Elderly

A Nampa nursing home is under fire after a state investigation found residents were being mistreated.

The Idaho Statesman reports that an Idaho Health and Welfare Department report cited Holly Lane Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center for widespread problems that investigators say threatening the health and safety of residents and failed to protect them from abuse and negligence.

A special report from the U.S. Census Bureau finds more people than you might expect over 100 years old in the Northwest.

Centenarians are still a rare breed, but their ranks are swelling. The most recent Census found more than a thousand centenarians in Washington state, nearly 700 in Oregon and 220 in Idaho.

100-year-old Justine Ackerman of Newport, Wash.,  credits her longevity in part to clean living.

"I never drank or smoked, or anything like that," she says.