Starting immediately, the federal government is making it harder for nursing homes to get top grades on a public report card, in part by increasing scrutiny of their use of antipsychotic drugs and raising the bar on an array of quality measures.
Inspired by a German retirement community's viral success earlier this year with what one website lauded as "probably the best calendar ever," residents of nine senior living communities across the United States have tweaked the concept to produce a homegrown calendar in which they recreate some iconic pop-culture scenes.
Every now and then, a jury reaches deep into a defendant's pockets to punish it for its reprehensible conduct and to deter others from engaging in similar acts.
Authorities say an 83-year-old man has died from head injuries he sustained when an off-duty security guard went on a violent rampage at a Florida assisted living facility, savagely attacking residents with a tire jack.
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