Hillary Clinton joined Democratic officials in Alabama in criticizing a decision by state officials to shutter 31 satellite driver’s-license offices, mostly in areas heavily populated by African-Americans, a move that could make it harder for those residents to get photo IDs needed to...
Date: 10/03/2015 | Nation & World
If you're clinging to life from an accident or heart attack, will your loved ones know what to do for you?Will they know your final wishes regarding your own death?Do you know the final wishes of your parents, your spouse, your brothers, your sisters?
Date: 09/29/2015 | Life
MIDDLETOWN, Calif. — Some were pulled from the fire zone by relatives or neighbors, with or without their wheelchairs. At least a handful made the bumpy ride out in the back of a pickup through heavy smoke and fire-blackened debris — thanks to a former paramedic who breached...
Date: 09/20/2015 | Nation & World
TROUT LAKE — Search and rescue teams on Friday were looking for an 87-year-old Oregon woman who went missing while picking huckleberries near Trout Lake in southwest Washington.
Date: 07/31/2015 | Northwest
Current quibbling over what Jeb Bush meant when he said it's time to phase out and replace Medicare — as opposed to "attacking the seniors," as one woman at a recent event bellowed out — will soon seem quaint against the realities of our future.Never...
Date: 07/26/2015 | Opinion Columnists
"The ACA is here to stay" — and so are profound health care inequities, unless corrected.Public support for the Affordable Care Act is weakest among the elderly, and not without good reason: Those 65 and older are already covered by Medicare, and many are...
Date: 07/09/2015 | Commentary
They aren't on Snapchat. They aren't livestreaming their adventures on Periscope and Meerkat. And they definitely won't be recording 360 videos from drones.Yet for residents of Vughterstede — average age 87 — technology isn't just the bastion of the young. When...
Date: 05/31/2015 | Nation & World
Tens of thousands of home care workers in Washington state who do the demanding and critical work of care for seniors and people with disabilities do not have any retirement benefit. A fiscally responsible agreement was negotiated last year that funded a modest retirement contribution...
Date: 05/23/2015 | Commentary
Goal of new sheriff's program: Ensure seniors are safe
Date: 05/22/2015 | Local News
WASHINGTON — More than 1 in 4 adults who bought insurance for themselves or their families last year had to skip needed medical care because they couldn't afford it, according to study released Thursday by Families USA, a consumer health group.Some signed up for...
Date: 05/15/2015 | Nation & World
Former judge created program to oversee financial guardians
Date: 05/01/2015 | Local News
As a certified nursing assistant at an Edmonds long-term care facility where staffing levels have fallen short for as long as I can remember, I support the Quality Care Act, legislation that would require nursing homes to provide enough caregivers to take care of our most vulnerable...
Date: 04/11/2015 | Commentary
NEW YORK — The steep cost of caring for the elderly continues to climb. The median bill for a private room in a nursing home is now $91,250 a year, according to an industry survey out Thursday.
Date: 04/09/2015 | Business Wire
BOTHELL — On a drizzly Monday afternoon, Kimberly Hanke sat surrounded by family photographs in her bright living room and crocheted a 30-by-40-inch yellow blanket. She’s been working on lap blankets and shawls nearly every day since mid-November. The yellow blanket was item number 94.
Date: 04/03/2015 | Local News
PORT ORCHARD — A Kitsap County woman has been sentenced to two years in prison in the death of her 97-year-old father.Renee Nash told a judge in Kitsap Superior Court at her sentencing Monday that she loved her father and should have sought help caring for him.
Date: 03/24/2015 | Northwest
NEW YORK — This winter’s nasty flu season has peaked and is clearly retreating, a new government report shows.
Date: 02/14/2015 | Nation & World
MANILA, Philippines — When Pope Francis visits the Philippines next week, traffic enforcers won't let the capital's streets get gridlocked if they have to answer the call of nature.About 2,000 traffic enforcers who will be on duty during the Jan. 15-19 papal visit will...
Date: 01/08/2015 | Off the Wire
We're not getting any younger.A little less than 14 percent of Washington state's population is 65 years or older. Four years ago, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that the dependency...
Date: 12/23/2014 | Editorials
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Witnesses said Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria are lining up elderly people and shooting them — a new tactic instilling fear in areas the militants call an Islamic caliphate.
Date: 12/21/2014 | Nation & World
The doctor floated through the intensive care unit, white lab coat flapping, moving from room to room, scanning one chart and then another, often frowning.Unlike TV dramas, where the victims of car crashes and gun shots populate the ICU, this one at Sentara Norfolk General...
Date: 12/14/2014 | Nation & World
NEW YORK — The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths.Flu season has begun to ramp up, and officials say the vaccine does not protect well against the dominant...
Date: 12/05/2014 | Nation & World
NEW YORK — A surge in baby boomers has driven up the number of elderly people abusing drugs or alcohol, bringing more attention to the sometimes-delicate problems involved in treating addiction in the aging.
Date: 12/01/2014 | Nation & World
The good news: You are likely underestimating how long you'll live. The bad news: You likely haven't figured that into your retirement planning.A recent
Date: 11/18/2014 | Editorials
EVERETT — Frank Fargo keeps count. In more than six years of providing a basic need, Fargo has supplied 6,300 hot showers. They are free for the asking.
Date: 11/17/2014 | Local News
PHILADELPHIA — An 80-year-old man fired nine shots at cops in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday night because he had a bone to pick with the Philadelphia Inquirer, police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said.
Date: 11/15/2014 | Nation & World