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Spread of COVID-19 in Nursing Homes Linked to Low Wages

Spread of COVID-19 in Nursing Homes Linked to Low Wages

Staff members working in more than one facility has been identified as a main contributor to nursing homes’ vulnerability to COVID-19.  But working at more than one facility is often a necessity for nurse aides who earn “near-poverty wages.” 

How Does the CARES Act Affect Seniors?

How Does the CARES Act Affect Seniors?

The $2 trillion economic relief package that Congress passed to help Americans deal with the devastating financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic contains some provisions that affect seniors.

Cuts to Home Health Care Services under Medicare

Cuts to Home Health Care Services under Medicare

A new payment method for Medicare providers is making it harder for some home health care patients to receive physical, occupational, or speech therapy. Under the new system, providers are refusing to cover some therapy services. 

Younger Caregivers Must Plan for Long-Term Care

Younger Caregivers Must Plan for Long-Term Care

As baby boomers age, more and more millennials are becoming caregivers. Many are taking on this role while just getting started in their own lives, leading to difficult decisions about priorities. Proper planning can help them navigate this terrain. 

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