long-term care

Carrie Blakeway Amero standing on front steps with her grandparents
The nursing home industry and the agencies that oversee it are slowing coming around to including consumer experience feedback in the informational tools available to families trying to choose a facility.
The Supreme Court heard arguments last week in a case that may decide if millions of long-term care residents can sue state-run nursing facilities.
Happy senior man having coffee with friends at table in nursing home
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has signed a bill requiring long-term care staffing agencies to verify the credentials of their contractors with the state.
Doctor doing a nasal PCR test on a patient at nursing home
As the virus spreads, uptake of booster shots is lagging, particularly in certain states.
Many older adults believe they'll need help with daily tasks as they age, but few have given it much thought or understand what Medicare covers.
AARP supports a bill that would study the benefits of allowing the Department of Veterans Affairs to cover assisted living expenses for veterans. 
Senior adult with home healthcare nurse, caregiver outdoors.  Home, wheelchair.
Gov. Tim Walz signed a bill to give doctors, public transportation workers, long-term care staff, janitors and other frontline workers a $750 bonus in Minnesota.
Happy senior man having coffee with friends at table in nursing home
Michiganders have been presented with a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to overhaul the state’s long-term care system, according to a new AARP Michigan report.
Older patient talking with nurse in hospital
Washington's state-run social insurance program, called WA Cares Fund, helps residents pay for expenses related to long-term care, like home modifications and transportation.
Two years of the COVID-19 public health crisis have clarified the steps needed to establish a more secure future for all.
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