The pictures, maybe you’ve seen them. Sons and daughters, moms and dads, husbands and wives – separated by a glass window. This is how some family members are visiting loved ones living in Minnesota’s nursing home and assisted living facilities during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. And as heartbreaking as these pictures are, worse are the stories of people dying alone and of goodbyes not said.
More than 1.2 million family members provide unpaid care in North Carolina, according to the AARP Public Policy Institute. They often tackle challenging duties like medication management and dressing wounds.
St. Petersburg, Fla. –Annette Bellingar has been selected to receive the 2018 AARP Florida Andrus Award for Community Service -- AARP’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service.
I spend most of my time at my ALF (Assisted Living Facility). But when my battery-powered wheelchair is charged, I can be found bouncing along the tree-root rutted, bumpy sidewalks, and at a traffic intersection, frenziedly trying to make the walk sign before it runs down to zero seconds. Or I might be lucky enough to have a friend load my wheel chair and me into a car or van for a trip to a coffee shop, a movie, or some other latitudinal or longitudinal location away from the lugubrious ALF.
AARP Public Policy Institute Report Finds Oklahoma Nursing Facilities Rank Among Worst in the Nation in Several Quality Indicators of Care
A new report by AARP’s Public Policy Institute finds Oklahoma ranks among the worst in the nation in several key indicators of quality of care at our state’s nursing facilities. The report, Across the States 2018: Profiles of Long-term Services and Supports, is a compilation of data on long-term care services and supports in each state and combines data from original analysis and a large number of other relevant studies and sources.
Under a new law championed by AARP Louisiana, nursing homes in the state are required to let residents install a video camera or other monitoring device in their room.
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