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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
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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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State and federal officials have urged nursing home and long-term care residents to "exercise extreme caution" during the holiday season.
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Latest update of the AARP Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard finds Michigan’s nursing homes continue to face concerning trends,
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AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy A. LeaMond issued a statement in response to ongoing COVID-19 vaccine development and distribution planning. AARP will continue to provide information about COVID-19 vaccines.
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New AARP analysis indicates nursing home facilities must be held accountable as numbers worsen despite millions in funding.
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Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Attorney General Dana Nessel join AARP Michigan for a telephone town hall and a televised interview. Voters should feel confident that the election will be safe and the results accurate, they said.
Love is always being there for each other
Residents of Michigan nursing homes should be allowed outdoor visits with friends and family, and be given the option of indoor visitation, according to a state task-force report released this week.Since the start of the pandemic, nursing-home residents and staff have comprised 12% of Michigan’s confirmed coronavirus cases and 32% of deaths.
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