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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Small Social Gatherings Aren’t Driving the Virus Surge (So Far)

Yes, the coronavirus can be spread over cocktails and dinners. But these get-togethers do not account for the huge rise in cases seen now, the data show.

#azar-alex-m-ii, #bars-and-nightclubs, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #lamont-ned, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #medicine-and-health, #nursing-homes, #parties-social, #prisons-and-prisoners, #restaurants, #scott-phil-1958, #united-states, #walz-tim, #weddings-and-engagements, #your-feed-science

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Pfizer Applies for Emergency F.D.A. Approval for Covid-19 Vaccine

A large team of regulators at the agency will take about three weeks to review an application spanning thousands of pages.

#clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #factories-and-manufacturing, #food-and-drug-administration, #moderna-inc, #nursing-homes, #pfizer-inc, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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Caregivers Have Witnessed the Coronavirus’s Pain. How Will They Vote?

In Pennsylvania, deaths in nursing homes account for almost two-thirds of all virus-related fatalities. Some of the people working inside those facilities say the pandemic is shaping their politics.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #nursing-homes, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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How Are Americans Catching the Virus? Increasingly, ‘They Have No Idea’

New outbreaks used to be traced back to crowded factories and rowdy bars. But now, the virus is so widespread not even health officials are able to keep up.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #colleges-and-universities, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #nursing-homes, #sioux-falls-sd

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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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A Viral Theory Cited by Health Officials Draws Fire From Scientists

A manifesto urging reliance on “herd immunity” without lockdowns was warmly received by administration officials. But the strategy cannot stem the pandemic, many experts say.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #elderly, #epidemics, #fauci-anthony-s, #medicine-and-health, #nabarro-david, #nursing-homes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #snow-john-w, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #your-feed-science

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Having Dementia Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Vote

Yes, you can help a cognitively impaired person participate in the election. But heed these two guidelines.

#absentee-voting, #alzheimers-disease, #content-type-service, #dementia, #disabilities, #elderly, #nursing-homes, #presidential-election-of-2020, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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The Race for a Super-Antibody Against the Coronavirus

A network of scientists is chasing the pandemic’s holy grail: an antibody that protects against not just the virus, but also related pathogens that may threaten humans.

#antibodies, #astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #einstein-albert-college-of-medicine, #elderly, #eli-lilly-and-company, #factories-and-manufacturing, #food-and-drug-administration, #immune-system, #nursing-homes, #regeneron-pharmaceuticals-inc, #roche-holding-ag, #sars-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-army-medical-research-institute-of-infectious-diseases, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walker-laura, #your-feed-science

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Nevada Revokes Halt on Rapid Antigen Testing in Nursing Homes

The reversal came just hours after the federal government threatened the state, calling the prohibition on the tests “illegal.”

#becton-dickinsonco, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #food-and-drug-administration, #giroir-brett-p, #health-and-human-services-department, #nevada, #nursing-homes, #quidel-corporation, #tests-medical, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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Federal Official Threatens Nevada for Halting Rapid Tests in Nursing Homes

Nevada health officials had found that two rapid tests had led to a high number of false positives in nursing home residents.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-state-relations-us, #nursing-homes, #your-feed-healthcare

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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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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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In Isolating Times, Can Robo-Pets Provide Comfort?

As seniors find themselves cut off from loved ones during the pandemic, some are turning to automated animals for company.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dementia, #elderly, #loneliness, #nursing-homes, #pets, #robots-and-robotics, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Nursing Homes Oust Unwanted Patients With Claims of Psychosis

They are finding what families say are pretexts to send patients to hospitals for psychiatric care — and then refusing to let them return.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #elderly, #life-care-centers-of-america, #medicaid, #nursing-homes

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Inside a Nursing Home Devoted to Treating Those With Covid-19

In a New Mexico long-term care facility, residents rely on care providers for medical care and moments of connection.

#canyon-transitional-rehabilitation-center-albuquerque-nm, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #native-americans, #new-mexico, #nursing-homes

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Faces in a Nursing Home

As I helped feed these residents, I understood how our common humanity makes us ‘infinitely responsible’ to others.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #face, #levinas-emmanuel, #nursing-homes, #philosophy

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‘They Call Me a Criminal’: Nursing Home Workers Who May Spread the Virus

As states struggle to keep the coronavirus out of nursing homes, employees who work at multiple facilities are thought to be behind some of the continuing spread.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #elder-care, #elderly, #florida, #nursing-homes

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Could Many Coronavirus Deaths in Nursing Homes Have Been Avoided?

Nursing home residents and staff members account for around 40 percent of coronavirus-related deaths in the U.S. There’s no justifiable reason for that.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #elderly, #nursing-homes, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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An ‘Unprecedented’ Effort to Stop the Coronavirus in Nursing Homes

Researchers are testing an experimental drug to halt sudden outbreaks. The trial may bring a new type of treatment for the virus.

#antibodies, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #eli-lilly-and-company, #illinois, #national-institutes-of-health, #nursing-homes, #tests-medical, #your-feed-healthcare

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A Novel Way to Combat Covid-19 in Nursing Homes: Strike Teams

Borrowing from a model used for natural disasters, states are sending teams of responders to help facilities with outbreaks.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #nursing-homes, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-healthcare

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Nursing Homes With Safety Problems Deploy Trump-Connected Lobbyists

Nursing homes, the center of the pandemic, are seeking tax breaks, federal cash infusions and protection against lawsuits.

#american-health-care-assn, #ballard-brian-d, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #elder-care, #genesis-healthcare-corp, #law-and-legislation, #life-care-centers-of-america, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #nursing-homes, #savaseniorcare-administrative-services-llc, #scheiner-eliezer, #schron-ruby, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tl-management-llc, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Coronavirus: When Will Long-Term Care Facilities Reopen to Visitors?

Struck hard by the pandemic, long-term and assisted living facilities shut their doors to outsiders. Many still have not reopened.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #elder-care, #elderly, #families-and-family-life, #nursing-homes, #quarantines, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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When Covid-19 Hit, Many Elderly Were Left to Die

Warnings had piled up for years that nursing homes were vulnerable. The pandemic sent them to the back of the line for equipment and care.

#belgium, #brussels-belgium, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #hospitals, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #protective-clothing-and-gear

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FEMA Sends Faulty Protective Gear to Nursing Homes Battling Virus

The controversy over inadequate protective equipment has come to embody what critics describe as a haphazard federal effort to protect the 1.5 million Americans who live in nursing homes.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #federal-resources-corporation, #masks, #nursing-homes, #protective-clothing-and-gear

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Blame Spreads for Nursing Home Deaths Even as N.Y. Contains Virus

With more than 6,000 nursing home residents dying of the coronavirus, a fight over whether relatives should be allowed to sue has erupted in Albany.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #greater-new-york-hospital-assn, #health-department-nys, #hospitals, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Does Cuomo Share Blame for 6,200 Virus Deaths in N.Y. Nursing Homes?

A state directive sent thousands of Covid-19 patients into nursing homes, but the Cuomo administration has given other reasons for the virus’s spread.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #elderly, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #health-department-nys, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes

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Severe Flooding in Southern Japan Swamps Nursing Home

Officials said that at least 15 people were feared dead as a result of the deluge and mudslides that struck the island of Kyushu overnight.

#deaths-fatalities, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #kyushu-japan, #landslides-and-mudslides, #nursing-homes, #rain, #weather

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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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Sister Angela Marie Rooney, 103, Dies; Oldest Member of Her Order in New York

Sister Angela was a teacher, secretary and, in her late decades, a whiz on the computer. She died of the coronavirus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #nuns, #nursing-homes, #rooney-angela-marie-1917-2020

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Coronavirus Left Holyoke Soldiers’ Home in ‘Total Pandemonium’

An independent report on the coronavirus outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home describes “the opposite of infection control,” as administrators combined wards of infected and uninfected patients.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #holyoke-soldiershome-holyoke-mass, #massachusetts, #nursing-homes, #veterans, #walsh-bennett

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‘They Just Dumped Him Like Trash’: Nursing Homes Evict Vulnerable Residents

Nursing homes across the country are kicking out old and disabled residents and sending them to homeless shelters and rundown motels.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #evictions, #nursing-homes

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Testing Nursing Home Workers Can Help Stop Coronavirus. But Who Should Pay?

A patchwork of state and U.S. recommendations has hampered efforts to devise a uniform policy, leading to disputes over whether insurers or employers should cover testing costs.

#american-health-care-assn, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #elderly, #giroir-brett-p, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #labor-and-jobs, #national-assn-of-insurance-commissioners, #new-york-health-plan, #nursing-homes, #tests-medical, #your-feed-healthcare

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For Older People, Despair, as Well as Covid-19, Is Costing Lives

‘This is like being in prison.’

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #elder-care, #elderly, #mental-health-and-disorders, #nursing-homes, #quarantines, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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A Nursing Home’s 64-Day Covid Siege: ‘They’re All Going to Die’

We tracked the outbreak, the struggle to contain it and the fallout, interviewing residents’ families and listening to their conference calls as they sought answers from the facility’s leaders.

#burlington-healthrehab-center, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #elder-care, #genesis-healthcare-corporation, #nursing-homes

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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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When Their Mother Died at a Nursing Home, 2 Detectives Wanted Answers

The sisters were used to getting information. But the Isabella Geriatric Center was secretive about the virus outbreak from the beginning.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #elderly, #nursing-homes, #police-department-nyc, #washington-heights-manhattan-ny

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Covid-19 Lockdown is Ending. Patients Are Still Suffering.

Nursing home residents. Cabdrivers. Immigrants. Covid-19 has become a disease of the vulnerable.

#age-chronological, #brigham-and-womens-hospital, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #deaths-fatalities, #elderly, #nursing-homes, #quarantines

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My Mother Died of the Coronavirus. It’s Time She Be Counted.

Not having an accurate, honest, nationwide way to tally Covid-19 cases will only add to the current tragedy.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #elderly, #health-department-nys, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes

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On a Scottish Isle, Nursing Home Deaths Expose a Covid-19 Scandal

At the Home Farm nursing home on the Isle of Skye, more than a quarter of its residents died and nearly all were infected with coronavirus. Families are furious.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #elder-care, #epidemics, #great-britain, #hc-one, #home-farm, #isle-of-skye-scotland, #johnson-boris, #nursing-homes

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The Coronavirus Crisis at My Husband’s Nursing Home

The loss of 98 lives there is nothing short of a tragedy.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #elderly, #hart-island-bronx-ny, #nursing-homes, #washington-heights-manhattan-ny

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Detroit Police Arrest Man in Connection With Nursing Home Assault

Both the 20-year-old man who was arrested and the 75-year-old victim were patients of the facility, the police said.

#assaults, #detroit-mich, #elder-care, #elderly, #nursing-homes, #social-media

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How to Improve and Protect Nursing Homes From Outbreaks

More than a third of America’s Covid-19 deaths can be traced back to these facilities. Experts suggest several ways to make them safer.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #elder-care, #elderly, #green-house-project, #nursing-homes, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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The Striking Racial Divide in How Covid-19 Has Hit Nursing Homes

Homes with a significant number of black and Latino residents have been twice as likely to be hit by the coronavirus as those where the population is overwhelmingly white.

#baltimore-sun, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #nursing-homes, #race-and-ethnicity, #tests-medical, #whites, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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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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Coronavirus Is Hitting Nursing Homes Hard. How We Treat the Elderly Made It Inevitable.

After decades of mistreatment, older Americans are bearing the worst of the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-abuse, #elder-care, #elderly, #nursing-homes

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She’s 108, Lived Through the Spanish Flu and Just Beat Covid-19

Sylvia Goldsholl, who lives in a New Jersey nursing home, is one of the country’s oldest survivors of the coronavirus. “She’s very feisty,” her nephew said.

#allendale-nj, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #nursing-homes

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