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Montana’s Tribal Nations Preserve COVID Restrictions To Preserve Their Cultures

As Montana plows forward with its reopening, including throwing open the doors to tourism on June 1, the outlook is starkly different for members...
This Feb. 24, 2020 photo provided by Greg and Rose Yerex shows them in a hospital in Nagoya, Japan. Former passengers of the cruise ship Diamond Princess, they both tested positive for the coronavirus. Rose has since tested negative for the virus but decided to stay with Greg until he is cleared to leave. The couple said they're happy to have each other, but that living in isolation has been difficult. "I just want to go home and be normal," Greg said. (Greg Yerex via AP)

For Seniors, COVID-19 Sets Off A Pandemic Of Despair

As states relax coronavirus restrictions, older adults are advised, in most cases, to keep sheltering in place. But for some, the burden of isolation...
Kaiser Health News

Bringing ‘Poogie’ Home: Hospice In The Time Of COVID-19

After she landed in the hospital with a broken hip, Parkinson’s disease and the coronavirus, 84-year-old Dorothy “Poogie” Wyatt Shields made a request of...
A body wrapped in plastic is unloaded from a refrigerated truck and handled by medical workers wearing personal protective equipment due to COVID-19 concerns, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at Brooklyn Hospital Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The body was moved to a hearse to be removed to a mortuary. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

‘No Intubation’: Seniors Fearful Of COVID-19 Are Changing Their Living Wills

DENVER ― Last month, Minna Buck revised a document specifying her wishes should she become critically ill. “No intubation,” she wrote in large letters on...

El miedo a COVID-19 hace que adultos mayores rechacen ser intubados

En abril, Minna Buck revisó un documento que especificaba sus deseos en caso de enfermar gravemente. “Sin intubación”, escribió en letras grandes en el formulario,...
Los Angeles Fire Department officials deliver testing kits to a waiting motorists at a COVID-19 drive-up testing site in Elysian Park, Thursday, April 2, 2020. Officials say hand-washing and keeping a safe social distance are priorities in battling the COVID-19 virus. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

As Deaths Mount, Coronavirus Testing Remains Wildly Inconsistent In Long-Term Care

This story also ran on USA Today. This story can be republished for free (details). Mary Lanham’s assisted living complex in Florida tested all residents for...

Beyond The Glam: Feeding The Coachella Valley’s Most Vulnerable Residents

Poverty is real in the Coachella Valley, a region known for its glitzy resorts and music festival. During the COVID crisis, the California National...

Palliative Care Helped Family Face ‘The Awful, Awful Truth’

Seattle mourned the news: Elizabeth and Robert Mar died of COVID-19 within a day of each other. They would have celebrated 50 years of...

As COVID-19 Lurks, Families Are Locked Out Of Nursing Homes. Is It Safe Inside?

Families are beset by fear and anxiety as COVID-19 makes inroads at nursing homes across the country, threatening the lives of vulnerable older adults. Alarmingly...

Seniors With COVID-19 Show Unusual Symptoms, Doctors Say

Older adults with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, have several “atypical” symptoms, complicating efforts to ensure they get timely and appropriate treatment,...

Médicos dicen que los adultos mayores con COVID-19 presentan síntomas inusuales

Los adultos mayores con COVID-19, la enfermedad que causa el coronavirus, tienen síntomas “atípicos”, lo que complica los esfuerzos para asegurar que reciban un...
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‘I Wasn’t Eating’: Senior Twin Sisters Battle Pandemic Anxiety Together

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — Ethel Sylvester dialed 911, trembling with fear. The 92-year-old felt hot. She thought turning off her thermostat could fix...
This Feb. 24, 2020 photo provided by Greg and Rose Yerex shows them in a hospital in Nagoya, Japan. Former passengers of the cruise ship Diamond Princess, they both tested positive for the coronavirus. Rose has since tested negative for the virus but decided to stay with Greg until he is cleared to leave. The couple said they're happy to have each other, but that living in isolation has been difficult. "I just want to go home and be normal," Greg said. (Greg Yerex via AP)

In Shutting Out Threat, Seniors In Continuing Care Communities Feel Shut In

This story also ran on CNN. This story can be republished for free (details). With tight restrictions in place at their continuing care retirement community, Tom...
In this April 2, 2020, file photo a nurse holds a vial and a swab at a drive-up coronavirus testing station at a hospital in Seattle. A federal report due out Monday, April 6, finds that three out of four U.S. hospitals surveyed are already treating patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

What Does Recovery From COVID-19 Look Like? It Depends. A Pulmonologist Explains.

Judith Graham Reports of recovery from serious illness caused by the coronavirus have been trickling in from around the world. Physicians are swapping anecdotes on social...
A member of the Iranian army walks past rows of beds at a temporary 2,000-bed hospital for COVID-19 coronavirus patients set up by the army at the international exhibition center in northern Tehran, Iran, on Thursday, March 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Retiree-Rich Palm Beach County Leads Florida In COVID-19 Deaths

JUPITER, Fla. — No place in Florida has recorded more deaths from COVID-19 than Palm Beach County, the tropical vacation and retirement destination that...
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Inside Meals On Wheels’ Struggle To Keep Older Americans Fed During A Pandemic

In the best of times, Meals on Wheels faces the herculean task of delivering 200 million meals annually to 2.4 million hungry and isolated...
This Feb. 24, 2020 photo provided by Greg and Rose Yerex shows them in a hospital in Nagoya, Japan. Former passengers of the cruise ship Diamond Princess, they both tested positive for the coronavirus. Rose has since tested negative for the virus but decided to stay with Greg until he is cleared to leave. The couple said they're happy to have each other, but that living in isolation has been difficult. "I just want to go home and be normal," Greg said. (Greg Yerex via AP)

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

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). FLORISSANT, Missouri — The Walker family never thought having an age range...

Sheltered At Home, Families Broach End-Of-Life Planning

This story also ran on CNN. This story can be republished for free (details). Long before she contracted COVID-19 at a Kirkland, Washington, nursing home, Barbara...
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Should You Bring Mom Home From Assisted Living During The Pandemic?

Dr. Alison Webb took her 81-year-old father out of assisted living, to live. Coleen Hubbard took her 85-year-old mother out of independent living, to die. With...
Eugenia Kendall, right, wears a mask outside of the Vacaville City Hall while standing with her husband, Ivan, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Vacaville, Calif. On Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a case of coronavirus in Solano County, California. It's believed to be the first case in the U.S. of someone who has not traveled abroad or been in close contact with someone who has. Eugenia Kendall says she wears a mask because her immune system has been weakened from the chemotherapy she receives for ovarian cancer. Ivan Kendall says the they are not paranoid, just being practical. (AP Photo/Don Thompson)

Does Everyone Over 60 Need To Take The Same Coronavirus 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,...
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Congress Approves Boost In Food Aid For Seniors But Funding Falls Short Of Growing...

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Advocates for senior citizens hailed the bipartisan passage of a federal bill that calls for...
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The Startling Inequality Gap That Emerges After Age 65

Judith Graham In an era when “deaths of despair” — from substance abuse and suicide — are on the rise among middle-aged Americans, those who...
Kaiser Health News

As Coronavirus Cases Grow, So Does Scrutiny Of Nursing Home Infection Plans

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is ordering health inspectors to focus on infection-control practices at nursing homes and hospitals, particularly those where...
From left, Democratic presidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Getting To The Heart Of Presidential Fitness: How Much Do We Need To Know?

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Differences in health policy weren’t the only bones presidential candidates had to pick last week. They also sparred over details of their personal health....
Kaiser Health News

Stalked by The Fear That Dementia Is Stalking You

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Do I know I’m at risk for developing dementia? You bet. My father died of Alzheimer’s disease at age 72; my sister was felled by...
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Readers And Tweeters Fired Up Over Employer’s No-Nicotine Policy

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Grand Parents

What The 2020s Have In Store For Aging Boomers

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Within 10 years, all of the nation’s 74 million baby boomers will be 65 or older. The most senior among them will be on...
Grand Parents

Parenting Your Aging Parents When They Don’t Want Help

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David Solie’s 89-year-old mother, Carol, was unyielding. “No, I will not move,” she told her son every time he suggested that she leave her...

The Health Care Promises We Cannot Keep

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It was a promise Matt Perrin wasn’t able to keep. “I’ll never take away your independence,” he’d told his mother, Rosemary, then 71, who lived...

As His Wife’s Caregiver, A Doctor Discovers What’s Missing At Health Care’s Core

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Caring for someone with a serious illness stretches people spiritually and emotionally, often beyond what they might have thought possible. Dr. Arthur Kleinman, a professor...

Readers React: UVA Doctors Outraged Over Their Own Health System’s Billing Practices

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Letters to the Editor is a periodic feature. We welcome all comments and will publish a selection. We edit for length and clarity and require full...

Facebook Live: Intimate Lessons From The Front Lines Of Family Caregiving

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Can’t see the video player? View the video here. Family caregivers are the backbone of our nation’s system of long-term care for older adults. Every...

Nursing Home Safety Violations Put Residents At Risk, Report Finds

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As huge swaths of California burned last fall, federal health officials descended on 20 California nursing homes to determine whether they were prepared to...

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

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Happy Friday! Tis the season of getting wretched colds, and I blame daylight savings as any reasonable person would. So, we’re going to make...

When Caring For A Sick Spouse Shakes A Marriage To The Core

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For a dozen years, Larry Bocchiere, 68, didn’t find it especially difficult to care for his wife, Deborah, who struggled with breathing problems. But...

California Nursing Home Residents Told To Find New Homes

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Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Some of California’s most vulnerable nursing home residents, many of whom have nowhere else to...

For Boomers Reframing Aging, Age-Proofing A Home Won’t Come Cheap

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AUSTIN, Texas — Dennis and Chris Cavner, in their early 70s, are preparing to move less than two blocks away into a 2,720-square-foot, ranch-style...

‘Fear Of Falling’: How Hospitals Do Even More Harm By Keeping Patients In Bed

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Dorothy Twigg was living on her own, cooking and walking without help until a dizzy spell landed her in the emergency room. She spent...

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

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Happy Friday! Yours truly is back from beautiful Vietnam and it seems I missed one or two … ahem … minor news events while...

Drumbeat Builds For A Peace Corps Of Caregivers

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Imagine a government program that would mobilize volunteers to help older adults across the nation age in place. One is on the way. The Administration...

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