Tag Archive | "caregiver"

hospitals, nursing homes

Nursing Homes Report Deaths Up 32 Percent Amid Pandemic

Deaths among Medicare patients in nursing homes soared by 32 percent last year, with two devastating spikes eight months apart.

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Geriatrician Learns Emotional & Physical Toll Of Family Care

The loss of a husband. The death of a sister. Taking in an elderly mother with dementia. This has been a year like none other for Dr. Rebecca Elon, who has dedicated her professional life to helping older adults.

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Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Centers Must Reopen For Mental Health Sake

For nearly a year, nursing homes and assisted living centers have been mostly closed to visitors. Now, it’s time for them to open back up and relieve residents of crushing isolation.

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coronavirus, COVID-19, older

Older Loved Ones Need Extra Care During The Pandemic

Mask orders. Constant cleaning. Quarantine. The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed how many older people live.

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Symptoms, coronavirus

One Family’s Coronavirus Nightmare Reflects U.S. Crisis

First, Theresa Pirozzi’s 85-year-old dad got sick and was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. Days later, her mom was so weak she could barely walk.

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COVID-19, home health, long term care

Home Health Care: Engaging Family Caregivers

After Jo-Ana Chase heard her mother had successful heart surgery, she was relieved when her mom was finally discharged from the hospital and sent home to be cared for by her brother.

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