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RALEIGH – Newly published figures from the AARP Public Policy Institute finds that at the end of October, less than 44 percent of nursing home residents in North Carolina were up to date on their vaccinations and confirmed COVID-19 cases were on the rise. When it comes to nursing home staff, 46 percent were vaccinated and boosted, but only 19 percent are currently up to date.
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RALEIGH -- Joining Our Voices: Envisioning the Future of Serious Illness Care is a weeklong free virtual symposium that brings together policy professionals, advocates, and peers in conversation to share experiences, innovations, and opportunities for the future of North Carolina’s serious illness care.
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AARP North Carolina is working to make it easier for residents to get advance directives in place on how they want to be cared for during a serious illness.
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RALEIGH -- As the North Carolina Serious Illness Coalition (NCSI Coalition) approaches the end of its second year, COVID has provided an important catalyst for more than 160 members and 85 organizations coming together with the common goal of improving the lives of the seriously ill and their caregivers. AARP North Carolina has been an instrumental part of the Coalition's efforts.
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In North Carolina, there are over 1.7 million family caregivers, people who care of a loved one at some point of time each year.  But who is taking care of the caregiver? It is important for caregivers to be equipped with the knowledge of how to assist loved one with daily living activities, appointments and creating a healthy living environment. But of equal importance is prioritizing your own health and wellbeing.
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COVID-19 has delivered a grim reminder of the serious and chronic issues residents and staff in nursing homes face.  But long before the pandemic, many of these facilities were cited frequently for problems such as poor infection control, understaffing, inappropriate discharges and more.
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Making and sending valentines has been an American tradition since the end of the 18th Century. Here in North Carolina, AARP is offering two events in February to make it easy for you to extend this tradition of love to older Americans, especially the several million who are isolated or living alone.
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Americans overwhelmingly want to age at home, and AARP North Carolina is working to make that option more widely available.
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RALEIGH -- For several years, AARP members and other advocates working to support the needs of older adults in North Carolina have been calling on state lawmakers to make necessary investments to help meet the needs of the state’s fastest growing segment of the population – adults ages 60 and older.
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