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Covid Cases Plummet Among Nursing Home Staffers

Joan Phillips, a certified nursing assistant in a Florida nursing home, loved her job but dreaded the danger of going to work in the pandemic. When vaccines became available in December, she jumped at the chance to get one.

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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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Nursing Homes: Vaccine Pitch To Residents Challenging

Imagine this: Your elderly mother, who has dementia, is in a nursing home and COVID-19 vaccines are due to arrive in a week or two.

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Nursing Homes See Dangerously Long Waits for COVID Test Results

Nursing homes are still taking days to get back COVID-19 test results as many shun the Trump administration’s central strategy to limit the spread of the virus among old and sick Americans.

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Beverly Tucker helps residents in nursing homes, assisted living and other facilities complete mail-in or absentee ballots. 
Her rolling tote bag is packed with face masks, cleaning wipes, hand sanitizer and ballots for residents who can't get to the polls. “The equipment is clearly different this year,” Tucker says. “But I’m doing whatever is possible to help people vote.” (Aneri Pattani)

Despite COVID Concerns, Teams Venture Into Nursing Homes To Get Out the Vote

Each time Beverly Tucker visited a nursing home or long-term care facility this fall, she brought along a rolling tote bag packed with supplies from the Durham County Board of Elections.

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Pandemic Erects Barriers for Prized Voting Bloc in Nursing Homes, Facilities

Many seniors who need help to get or fill out their ballots may be stymied by shifting rules about family visits.

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