The coronavirus pandemic shed light on the abuse and neglect at some long-term care facilities. The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) investigates and resolves complaints made by, or on behalf of, residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult foster care homes.
The more than 172,800 residents of Navajo Nation have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Many living on the 27,425-square-mile reservation lack basic amenities, like electricity and running water, making shelter-in-place mandates especially difficult.
The average wage gap between women and men in the United States has been narrowing, but in 2020 white women still earned only 79 cents for every dollar white men earned.
AARP Arizona is sponsoring monthly online Expresso Yourself Memory Cafés, hosted by Phoenix’s Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS), for caregivers and those dealing with memory loss.
Ann Cox loves to volunteer. For the past few years, the 71-year-old retired schoolteacher has volunteered to help at free AARP movie screenings, breakfast networking events, caregiving workshops and shred-a-thons, where people bring sensitive documents like credit card statements for shredding.
Arizona officials, AARP and health care providers are encouraging residents to get flu shots as soon as possible. The annual vaccination is even more important this year, to prevent further strain on a health care system already struggling with the coronavirus pandemic.
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