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Troubled Background Check System Delays Elder Care Hiring

April 10
Don Thompson / Associated Press

A new portal from the California Department of Social Services is supposed to automate criminal background checks for home care and community care providers. But those trying to use it say they have been frustrated for months.

Brookdale Senior Living Solutions location in S...

San Diego Joins State, 4 Other Counties In Suing Major Nursing Home Operator Over Ratings

March 15
Don Thompson / Associated Press

California's attorney general and local officials, including San Diego, sued the nation's largest senior living home operator Monday.

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Pandemic Profile: New Mom Copes With Shutdowns

Dec. 28, 2020
By Erik Anderson

The coronavirus took over 2020, changing everything, including how people raised new children.

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Drive Through Event Provides More Than Just Food For San Diego Seniors

Dec. 22, 2020
By John Carroll

The holidays are especially tough this year for some seniors who, because of the pandemic, cannot visit with family and friends in person. But one San Diego senior center provided the next best thing.

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YMCA Shares 'Holiday Joy' With San Diego Military Families

Dec. 9, 2020
By KPBS News

Toys and bicycles were distributed to 1,000 families at "Operation Holiday Joy."

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Study: Exercise Classes Decrease Loneliness, Social Isolation In Older People

Nov. 12, 2020
By City News Service

Older adults who joined group exercise classes before the coronavirus pandemic began experienced decreased loneliness and social isolation, with early results suggesting that subsequent online versions are also effective.

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Botched Handling Of Sexual Assault Allegation Jeopardized Residents In El Cajon Nursing Home

Oct. 7, 2020
By Amita Sharma

Administrators at Avocado Post Acute waited eight days before notifying police that a caregiver employed by the facility allegedly sodomized a 73-year-old resident, a state investigation found.

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Midday Edition Special: COVID-19 And The Childcare Crisis

Sept. 21, 2020
By Claire Trageser

In a special program, we’ll examine how the burden of this crisis has fallen largely on women and how childcare providers and educators are disproportionately feeling the effects of COVID-19.

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KPBS Event Delves Into Childcare Crisis

Sept. 10, 2020
By Alison St John, Megan Burke

A virtual panel discussion on the topic takes place Thursday night at 7 p.m. It's free and open to the public.

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Disaster Planning in Nursing Homes: The Questions to Ask Your Loved One’s Facility

Aug. 19, 2020
Molly Peterson / CALmatters

This guide is part of our Older and Overlooked series on the danger wildfires pose to California's older population, especially during COVID-19.

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