Are precautions of the sort the CDC has endorsed for people 60 and over really necessary? What about disease-free adults in their 60s and 70s?
Fifteen counties in Washington state have no ICU beds. Four have no hospitals at all.
The rapidly spreading coronavirus pandemic is taking a particularly harsh toll on older people.
A significant portion of seniors are vulnerable. Outside of nursing homes, 15% of America’s 65-and-older population (more than 7 million seniors) is frail.
Rule changes center around visitors, screening, and precautionary measures.
Officials urge King County residents to take seriously the recommendations to limit social contacts and minimize the spread of COVID-19 in the community.
Health inspections regularly turn up lapses in infection control at nursing homes, which are cited more than any other type of deficiency.
Coronavirus infections at the Life Care Center of Kirkland, Washington, has left one resident dead and 4 others hospitalized, with 3 in critical condition
Our nation isn’t prepared for this vast demographic shift and its far-reaching consequences.
Conflicts often threaten relationships between aging parents and their adult children just when understanding and support are needed the most.
Seniors face rising rents, health care and other living costs which means that for many entering their retirement, balancing their budget can be a struggle.
One in five seniors reported using leftover antibiotics without consulting their physician.
Mobility managers can help people ‘find a ride’ by connecting them to transportation options in their communities
Aging in place is a major financial commitment, one that may be at odds with retirees’ plans to downsize their lives and budgets.
Hospitals have become so overzealous in fall prevention that they are producing an “epidemic of immobility,” experts say.