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Latest COVID-19 News and Information
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Resources for updates, home health visits, food banks, grocery access and meal delivery.
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We may be isolated, but we don’t have to be alone. AARP Community Connections is a new website that offers steps to find help – or give it – during the coronavirus pandemic. At a time when people are self-isolating, the website connects you to support in your community. It also enables you to join or organize your own online mutual aid group to stay connected, share ideas and help your family, neighbors and those most affected by COVID-19.
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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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Una guía sobre cuándo, dónde y si recibir una vacuna COVID-19.
A guide to when, where and whether to get a COVID-19 vaccine
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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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Deaths of nursing home residents in Michigan for the month leading up to March 21 are significantly lower than in the previous period, dropping from a rate of .70 to .08 per 100 residents. New infections among residents also dropped substantially from 2.3 per 100 residents to .32. Cases among staff fell by half, from 2.3 per 100 residents to 1.15.
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AARP Michigan volunteers report their experiences and signing up for COVID-19 vaccinations, obtaining an appointment, and actually getting the shot in the arm.
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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New AAARP analysis shows from December 21 to January 17, the rate of coronavirus cases per 100 Michigan nursing home residents declined from 11.0 to 6.1 among residents and 10.6 to 5.9 among staff. Resident death rates dipped slightly, from 2.17 to 2.12 deaths for every 100 people living in a nursing home. 
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Gov. Gretchen Whtimer and Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Michigan's chief medical executive, answered a wide range of questions from call participants about the coronavirus vaccination process in the state.
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New AARP analysis shows nursing homes are in crisis; over 60% report at least one resident case and nearly 90% report at least one staff case in the most recent four-week period
The pandemic has underscored chronic issues such as staffing shortages, low wages for caregivers, and inadequate supplies of personal protective equipment.
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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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