A recent AARP Texas Bullhorn conversation on Facebook spotlighted end-of-year progress at the federal level toward ensuring older people’s health and financial security.
A new AARP dashboard shows how Texas nursing homes are handling the coronavirus pandemic, which could provide state officials with useful insights.
Austin Public Health, the city’s primary public health agency, released its new Long-Term Care Facility Dashboard. The tool displays an array of statistics, including the total number of cases and deaths associated with long-term care facilities, a splash of colorful graphs that show the cases for staff and residents by symptom onset date, demographic breakdowns of staff and resident cases, and a list of facility names in the Austin-area with the numbers of COVID-19 cases in each of those facilities.
AARP Texas wants older residents to be aware of their voting options, as well as important dates and deadlines, so they can exercise their right to vote while minimizing their risks of exposure to COVID-19.
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