Caregiving

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AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson issued the following statement today on news that Florida would be receiving sufficient rapid-result test kits for coronavirus to conduct 400,000 tests per day.
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AARP’s Florida State Director, Jeff Johnson, issued the following statement today on AARP’s concerns about recommendations from a state task force on the reopening of elder-care facilities to visitors.
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It was to be only a 30-day respite trial period when Vittorio C., a proud, strong, 84-year-old New Yorker, went to a memory-care facility in South Florida during March of this year.
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Elder-Care facility residents and staff represent 2 percent of state’s population and more than half of all Coronavirus deaths.
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Keeping the balance between being informed and being overwhelmed takes work.
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As Florida heads into the 2020 hurricane season June 1, Sunshine State residents are facing a new level of uncertainty: Never in modern history have Floridians had to consider how to plan for the disruption and danger of a hurricane while also juggling concerns about a pandemic.
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Florida caregivers, join us for an online seminar where we discuss advance directives. A living will, health care proxy, health care power of attorney – what are all of these and why are they critical for caregivers and families? Join attorney and caregiver advocate Amanda Singleton as she explains advance directives and why they are so important for caregivers.
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With coronavirus cases surging in Florida nursing homes, assisted living facilities, group homes and other long-term care facilities, families throughout the Sunshine State are facing difficult questions.
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Eldercare facilities represent 40 percent or more of COVID-19 deaths, despite representing less than 1 percent of all Floridians.
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