How a Nursing Shortage Affects Families With Disabled Children

A nursing shortage — driven by the pandemic — has made life miserable for parents with profoundly disabled children. “What if I’m so exhausted that I make a mistake?”

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #home-health-care, #medicaid, #nursing-and-nurses, #parenting, #shortages

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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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Family Caregivers Feel the Pandemic’s Weight

Early studies reveal the toll that lockdowns, isolation and stress have taken on those who care for older Americans.

#alzheimers-disease, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dementia, #depression-mental, #elderly, #home-health-care, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Mother and Daughter Do the Same Job. Why Does One Make $9 More an Hour?

A tale of two home care workers.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #home-health-care, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #wages-and-salaries

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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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Alexia’s Lifelong Nurse Has to Leave Her. Here’s Why.

For the most fragile New Yorkers and those who care for them, turning 23 brings enormous consequences.

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Shots For Homebound New Yorkers Have Lagged. A Vaccine Pause Didn’t Help.

Efforts to vaccinate homebound seniors in New York have lagged, and the national pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine set them back further.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #east-harlem-manhattan-ny, #home-health-care, #new-york-city, #vaccination-and-immunization

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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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Biden Plan Spurs Fight Over What ‘Infrastructure’ Really Means

Republicans say the White House is tucking liberal social programs into legislation that should be focused on roads and bridges. Administration officials say their approach invests in the future.

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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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The Costly, Painful, Lonely Burden of Care

Health care in the U.S. relies on an “invisible army” of caregivers — mostly women. For many, stunted careers, lost earnings and exhaustion are part of the fallout.

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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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‘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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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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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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How Biden Can Move His Economic Agenda Without Congress

Union leaders and policy experts say the next administration could do plenty on behalf of workers through regulation and other powers.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #home-health-care, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #law-and-legislation, #minimum-wage, #organized-labor, #presidential-transition-us, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-states-economy

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How a Home Health Aide Spends Her Sundays

Multiple showers, multiple buses, multiple patients, multiple masks and gloves.

#content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #home-health-care, #keisha-gourdet, #mill-basin-brooklyn-ny, #nursing-homes, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Biden’s Plan for Seniors Is Not Just a Plan for Seniors

The incoming administration aims to tackle child care, elder care, preschool and more in one ambitious aid program.

#ai-jen-poo, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #domestic-service, #elderly, #family-leaves, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #home-health-care, #long-term-care-insurance, #national-alliance-for-caregiving, #national-domestic-workers-alliance, #nursing-homes, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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Abandoned Retail Sites Become Senior Housing

Former malls and abandoned shopping-center sites are in the midst of a repurposing — and one of those new uses is senior housing.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #elderly, #home-health-care, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #retirement, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #shopping-centers-and-malls

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Israeli Charity Treats Ultra-Orthodox Virus Patients at Home

Health experts say the treatment offered by a religious charity is a gamble. It has also fed concern about the community’s acting with increasing autonomy in an already divided nation.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #home-health-care, #israel, #jews-and-judaism

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Biden’s Quietly Radical Care Plan

The candidate is talking about child care and elder care in the same breath, and making them part of his economic package. Both changes are long overdue.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #elder-care, #elderly, #home-health-care, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states

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A Covid-19 Lesson: Some Seriously Ill Patients Can Be Treated at Home

To ease pressure on hospitals, Northwell Health brought medical workers, oxygen tanks and intravenous equipment into patients’ homes. Now Florida is taking cues.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #home-health-care, #hospitals, #medicare, #new-york-state, #northwell-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #telemedicine, #westbury-ny, #your-feed-science

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The Invisible Essential Workers

America’s neglect of older people extends to the people who care for them at home.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #home-health-care, #nursing-homes, #organized-labor, #united-states

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Health Care Workers Are the Future. Protect Their Rights.

Fetishizing coding and robots misses the real engines of our economy.

#home-health-care, #labor-and-jobs, #national-domestic-workers-alliance, #wages-and-salaries

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Navigating Home Care During the Pandemic

For the several million older Americans being cared for at home, the coronavirus brings new challenges.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #elderly, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #home-health-care, #nursing-homes, #quarantines, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Home Health Care Workers Deserve Hazard Pay During the Pandemic

I love my job, but I can’t even afford medical insurance.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #home-health-care, #labor-and-jobs, #wages-and-salaries, #your-feed-opinionvideo

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Long Before the Coronavirus, Immigrant Workers Were Essential

Pandemic or not, immigrants’ work has always been essential.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #curfews, #elder-care, #elderly, #foreign-workers, #home-health-care, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #massachusetts, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #nursing-homes, #quarantines, #tests-medical, #uganda

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The Coronavirus Shows ‘Essential Workers’ Aren’t Fairly Treated

A living wage is only the first step to real economic dignity.

#home-health-care, #income-inequality, #king-martin-luther-jr, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #paid-time-off, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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How Millions of Women Became the Most Essential Workers in America

One in three jobs held by women has been designated as essential.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #home-health-care, #labor-and-jobs, #nursing-and-nurses, #quarantines, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

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How to Protect Older People From the Coronavirus

People over 60, and especially over 80, are particularly vulnerable to severe or fatal infection. Here are some steps to reduce their risk.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #epidemics, #home-health-care, #nursing-homes, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #telemedicine, #your-feed-science

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