Seniors with family members or friends to help them are getting vaccine appointments, even if it takes days to secure them. Those without reliable social supports are missing out.
By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News
Under federal law, undocumented people are generally not eligible for Medicare, nonemergency Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplace. The states that do cover this population get around that by using only state funds.
By Giles Bruce, Kaiser Health News
Studies show younger and middle-aged people are reeling most during the coronavirus pandemic.
By Grace Birnstengel, Next Avenue
As the school year gets under way for many kids with working parents, more grandparents have jumped into daily caregiver roles. Many are happily working without pay, for the love of family. Others have accepted offers of money from their…
By Leanne Italie, Associated Press
By Courtney Vinopal
The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging will hold a hearing July 21 on racial health disparities among seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Amna Nawaz, Courtney Norris
More than 3,600 COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are believed to be linked to nursing homes and assisted living centers. The number is only an estimate -- likely an undercount -- because the federal government has not released details of…
By Lori Frank, Dr. Sharon Inouye, Dr. Gary Epstein-Lubow, Robyn Stone, Dr. Lewis Lipsitz, Next Avenue
Many of us are facing difficult decisions about whether someone we know should stay in an assisted living facility or be taken out due to the coronavirus crisis.
By Chris Farrell, Next Avenue
With health systems stressed, some states are asking for all hands on deck.
By Molly Enking, Sam Weber
Seniors are among those most at risk from COVID-19. But social services are rapidly changing to help this vulnerable community. NewsHour Weekend’s Molly Enking visited Citymeals on Wheels, the largest delivery program of senior meals in the U.S., and a…
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