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Homebound Patients Wait For Vaccine Despite Seniors’ Priority

Opening another front in the nation’s response to the pandemic, medical centers and other health organizations have begun sending doctors and nurses to apartment buildings and private homes to vaccinate homebound seniors.

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Family Caregivers, Routinely Left Off Vaccine Lists

Robin Davidson entered the lobby of Houston Methodist Hospital, where her 89-year-old father, Joe, was being treated for a flare-up of congestive heart failure.

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For Valentine’s Day, Bring Joy To An Older Family Member

Bringing joy to older family members is challenging as loved ones take special precautions to keep them healthy, including limiting or eliminating visits and other activities that can cause COVID-19 to spread. 

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Tremellia Hobbs, activities director at the Brian Center/Cabarrus nursing home, cheers on her co-workers as they receive the covid-19 vaccine at the Brian Center/Cabarrus nursing home. (Aneri Pattani)

Vaccine: Why Nursing Home Staffers Are Hesitant

It had been months since Tremellia Hobbs had an excuse to bring out the pompoms. Before the pandemic, they were a crowd favorite at movie nights and bingo tournaments that Hobbs organized as activities director at the Brian Center Health & Retirement/Cabarrus nursing home.

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Older Adults Isolated But Resilient In Pandemic Era

Since the pandemic’s descent, they have generally been viewed as among those at higher risk — older Americans, some of them medically vulnerable, figuring out how to navigate life in a COVID-saturated, increasingly isolated world.

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Covid-19 Vaccine: Is It Appropriate For Various Illnesses?

As public demand grows for limited supplies of covid-19 vaccines, questions remain about the vaccines’ appropriateness for older adults with various illnesses.

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