Horrors revealed at virus-hit Canada nursing home

World Apr 19, 2020

Horrors revealed at virus-hit Canada nursing home

Elderly residents left soiled and unfed after their caregivers fled the premises, 31 deaths in the space of a few weeks: a nursing home in Montreal has become the symbol of the terrible toll coronavirus is taking in Canada's long-term care homes. The bleak situation ...

'They just sedate them': Coronavirus overwhelms Spain's care homes

World Apr 4, 2020

'They just sedate them': Coronavirus overwhelms Spain's care homes

As Spain struggles desperately to cope with almost 120,000 coronavirus infections, it barely has the strength to help its overwhelmed care homes and their elderly residents, singularly vulnerable to the respiratory disease. With hospitals stretched to breaking point, the elderly are being turned away, and ...

Facilities for the elderly bracing for mass COVID-19 infection

National Feb 12, 2020

Facilities for the elderly bracing for mass COVID-19 infection

Care homes for elderly people are taking full-fledged measures to prevent mass COVID-19 infections. They are concerned that once elderly people get the virus, their symptoms tend to become serious. Workers at Wayoen, a home for the elderly in the city of Chiba, have been instructed ...

Tokyo Fire Department releases criteria for halting resuscitation

National Dec 16, 2019

Tokyo Fire Department releases criteria for halting resuscitation

The Tokyo Fire Department introduced on Monday criteria for stopping resuscitative efforts for patients in the terminal phase of illness. Until now the department had no clear guidance for how ambulance workers should respond if they are asked to stop resuscitative efforts. The new criteria call ...