Since the start of the pandemic, nearly 95% of COVID-19 deaths have been among people 50 and older. While some caregivers and the loved ones they care for choose to get vaccinated, finding the vaccine has not been easy. In addition to access to the vaccine, people in communities of color face other barriers like distrust in the vaccine.
En todo el país, las personas mayores de 50 años representan casi el 95% de todas las muertes a causa de la COVID-19. Aquí en Texas, decenas de miles de personas han muerto, y los adultos mayores y sus familias han sido muy afectados por el virus. Y como sabemos, en los hogares de ancianos, la situación es particularmente grave.
It is the new year, and that means it’s time for new year’s resolutions. For many, those resolutions are to lose weight, exercise more, and eat healthier. In this latest edition of our Prepare to Care Podcast, Robin Owens of Meal Prep With Me says getting fit is easy and fun to do.
For the 3.2 million Texas caregivers, balancing work, family, and caregiving duties can be challenging. It is even more taxing as we throw this pandemic in the mix. Dr. Alberto Almeida from Brownsville, Texas, and primary-care physician in family and sports medicine says, mindfulness can help caregivers better deal with their day to day duties. He joined our Prepare to Care Podcast to discuss mindfulness and caregivers.
As many struggle with what to buy that particular person for the holidays, others face the struggle of deciding whether to leave the lights on or put food on the table. As the pandemic worsens, many food insecurities may be on the rise. Many of those hit hard are ages 50+.
The pandemic changed the way we do everyday things. For caregivers, these changes may mean added stress and a need for resources and help. But did you know that military caregivers experience higher risks of poor health, strained family relationships, and a more immense financial loss than non-military caregivers?
Since the pandemic began, nearly 60,000 people living and working in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities have died from the coronavirus.
As the pandemic stretches on, the prolonged isolation, financial uncertainty, and fears about the coronavirus may harm your mental health. Some people are feeling the strain in the form of depression, anxiety, and insomnia. How do you handle these feelings and any specific mental health challenges during this stressful time?
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