The Aegis Home for Seniors in South San Francisco has come up with an idea to safely bring families back together this Thanksgiving. Don Ford reports. (11-26-20)
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Better Together: South City Seniors Facility Builds Outdoor Visitation BoothThe Aegis Home for Seniors in South San Francisco has come up with an idea to safely bring families back together this Thanksgiving. Don Ford reports. (11-26-20)
San Jose Senior Assisted Living Community Reports COVID-19 OutbreakAtria Willow Glen, a senior assisted-living community in San Jose is reporting a coronavirus outbreak and infected individuals are now self-isolating. Devin Fehely reports. (11-14-20)
Oldest Living Marine Celebrates 105th Birthday in StocktonMaj. Bill White, a multi-decorated Marine who fought in the battle of Iwo Jima in World War II, celebrated his 105th birthday surrounded by friends and well-wishers at an assisted-living facility in Stockton on Friday. Adrienne Moore reports. (8-1-20)
New Alzheimer's Blood Test A Major Breakthrough For Patients, Loved OnesA newly-developed blood test for Alzheimer's disease is now within reach. Elizabeth Cook reports on what could be a huge breakthrough.
Demand for Pulse Oximeters Soars During COVID-19 PandemicA tiny fingertip device can give you valuable information about your health during a bout of COVID-19 or any respiratory illness. Allen Martin reports. (4-24-20)
10 Deaths Reported at Nursing Home in Redwood CityAn outbreak of coronavirus at a nursing home in Redwood City has now led to the deaths of 10 residents, according to the facility’s director. Da Lin reports. (4-24-20)
News Conference: Governor's Update on California's Coronavirus Response EffortsFull recording of Gov. Gavin Newsom's noon news conference in which he outlined a new statewide program to feed at-risk seniors among other issues. (4-24-20)
Gov. Newsom Announces Statewide Plan to Provide Meals to SeniorsGovernor Newsom on Friday announced a new partnership with FEMA and cities and county officials to prepare and deliver meals to the state’s seniors in a program that would help the beleaguered restaurant industry at the same time. (4-24-20)
84-Year-Old Battles Back From Bout With COVID-19Doris Bloch, age 84, has survived lung cancer, asthma, diabetes and, now, COVID-19. Don Ford reports. (4-17-20)
Owners of Hayward Nursing Home With Deadly COVID-19 Outbreak CitedThe owners of a Hayward nursing home where at least 59 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus and 6 have died have a record of violations. Da Lin reports. (4-9-20)
Coronavirus Impact: South Bay Seniors Worry Over Facility Closures, Program CutbacksSenior citizens, a group that’s proven especially vulnerable to the coronavirus outbreak, are expressing concern that aggressive public health measures aimed at slowing the spread of the disease may limit access to vital programs intended for their physical and social well-being. Devin Fehely reports. (3-6-20)
East Bay Marijuana Dispensary Targets SeniorsFor the past ten years, Sue Taylor has had a dream: to bring cannabis to senior citizens. Da Lin reports. (2-6-20)
Bay Area Researchers Key on Blood Plasma to Fight Age-Related DiseasesAt Alkahest, in San Carlos, scientists are working on innovative therapies for diseases that are linked to aging. Juliette Goodrich reports. (1-16-20)
Bay Area Home Health Care Provider, Doctors Charged in Medicare Fraud SchemeFederal prosecutors in San Francisco on Thursday announced criminal charges against 28 people, including 13 doctors and two home health care companies in an $8 million kickback scheme. Melissa Caen reports. (9-5-19)
'Because' Delivers Convenient Direct-To-Consumer Adult Diapers To Your DoorstepLuca Gulco, founder of 'Because' talks to Bay Area Focus about this new, convenient, direct-to-consumer adult diaper.
S.F. City Officials Say 23 Patients Abused at Laguna Honda HospitalA Department of Health investigation has uncovered video and text message evidence that 23 patients -- many suffering from dementia -- were allegedly abused by six employees at San Francisco's Laguna Hospital and Rehabilitation Center. Andria Borba reports. (6-28-19)
Whistlestop Carepool Takes Seniors Where They Need To GoWhistlestop Carepool is a volunteer service helping older adults and people with disabilities get where they need to go. Volunteer coordinator Kathryn Filley tells BAF's Michelle Griego about the work they are doing in Marin County.
ConsumerWatch: Marijuana for MenopauseKPIX 5's Julie Watts talks with Sherri Matteo of Ellementa Marin about the benefits of medical marijuana for women in the later years of their life. (11-17-18)
Newlyweds' Non-Profit Comforts Terminal Patients With Food and FamilyA just-married couple, stung by the loss of the bride's dad, set up a foundation to provide lasting memories for family members who have a loved one with a terminal illness.
Vic Seixas, at Age 95, Looks Back on a Grand Slam Life in TennisMill Valley resident Vic Seixas won 15 major championships including both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in singles. He tells KPIX 5's Vern Glenn that, in his day, playing elite tennis was done more for the love of the game as the money was miniscule. (9-7-18)
Walnut Creek Seniors Fighting City's Anti-Pot Stance On Medical MarijuanaSeniors in Walnut Creek are fighting for their medical marijuana. Melissa Caen tells us the city's anti-marijuana stance is making it hard for seniors who rely on pot.
Woman's Death at SF General Prompts Calls for Policy ChangesRuby Anderson went missing from a care facility for ten days. Then she was found dead at S.F. General Hospital. KPIX 5's Susie Steimle has more details on how she fell through the cracks. (5-31-18)
Scientists Create 'Prosthetic Memories' in Groundbreaking Brain ResearchPeople who have difficulty remembering things or making new memories because of a stroke, brain injury or illness may one day benefit from the amazing results of a new study that helps patients make new memories. Andria Borba reports. (5-14-18)
S.F. Researchers Find Fix for Gene Linked to Alzheimer's DiseaseA research team in San Francisco has identified the gene that is the primary risk factor for developing Alzheimer's. More importantly, the scientists have reportedly created a way to correct the harmful gene in human cells. Juliette Goodrich reports. (5-5-18)