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Lawsuit: Woman, 97, Froze to Death in View of Facility's Security Cameras

Her body wasn't found until more than 5 hours after she wandered outside, lawsuit says

(Newser) - The family of Mary Jo Staub paid $1,500 extra for heightened care for the 97-year-old at an assisted living facility in Colorado, a lawsuit states. But despite a warning to staff from one of her daughters that she was confused and hallucinating, she froze to death in full view...

Elderly Couple Escapes Facility Thanks to Morse Code Skills
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Escapes Facility
Thanks to Morse
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Elderly Couple Escapes Facility Thanks to Morse Code Skills

Husband and wife with dementia, Alzheimer's were found on street 2 blocks from assisted living unit

(Newser) - On March 2, someone spotted an elderly man and woman wandering the streets of Lebanon, Tenn., and it was soon determined they'd somehow escaped the memory unit of their assisted living facility. Once the pair—a husband and wife who have dementia and Alzheimer's—were safely returned, curious...

Cops: Son Wanted Her in Assisted Living. She Killed Him

92-year-old Anna Blessing allegedly hid pistols in her robe

(Newser) - A 92-year-old Arizona woman who didn't want to move to a nursing home might be spending the rest of her days in prison instead. Police say Anna Blessing told them she had been contemplating her 72-year-old son's plans to put her in assisted living for several days before...

Big Problem: Explicit Photos of Nursing Home Residents

Social media may be contributing to a rise in cases

(Newser) - An elderly nursing home resident sits on a toilet with her pants below her knees. A 97-year-old woman is struck lightly in the face with a nylon strap by a nursing home assistant as the woman cries out, "Don't!" Elderly residents of a care facility are coached...

The Truth Behind Assisted Living
 The Truth Behind 
 Assisted Living 
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The Truth Behind Assisted Living

Martin Bayne describes the loneliness of watching friends die

(Newser) - Life in assisted living facilities is more sad, existential, and draconian than most of us care to realize, writes Martin Bayne in the Washington Post . An eight-year veteran of assisted living, 62-year-old Bayne is wheelchair-bound with young-onset Parkinson’s disease. But the former journalist can write achingly about his experiences:...

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