Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa launched an urgent appeal for more donations Monday, saying that a funding shortage could force it to drop 200 people from its roster of 1,200 seniors receiving home-delivered meals.
Phone company workers will be at various San Francisco homeless shelters and senior centers this week signing people up for free cell phones under a new program launched in California.
Police said Wednesday that no criminal charges will be filed after a care worker’s attention-grabbing refusal to perform CPR on a resident of a Central California independent-living facility.
The company whose employee refused to administer CPR to a dying woman said Tuesday that the employee wrongly interpreted its policy. But the elderly woman’s family said she would not have wanted life-prolonging aid.
Police on Monday were investigating whether there was any criminal wrongdoing in the handling of a health emergency at an independent living facility where a woman died after a nurse refused to provide CPR.
A Central California retirement facility is under scrutiny after a 911 call revealed a nurse refused to give an unconscious woman CPR. The woman later died.
Marin County officials say two elderly residents have died following an outbreak of a gastrointestinal virus that sickened nearly 60 people at a senior care center.
The U.S. Department of Justice is warning seniors to watch out for investment fraud schemes. According to the agency, it’s a type of crime that is surging as a result of the recession.
Obama has been moving the needle with seniors using distorted arguments about Social Security and Medicare. Fortunately for GOP presidential challenger Mitt Romney, seniors’ top concern is the economy’s struggles under Obama and seniors have overwhelming voted Republican in the last two presidential elections.
No baby boom here. In Santa Clara County, it’s all about the aging population.