Vaccination rates nationwide among residents and staff at a standstill.
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In their younger days, many LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, queer) individuals came out of the closet to fight against discrimination. As they age, however, they often face a different kind of discrimination as they need medical care, causing some to consider returning to the closet to assure quality of care without prejudice.
In Virginia, fewer than 55% of residents and nearly 95% of staff were up-to-date on their vaccinations, rates that have been about the same for the past three months.
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When Carol B. Amos began Alzheimer's caregiving for her mother, she learned that help, organization, preparation, and education, or H.O.P.E., helped her navigate the various stages of the journey. 
Twelve States Show an Increase in Death Rates; Virginia Cases Down
In Virginia, resident deaths increased by 160% in the four weeks ending Jan. 22, compared to the previous four weeks – more than seven times the national average.
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Join AARP Virginia and Insight Memory Care Center in-person in Fairfax, or online on Feb. 22, 2023, as we learn more about the importance of diverse perspectives and participants in Alzheimer’s disease research – and what comes next to foster more inclusive research.
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AARP Virginia wants the 2023 General Assembly to set minimum staffing standards for nursing home resident care, as the state is one of only 12 with no minimum staffing level requirement.
Helping her Old Man
Important developments in Alzheimer’s research and methods of caregiving are offering new hope for the treatment and care of dementia patients, according to experts who participated virtually in the 36th Annual Caregiver’s Conference recently.
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