages and patient safety, was sentenced on Friday to three years of probation in a Nashville criminal court. After the probationary period, she could ultimately have her conviction dismissed. Vaught...
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I have become increasingly concerned about incorrect “advice” that some seniors are being told by professionals about “spending down” for Medicaid (Title 19) and how soon one can become eligible. More and more I’m seeing clients who may have talked with a tax professional or another non-elder law attorney who has advised my clients that they have to spend down more than is required under the Medicaid program.
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(Reuters) – A former police officer, the 86-year-old mother of Buffalo, New York’s former fire commissioner, and a grandmother who fed the needy for decades were among those killed in a racist attack by a gunman on Saturday in a Buffalo grocery store. Authorities have not yet released...
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