Tag Archive | "elderly"

hospitals

Hospitals & Nursing Homes: Patients Caught In Conflict

A wrenching conflict is emerging as the COVID-19 virus storms through U.S. communities: Some patients are falling into a no man’s land between hospitals and nursing homes.

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Caring For Elderly In The Age Of COVID-19

When Dr. Christopher Johnson was asked about the global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, he said, “The biggest threat to older people right now is younger people.”

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Assisted Living

Assisted Living: Should You Bring Mom Home?

Most retirement complexes and long-term care facilities are excluding visitors. Older adults are asked to stay in their rooms and are alone for most of the day.

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Observation Care: Federal Judge Rules Medicare Patients Can Challenge Status

If the government does not challenge the decision and patients win their appeals, Medicare could pay them millions of dollars for staggeringly high nursing home bills.

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Seniors

Seniors: Programs Struggle To Reach Vulnerable At Home

Older adults who otherwise might have had chronic illness checkups may now deteriorate at home, unnoticed. If they don’t go out, their mobility could become compromised, a risk for decline.

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Coronavirus: Should Every 60+ Practice Same Precautions?

She knew it wasn’t a good idea and her daughter would disapprove. Nonetheless, Barbara Figge Fox, 79, recently went to four stores in Princeton, New Jersey, to shop for canned goods, paper towels, fresh fruit, yogurt, and other items.

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