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State employees aiding troubled Philly elder abuse nonprofit

Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration has taken the extraordinary step of marshaling state employees to handle investigations for a Philadelphia nonprofit that fields allegations of the neglect or abuse of older people.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

State presses Philadelphia agency over elder abuse, neglect

Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration became so concerned about how three cases of neglect or abuse of older people were handled in Philadelphia that it is ordering improvements at an agency there.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Pa.’s looming dementia care crisis, by the numbers

Experts warn Pennsylvania is headed for a profound eldercare crisis as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia rates continue to climb. Statistics illustrate the cause of their concern.

By Colin Deppen/Spotlight PA

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‘Protected them to death’: Elder-care COVID rules under fire

Pandemic restrictions are falling away almost everywhere — except inside many of America’s nursing homes.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

New national caregiving research center to be based in Pittsburgh

“What’s really necessary now is to get what we know from research quickly into practice."
By Sarah Boden/WESA