Navigating Aging

Countless Homebound Patients Still Wait for Covid Vaccine Despite Seniors’ Priority

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This story also ran on CNN. It can be republished for free. Opening another front in the nation’s response to the pandemic, medical centers and other health organizations have begun sending doctors and nurses to apartment buildings and private homes to vaccinate homebound seniors. Boston… Read More »Countless Homebound Patients Still Wait for Covid Vaccine Despite Seniors’ Priority

Family Caregivers, Routinely Left Off Vaccine Lists, Worry What Would Happen ‘If I Get Sick’

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Robin Davidson entered the lobby of Houston Methodist Hospital, where her 89-year-old father, Joe, was being treated for a flare-up of congestive heart failure. This story also ran on CNN. It can be republished for free. Before her stretched a line of people waiting to… Read More »Family Caregivers, Routinely Left Off Vaccine Lists, Worry What Would Happen ‘If I Get Sick’

Lifetime Experiences Help Older Adults Build Resilience to Pandemic Trauma

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Older adults are especially vulnerable physically during the coronavirus pandemic. But they’re also notably resilient psychologically, calling upon a lifetime of experience and perspective to help them through difficult times. New research calls attention to this little-remarked-upon resilience as well as significant challenges for older… Read More »Lifetime Experiences Help Older Adults Build Resilience to Pandemic Trauma

Technology Divide Between Senior ‘Haves’ and ‘Have-Nots’ Roils Pandemic Response

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Family gatherings on Zoom and FaceTime. Online orders from grocery stores and pharmacies. Telehealth appointments with physicians. These have been lifesavers for many older adults staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic. But an unprecedented shift to virtual interactions has a downside: Large numbers of… Read More »Technology Divide Between Senior ‘Haves’ and ‘Have-Nots’ Roils Pandemic Response

States Allow In-Person Nursing Home Visits As Families Charge Residents Die ‘Of Broken Hearts’

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Navigating Aging Navigating Aging focuses on medical issues and advice associated with aging and end-of-life care, helping America’s 45 million seniors and their families navigate the health care system. To contact Judith Graham with a question or comment, click here. Join the Navigating Aging Facebook Group. See… Read More »States Allow In-Person Nursing Home Visits As Families Charge Residents Die ‘Of Broken Hearts’