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Cohousing Communities Examine Shared Values, Relationships

Tensions were running high at PDX Commons, a cohousing community for adults 55 and older in Portland, Oregon. Several people wanted to keep visitors off-site until all 35 residents were vaccinated. Others wanted to open to family and friends for the first time in a year.

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What COVID Has Taught Us About Long Term Care

A nursing facility is a quick referral. But in the middle of a COVID pandemic, we learned it could be a risky referral.

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Older Adults Are Having Second Thoughts About Where to Live

Some older adults who planned to move to senior housing are now choosing to live independently rather than communally. Others wonder whether transferring to a setting where they can get more assistance might be the right call.

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Davetta Brooks lives in a building for low-income seniors on Chicago’s Near West Side. Residents are not wearing masks or gloves to guard against the coronavirus, she said: “They’re touching everything on the elevator, in the laundry room. And anybody and everybody’s relatives and friends are coming in and out with no scrutiny.” (Nolis Anderson for KHN)

Seniors In Low-Income Housing Live In Fear Of COVID Infection

Davetta Brooks, 75, who has heart failure, a fractured hip and macular degeneration, is afraid.

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The Walker family ― (standing from left) Michael "Amir" Nimrod, Andre'a Walker-Nimrod, Wilma Walker, Howard Walker, (seated) matriarch Evelyn Whitfield and Maleeya Nimrod ― pose for a portrait at the Walker residence on March 21, 2020, in Florissant, Missouri. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas for KHN)

Multigenerational Homes: ‘Staying Away From Grandma’ Isn’t An Option

The multigenerational Walker family never thought having an age range of 3 to 96 under the same roof would be risky.

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Assisted Living Demand Is Up As Baby Boomers Age

The reason that assisted living is an attractive option is because you often have meals provided, along with things like activities, programs and common areas, and you don’t have to be responsible for cleaning and provisions.

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