At an average cost of $9,215 per month for care, skilled nursing care is expensive. The North Dakota Medicaid program helps qualifying individuals pay for the cost of long-term care services in both nursing homes and in individuals’ own homes and other community settings.
With nearly half of all deaths in Texas related to COVID-19 occurring among nursing home residents and staff, advocates at AARP Texas are encouraging those with loved ones in long-term care facilities to check regularly on the loved ones’ health and wellbeing.
State officials, AARP Virginia and other advocates are ramping up efforts to better protect nursing home residents and staff during the coronavirus pandemic and to respond to families worried about their relatives’ safety.
Anxious family members have often been unable to get good information or reach a relative in an Ohio long-term care facility during a prolonged lockdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic in which in-person visits are banned.
AARP Pennsylvania Welcomes Steps to Improve Testing and Reporting of COVID-19 Cases in Long-Term Care Facilities
In response to the Wolf Administration’s plans to increase testing and public reporting of COVID-19 cases in the state’s long-term care facilities, AARP Pennsylvania State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh issued the following statement:
AARP is providing information and resources about COVID-19 to help older Montanans and their families protect themselves from the virus and prevent it from spreading to others.
If you have a spouse, sibling, parent, or other loved one in a nursing home, you may be worried about their safety and well-being because of the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some key questions to ask the nursing home:
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