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Omicron, long covid

Long COVID Affects More Older Adults; Shots Don’t Prevent It

New U.S. research on long COVID-19 provides fresh evidence that it can happen even after breakthrough infections in vaccinated people, and that older adults face higher risks for the long-term effects.

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Long Covid Symptoms Are Often Overlooked in Older Adults

Nearly 18 months after getting covid-19 and spending weeks in the hospital, Terry Bell struggles with hanging up his shirts and pants after doing the laundry.

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Coronavirus, nursing home

Nursing Home Care, Funding System Need Overhaul, Report Says

Nursing home residents are subjected to ineffective care and poor staffing, while facility finances are shrouded in secrecy and regulatory lapses go unenforced, according to a report that called for wholesale changes in an industry whose failures have been spotlighted by the pandemic.

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vision

Poor Vision Unfairly Mistaken For Brain Decline

Millions of older people with poor vision are at risk of being misdiagnosed with mild cognitive impairments, according to a new study.

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long-term care

Washington State Retools First-in-the-Nation Long-Term Care Benefit

Patricia Keys, 71 and a stroke survivor, needs help with many everyday activities, such as dressing and bathing. Her daughter Christina, who lives near her mom in Vancouver, Washington, cares for her in the evenings and pays about $3,000 a month for help from other caregivers.

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Nutrition, valentine's, age in place

Most Of Us Want To Age In Place But We Aren’t Prepared

The vast majority of people over 50 say it’s important to age in place, that they keep living in their current homes for as long as possible.

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