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By Ivette Feliciano
A new survey looked at how isolation during the pandemic is affecting the mental health of nursing home residents.
By Liz Seegert, Next Avenue
Many older adults have become more vulnerable as they've faced increased isolation during the pandemic.
By Grace Birnstengel, Next Avenue
The number of Americans providing unpaid care for loved ones has been rising in recent years. The coronavirus pandemic and the associated shutdowns have made these difficult roles that much harder, increasing isolation and limiting resources. We hear stories from…
Nursing homes across the country are facing a desperate situation during the coronavirus pandemic. In 17 states, more than half of reported COVID-19 deaths have been at these facilities. Chronic staffing shortages, made worse by the virus, and inadequate infection…
By Lisa Desjardins
How can medicine’s most compassionate arm thrive in pandemic times?…
By Bernard Condon, Candice Choi, Associated Press
Burgeoning coronavirus outbreaks at nursing homes in Washington, Illinois, New Jersey and elsewhere are laying bare the industry’s long-running problems, including a struggle to control infections and a staffing crisis that relies on poorly paid aides who can't afford to…
By Laurie Archbald-Pannone, The Conversation
As the novel coronavirus spreads, an expert offers ways the elderly can stay safe while staying connected.
By Karla Murthy, Joan Martelli
Millions of senior citizens in America are living with dementia, with the heavy burden of caregiving often left to family members. But a new adult day care center for those with dementia, called Town Square, may serve as a model…
By Eric Boodman, STAT
The older you get, the likelier it is that an operation’s risks outweigh the benefits. Yet to arbitrarily — and perhaps, unknowingly — fixate on the threshold at which patients pass from their 70s into their 80s seems like an…
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