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Prevent Falls This Fall With A Home Safety Checklist

More than 75 percent of falls happen in or around the house, but fortunately there are ways to evaluate the home of a loved one and make them safer for everyday living.

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Loneliness Is Rampant: A Simple Call, Or Hug, May Be A Cure

The stranger’s call came when Dianne Green needed it most. Alone in the home where she’d raised four kids, grieving recently deceased relatives, too fearful of COVID-19 to see her grandkids and great-grandbabies, she had never felt lonelier. 

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Better Care Better Jobs Act Aims To Strengthen Human Infrastructure

At the end of June, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, D-MI and Senator Bob Casey, D-PA, introduced the “Better Care Better Jobs Act,”(S.2210) to widen access to Medicaid’s home and community based services for low-income elderly and disabled people, and to improve pay for the frontline caregivers who provide home care.

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Nursing Homes: After Pandemic New State Laws Protect Residents

When the coronavirus hit Martha Leland’s Connecticut nursing home last year, she and dozens of other residents contracted the disease while the facility was on lockdown. Twenty-eight residents died, including her roommate.

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Nursing Homes In Quandary Over Biden’s No-Jab-No-Job Order

President Joe Biden’s edict that nursing homes must ensure their workers are vaccinated against covid-19 presents a challenge for an industry struggling to entice its lowest-paid workers to get shots without driving them to seek employment elsewhere.

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How Long-Distance Caregivers Can Handle The Job

Long pandemic lockdowns forced many older adults to become comfortable with video calls to stay connected with family. That in turn means that long-distance caregivers have a better way to see how their loved ones are faring.

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