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Kathleen McAuliffe

Desperate for Home Care, Seniors Often Wait Months With Workers In Short Supply

For years, Louise Shackett has had trouble walking or standing for long periods, making it difficult for her to clean her house in southeastern Maine or do laundry. Shackett, 80, no longer drives, which makes it hard to get to the grocery store or doctor.

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Medical workers and pedestrians cross an intersection outside the Houston Methodist Hospital on June 9 in Houston. A judge dismissed a lawsuit this month from more than 100 hospital system staffers who objected to its compulsory vaccination.(BRANDON BELL / GETTY IMAGES)

Hard Realities Of Mandated Vaccines for Health Care Workers

Christopher Richmond keeps a running tab on how many workers at the ManorCare skilled nursing facility he manages in western Pennsylvania have rolled up their sleeves for a covid-19 vaccine.

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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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Tremellia Hobbs, activities director at the Brian Center/Cabarrus nursing home, cheers on her co-workers as they receive the covid-19 vaccine at the Brian Center/Cabarrus nursing home. (Aneri Pattani)

Vaccine: Why Nursing Home Staffers Are Hesitant

It had been months since Tremellia Hobbs had an excuse to bring out the pompoms. Before the pandemic, they were a crowd favorite at movie nights and bingo tournaments that Hobbs organized as activities director at the Brian Center Health & Retirement/Cabarrus nursing home.

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Home Health Workers Pay Is Paltry, Says Biden

In a speech this month, former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, offered the third installment of a four-part economic plan being rolled out in advance of the Democratic National Convention in August.

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Older Workers: Navigating A Dangerous Decade

Losing a job is almost always traumatic. In your 50s, job loss can be devastating and devastatingly common.

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