long-term care

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.
Facilities are beginning to innovate and put in place best practices to drive down the number of COVID-19 cases among residents and staff.
The pandemic has changed the way we think of long-term care, and if we lean into the crisis-earned set of lessons learned, we can do more than just tweak the system. We can transform it.
The coronavirus pandemic dominated our Thinking Policy blog in 2020, just as it dominated everyone’s lives.
These actions can enable relationships between family caregivers and long-term facility residents during the spread of COVID-19.
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