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Op-ed: The movie ‘I Care A Lot’ can teach us how to prevent elder financial abuse

Finance
Rosamund Pike accepts the Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical/Comedy, award for "I Care a Lot" via video from Ben Stiller at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Feb. 28, 2021 in New York.Peter Kramer/NBC | NBCUniversal | Getty ImagesThe Netflix movie "I Care A Lot" provides insight on how to protect the elderly from being targeted by financial scammers.The movie stars actress Rosamund Pike, who plays devious and conniving businesswoman Marla Grayson. She makes a living by convincing the legal system to grant her guardianship over seniors, and she pretends they cannot take care of themselves.With this new legal power over her clients' finances, Grayson drains their bank accounts and pockets any valuables for herself. Up against her quick-witted legal jargon, no one can come cl...
Covid-19: NHS waits at record high as second wave hits care

Covid-19: NHS waits at record high as second wave hits care

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Getty ImagesThe Covid surge in January hit key services including cancer and routine surgery, NHS England figures show.Less than half the expected number of operations were done, pushing the waiting list to a record-high of 4.6m.More than 300,000 of those have been waiting more than a year for treatment - compared to 1,600 before the pandemic began.Surgeons described it as a dire situation which would take a long time to turnaround.Tim Mitchell, of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, said: "Behind today's statistics are people waiting in limbo. "Many will be in considerable pain, others will have restricted mobility and be at risk of isolation and loneliness. "Dealing with this daunting backlog will take time, and also sustained investment in the NHS," he said.Similar problems are a...
Covid-19: Care home residents in England to be allowed one regular visitor

Covid-19: Care home residents in England to be allowed one regular visitor

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Getty ImagesCare home residents in England will be allowed to pick one person to visit them regularly from 8 March, in the first confirmed easing of lockdown since its reintroduction last month. They will be able to meet indoors and hold hands - but visitors must wear PPE and be tested before entering the home.Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the rule change was a "first step to getting back to where we want to be".PM Boris Johnson will reveal his road map for easing lockdown on Monday.The PM is spending the weekend finalising those plans. New data is expected to suggest vaccines have cut transmission rates. But the latest NHS England data shows that three in 10 care home staff have not received their first coronavirus vaccine, despite being in the top four priority groups for a jab. Ev...
CDC warns of antibiotic-resistant infection outbreaks in COVID-19 care units

CDC warns of antibiotic-resistant infection outbreaks in COVID-19 care units

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Feb. 10 (UPI) -- At least 20 outbreaks of antibiotic-resistant infections have occurred in hospitals across the country since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. The outbreaks, which involved diseases that do not respond to treatment with currently available antibiotics, occurred in treatment and observation units that house patients infected with the coronavirus, according to the agency. Advertisement Several of the outbreaks were linked with changes in hospital infection and control practices due to the pandemic, including possibly the reuse of personal protective equipment by staff. CDC officials said the incidents highlight the continued threat posed by antibiotic-resistant pathogens as COVID-19 spreads in many parts ...
Covid in Scotland: More than 400 care homes investigated over deaths

Covid in Scotland: More than 400 care homes investigated over deaths

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