A Teenager Mistakenly Moved Into a Senior Living Complex. TikTok Loves It.

After living for a week in an apartment complex for older adults, Madison Kohout, 19, discovered why she was the youngest resident by decades.

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Together Again: Documenting Nursing Home Reunions After One Long Year

The pandemic kept nursing home residents and their families apart. Photographers for The New York Times were there when they finally reunited.

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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.

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Canadian Snowbirds Find Refuge in Their Mythical Miami

In this retirement community celebrating all things Florida, Quebec snowbirds hunkered down this winter to ride out the pandemic.

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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.

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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.

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Romance Blossoms for Seniors During Quarantine

For some in assisted living residences, the lockdown has made finding a romantic companion as simple as walking down the hall.

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Covid Vaccines as an Amenity

Senior living communities around the country are offering vaccine access as an incentive for moving in.

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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.

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America’s Salad Bowl Becomes Fertile Ground for Covid-19

Arizona’s Yuma County, at the juncture of Mexico and California, has the most cases per capita of any metro area over the course of the pandemic.

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Frustrations Boil at Pace of Vaccinations at Long-Term Care Facilities

The Trump administration raised hopes of a speedy process for nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Patience is wearing thin.

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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.

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Pressure Grows for States to Open Vaccines to More Groups of People

Some states are already expanding eligibility to people 65 and over, even though millions of people the C.D.C. recommends go first — health care workers and nursing home residents — have yet to get shots.

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How the Oldest Old Can Endure Even This

No visitors. No friends at the dining table. Neighbors dying without notice. But many older adults have proved resilient during the pandemic, a phenomenon known as “crisis competence.”

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Vaccination Campaign at Nursing Homes Faces Obstacles and Confusion

Walgreens and CVS staff will soon begin vaccinations at tens of thousands of long-term care facilities. Some staff and residents are wary, and there are thorny issues of consent.

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Elders and an Artist Bring a Social Sculpture to Life

Elizabeth Turk imagined illuminated umbrellas spreading hope during the pandemic. A retirement community said yes, and became her canvas.

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A New Item on Your Medical Bill: The ‘Covid’ Fee

A surprise charge that can take advantage of vulnerable people and possibly violate consumer protection laws.

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Can Joe Biden Peel Away Older Voters in Florida?

In the swing state’s conservative retirement communities, some voters have switched sides. And some of them have reason to worry about what the neighbors might think.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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‘If It’s Here, It’s Here’: America’s Retirees Confront the Virus in Florida

As cases spike across Florida, the virus appears to have caught up with the residents of the Villages.

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

‘This is like being in prison.’

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The Coronavirus Is Killing Too Many Nursing Home Residents

Here’s one idea for protecting them.

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Nursing Homes Were a Coronavirus Disaster Waiting to Happen

Long before Covid-19, poor care and lax standards were widespread and well known.

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‘Playing Russian Roulette’: Nursing Homes Told to Take the Infected

California, New Jersey and New York have made nursing homes accept Covid-19 patients from hospitals. Residents and workers fear the policy is risking lives.

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‘They’re Death Pits’: Virus Claims at Least 6,900 Lives in U.S. Nursing Homes

More than six weeks after the first coronavirus deaths in a nursing home, outbreaks unfold across the country. About a fifth of U.S. virus deaths are linked to nursing facilities.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #elder-care, #epidemics, #nursing-homes, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living

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Man Charged With Trying to Blow Up Jewish Assisted-Living Home

Federal prosecutors said that John Michael Rathbun tried to ignite a gas canister near the center in Massachusetts that had been targeted for attack on a white supremacist website.

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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.

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