What the Covid Rookies Saw

As coronavirus tore through New York, a group of medical students graduated early to help the hospitals under siege and found courage they didn’t know they had.

#bronx-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #elder-care, #grief-emotion, #hospitals, #manhattan-nyc, #medical-schools, #montefiore-medical-center, #mount-sinai-medical-center

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Will Congress Abandon America’s Seniors?

Republicans are right that elder care only loosely counts as infrastructure. But something must be done about it.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #baby-boomers, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #elder-care, #elderly, #home-health-care, #infrastructure-public-works, #republican-party, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Covid Pandemic Forces Families to Rethink Nursing Home Care

Even with vaccines, many older people and their relatives are weighing how to manage at-home care for those who can no longer live independently.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #elderly, #families-and-family-life, #home-health-care, #medicaid, #nursing-homes, #your-feed-healthcare

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The Debate Over What ‘Infrastructure’ Is Is Ridiculous

Both snarled traffic and a morning without a home health aide can make you late for work.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-labor, #children-and-childhood, #elder-care, #elderly, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #work-life-balance

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Rosie Could Be a Riveter Only Because of a Care Economy. Where Is Ours?

The men and women who went to work and war during World War II were backed by the care economy — we need one too.d

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #elder-care, #infrastructure-public-works, #labor-and-jobs, #republican-party, #united-states-economy, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Biden Takes On Sagging Safety Net With Plan to Fix Long-Term Care

The proposal to spend $400 billion over eight years faces political challenges and a funding system not designed for the burden it has come to bear.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #disabilities, #elder-care, #elderly, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #home-health-care, #labor-and-jobs, #medicaid, #wages-and-salaries

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5 Health Care Jobs on the Rise

Occupations in the industry are increasingly in demand because of an aging population and longer life spans.

#accreditation, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #home-health-care, #hospice-care, #labor-and-jobs, #massage, #medicine-and-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #united-states-economy

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Turning Away From Nursing Homes, to What?

Covid-19 has driven down Americans’ demand for senior care facilities. Building support for more elders to remain at home requires systemic changes.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #elderly, #medicaid, #medicare, #nursing-homes, #retirement

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As Cuomo Sought $4 Million Book Deal, Aides Hid Damaging Death Toll

Gov. Andrew Cuomo boasted, “I am not a superhero,” in early versions of his book, drafted as his aides scrubbed a politically damaging Health Department report.

#american-crisis-leadership-lessons-from-the-covid-19-pandemic-book, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #crown-publishing-group, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #derosa-melissa, #elder-care, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes

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Behind Closed Doors, ‘the Difficulty and the Beauty’ of Pandemic Hospice Work

“I did not really understand when people would ask, ‘Why me and why my family?’” a hospice chaplain said. “Now I was asking the same questions.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #elder-care, #express-inc, #grief-emotion, #home-health-care, #nassau-county-ny, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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A Nursing Home’s First Day Out of Lockdown

Residents in West Virginia shared their feelings about being allowed to mix again after months of isolation.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #nursing-homes, #vaccination-and-immunization, #west-virginia

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How to Vaccinate Homebound Seniors? Take the Shots to Them.

Millions of older Americans, chronically ill and trapped at home, pose a big challenge to inoculation efforts. Doctors are on it.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #elder-care, #long-island-ny, #northwell-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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N.Y. Nursing Home Deaths: F.B.I. Investigating if Cuomo Aides Gave False Data

The inquiry has added to the legal pressure faced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his aides over the deaths of nursing home residents from Covid-19.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #derosa-melissa, #elder-care, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #justice-department, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes

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California Sues Nursing Home Chain, Saying It Manipulated Ratings System

The lawsuit, filed by the state attorney general and other prosecutors, accuses Brookdale Senior Living of gaming Medicare’s ubiquitous star-rating system.

#becerra-xavier, #brookdale-senior-living-inc, #california, #centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services, #elder-care, #frauds-and-swindling, #medicare, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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California Sues Brookdale Senior Living, the Nursing Home Operator

The lawsuit, filed by the state attorney general and other prosecutors, accuses Brookdale Senior Living of gaming Medicare’s ubiquitous star-rating system.

#becerra-xavier, #brookdale-senior-living-inc, #california, #centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services, #elder-care, #frauds-and-swindling, #medicare, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Maggots, Rape and Yet Five Stars: How U.S. Ratings of Nursing Homes Mislead the Public

Nursing homes have manipulated the influential star system in ways that have masked deep problems — and left them unprepared for Covid-19.

#bed-sores, #brookdale-senior-living-inc, #centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services, #clove-lakes-health-care-and-rehabilitation-center-staten-island-ny, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #elder-care, #health-and-human-services-department, #infections, #life-care-centers-of-america, #manor-care-incorporated, #medicaid, #medicare, #nursing-homes, #united-states

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In Canada’s Long-Term Care Homes, Vaccinated and Still Locked Inside

“Right now, they aren’t living. They are existing.” As nursing homes in Canada grapple with the balance between protecting residents while preserving their rights and autonomy, time is running out for many.

#canada, #elder-care, #nursing-homes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #toronto-ontario, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Can Long-Term Care Employers Require Staff Members to Be Vaccinated?

As legal experts and ethicists debate, some companies aren’t waiting.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #home-health-care, #labor-and-jobs, #nursing-homes, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-science

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Cuomo Aides Rewrote Nursing Home Report to Hide Higher Death Toll

The central role played by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s top staff members reflects the lengths he has gone to brush aside public health expertise and bolster his position as a national leader in the fight against the coronavirus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #derosa-melissa, #disease-rates, #elder-care, #health-department-nys, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes, #states-us

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‘It Should Not Be This Hard’: When Family Members Provide the Care

Readers respond to an Op-Ed essay urging increased support for the millions of Americans providing such assistance.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #elderly, #home-health-care, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-politics-and-government

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China’s Retirement Home Industry is Plagued by Ponzi Schemes

Rooms and beds for retirees are in short supply as the population ages, leaving many vulnerable to companies pitching risky investments.

#china, #elder-care, #elderly, #families-and-family-life, #finances, #frauds-and-swindling, #nursing-homes, #population, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living

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Dad, a Death Sentence and the Planner Who Set Us Straight

A personal finance columnist, a lawyer and an executive whose nonprofit works with cancer patients sound like siblings who would be prepared to deal with their dad’s diagnosis. They still needed help.

#amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis, #elder-care, #financial-planners, #home-health-care, #national-assn-of-personal-financial-advisors, #personal-finances, #xy-planning-network

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When Covid Hit Nursing Homes, Part 2: ‘They’re Not Giving Us an Ending’

In the final part of our exploration of what happened in New York’s nursing homes, we ask: How did the decisions made by Gov. Andrew Cuomo contribute to the crisis?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #elder-care, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes

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When Covid Hit Nursing Homes, Part 1: ‘My Mother Died Alone’

In the first of two episodes on what went wrong in New York’s nursing homes, we look at the crisis through the eyes of a bereaved daughter.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #elder-care, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes, #politics-and-government, #united-states

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50 Million Americans Are Unpaid Caregivers. We Need Help.

Biden must make good on his promise to support families with sick loved ones.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #elderly, #family-leaves, #home-health-care

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The Lockdown Showed How the Economy Exploits Women. She Already Knew.

Silvia Federici has been warning for decades of what happens when we undervalue domestic labor.

#capitalism-theory-and-philosophy, #elder-care, #future-of-work-2021, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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A Year of Unraveling

For the millions of Americans living with dementia, every day during this pandemic can bring a fresh horror.

#alzheimers-assn, #alzheimers-disease, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dementia, #elder-care, #elderly, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #national-institute-on-aging, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes

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Inside a Nursing Home After the Covid-19 Vaccine: Joy, Relief and Game Night

A nursing home where vaccinations have finished offers a glimpse at what the other side of the pandemic might look like.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #elder-care, #nursing-homes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wheeling-w-va

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French Nun Sister Andre, Close to Turning 117, Knocks Down Covid-19

Sister André will celebrate her victory against the virus and her 117th birthday on Thursday with a feast, and a glass of Champagne.

#birthdays, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #france, #loneliness, #nuns, #nursing-homes

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In Line for Vaccination, and Not Getting Younger

Residents and workers at long-term-care facilities are high-priority candidates for the Covid-19 vaccines. But many are still waiting.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cvs-caremark-corporation, #elder-care, #elderly, #nursing-homes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walgreen-co, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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With All Eyes on Covid-19, Drug-Resistant Infections Crept In

The spread of other dangerous germs is surging — a result, in part, of the chaotic response to the pandemic.

#bacteria, #candida-auris-fungus, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #drug-resistance-microbial, #elder-care, #fungi, #hospitals, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #infections, #nursing-homes, #peru

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Eli Lilly Claims Drug Prevents Coronavirus Infection in Nursing Homes

A monoclonal antibody protected residents and staff members in facilities where the virus had appeared.

#antibodies, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elder-care, #elderly, #eli-lilly-and-company, #nursing-homes, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Drug Prevents Coronavirus Infection in Nursing Homes, Maker Claims

A monoclonal antibody protected residents and staff members in facilities where the virus had appeared.

#antibodies, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elder-care, #elderly, #eli-lilly-and-company, #nursing-homes, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Cash, Breakfasts and Firings: An All-Out Push to Vaccinate Wary Medical Workers

Some staff in hospitals and long-term care facilities don’t want to take the Covid-19 vaccine. Their employers are trying to change their minds.

#atria-senior-living, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #hospitals, #houston-methodist-hospital, #juniper-communities, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-presbyterian-hospital, #nursing-homes, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Vaccine Skepticism Helped Put Them in Power. Can They Inoculate Italy?

The Five Star Movement’s long history of sowing doubt about vaccines may have made Italy’s mass inoculation program that much harder. The irony is not lost on Italians.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #epidemics, #five-star-movement-italy, #italy, #nursing-homes, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Why Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

The pandemic taught us that when you take care of yourself, you’re also taking care of your family, friends and community. The 7-Day Well Challenge will show you how to focus on self-care in 2021.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #elder-care, #exercise

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120,000 Have Died. The Nursing Home Disaster Continues.

The first coronavirus outbreak in the United States happened in a nursing home in February. Since then, it’s only gotten worse.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #elder-care, #nursing-homes

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Nursing Home Patients Are Dying of Loneliness

As the vaccine rolls out in nursing homes, more visits should be allowed.

#alzheimers-disease, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #elderly, #loneliness, #nursing-homes, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Shopping for a Nursing Home in a Pandemic

Even without a deadly virus, finding the right place for my sister felt like facing a slate of rotten choices.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #elderly, #new-york-city, #nursing-homes, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Now That Grandma Has Been Vaccinated, May I Visit Her?

The start of a mass coronavirus vaccination campaign at U.S. nursing homes has brought hope to many families. But it may be a while before restrictions loosen. Here are answers to common questions.

#american-health-care-assn, #centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #elderly, #moderna-inc, #nursing-homes, #pfizer-inc, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare

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First Nursing Home Vaccines Arrive With Fist Bumps and Applause

Vaccines have now been administered at long-term care facilities in several states, but administrators warn that they will not bring a quick end to the long siege of the virus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #elder-care, #elderly, #nursing-homes, #vaccination-and-immunization

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The Next Covid Vaccine Challenge: Reassuring Older Americans

The two leading coronavirus vaccines seemed to work well in elderly trial volunteers. “I just can’t understand why people are afraid,” one 95-year-old said.

#clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deaths-fatalities, #elder-care, #elderly, #glaxosmithkline-plc, #immune-system, #moderna-inc, #nursing-homes, #pfizer-inc, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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Nursing Homes, Racked by the Virus, Face a New Crisis: Isolation

Nursing homes set restrictions to lower risks, but Covid-19 has continued spreading in some homes, and residents are now grappling with consequences from isolation.

#alzheimers-disease, #american-health-care-assn, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #depression-mental, #disease-rates, #elder-care, #elderly, #kirkland-wash, #loneliness, #nursing-homes

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40 Dead, Now 40 Laid Off: Inside a Nursing Home in Crisis

They came to work when death counts were horrific and the risks enormous. Now they fear for their jobs. At one home, they agreed to speak out.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-york-city, #nursing-homes, #staten-island-nyc, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Pandemic Exposes Holes in Sweden’s Generous Social Welfare State

Decades of budget-cutting and market reforms laid the ground for a wave of death in Swedish nursing homes.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #labor-and-jobs, #nursing-homes, #politics-and-government, #sweden, #taxation, #wages-and-salaries

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Nevada Halts Use of Rapid Coronavirus Tests in Nursing Homes

Two tests made by Quidel and BD repeatedly delivered false-positive results, prompting the state to stop using them.

#abbott-laboratories, #becton-dickinsonco, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #elderly, #food-and-drug-administration, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #nevada, #nursing-homes, #tests-medical, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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What Does Retirement Look Like in a Pandemic?

Bucket-list plans for travel to exotic lands are on hold, while socializing and volunteering have gone virtual.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #loneliness, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #retirement, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #volunteers-and-community-service

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Carter Williams, Who Unshackled Nursing Home Residents, Dies at 97

By closely describing the inner lives of older people, Ms. Williams altered legal regulations and clinical standards applied to nursing homes.

#deaths-obituaries, #elder-care, #elderly, #nursing-home-reform-act, #nursing-homes, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #williams-carter-catlett

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Hospital Employee Is Fired After Speaking to The New York Times

Kimberly Jackson, a discharge planner at NeuroBehavioral Hospital in Indiana, spoke publicly about nursing homes’ practice of dumping patients in hospitals.

#elder-care, #hospitals, #indiana, #jackson-kimberly-hospital-employee, #michigan, #neurobehavioral-hospital-llc, #new-york-times, #nursing-homes

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Holyoke Soldiers’ Home: Two Charged Over Covid-19 Deaths

The former leaders of the state-run Holyoke Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts were indicted by a state grand jury on abuse and neglect charges related to their work there.

#clinton-david-1949, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #elder-abuse, #elder-care, #healey-maura-1971, #holyoke-mass, #holyoke-soldiershome-holyoke-mass, #massachusetts, #walsh-bennett

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