Caregiving

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Staff cases fall, but staffing and PPE shortages also rise during the four weeks ending May 16 in Michigan, updated AARP dashboard indicates.
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 Deaths of nursing home residents in Michigan dropped to .04 per 100 residents, the lowest number since the dashboard was launched in June of 2020, and down from .08 in the previous report. But COVID cases increased to .52 per 100 residents, compared to .32 in the prior report.
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Lower prescription drug prices, nursing home reforms, expansion of home and community based services, bridging the digital divide, and increased access to health care through telehealth are among AARP Michigan's priority issues this year.
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Nursing Home Dashboard Report also shows more than one-third of nursing homes still have staffing shortages. Report covers four weeks leading up to Feb. 14.
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No matter where you are in the caregiver journey, these contacts and resources will make the process easier
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11 short training sessions on Michigan Attorney General Department's YouTube Channel focus on recognizing, reporting and preventing elder abuse, neglect and exploitation.  
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AARP Michigan End of Session Report focuses on key issues facing adults 50 and up, including telehealth, broadband, prescription drug prices, access to home and community based services, nursing home reform, and others. Report also previews 2021 state agenda. Take a look!
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Nursing homes in Michigan — where one in three COVID-19 deaths have occurred — began getting staff and residents vaccinated this week through the state's partnership with CVS and Walgreens chain pharmacies.
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67-year-old temporary 'mom' finds caring for his 2-year-old grandson 'exhilarating and memorable, and downright physically and mentally exhausting.'
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An all-star panel of experts on women’s brain health and wellness, hosted by AARP Michigan, led a 90-minute virtual event on Dec. 3 that focused on why women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with dementia and what can be done about it.
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