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Michigan Radio

Tracy Samilton

30 April 2021

Oregon, United States

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Michigan is struggling to retain direct care workers due to poor pay, lack of benefits, and challenging work environments and responsibilities. In Oregon, however, an organizing campaign that allowed voters to have a ...

The Laconia Daily Sun

Roberta Baker

29 April 2021

Laconia, New Hampshire, United States

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Nursing homes adapted to COVID-19 so that they could protect residents’ physical well-being while also preserving their social and emotional health. Staff at Belknap County Nursing Home modified popular activities to ...

Health Affairs

Rob Waters

1 March 2021

United States

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Throughout the U.S. a group of nursing homes known as Green House Cottages are providing a model of care through their patient-centered architecture, philosophy, and organization. Unlike the typical nursing home, each...

WBFO

Tom Dinki

22 February 2021

Maryland, United States

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The Green House Project, which is a network model of nursing homes across states, has been able to largely avoid the spread of Covid-19 amongst residents, with five times fewer cases than the national nursing home ave...

Kaiser Health News

Rachel Bluth

16 February 2021

Contra Costa County, California, United States

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A mobile "strike team" comprised of workers from Contra Costa County, local home health agencies, advocates, and nonprofit groups is helping seniors living in assisted-living facilities to get access to the Covid-19 v...

Associated Press

Colleen Barry

Luca Bruno

24 December 2020

Italy

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In Italy, the “Santa’s grandchildren” program is helping to connect nursing home residents with volunteer grandchildren for visits and gifts during the holiday season. While the coronavirus pandemic has caused the mee...

WHEC-TV

Deanna Dewberry

21 December 2020

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Since 2002, aging neighbors in Boston have been creating networks, known as villages, of supportive services that allow them to remain in their homes rather than leave to live in a senior center or nursing home. Now, ...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Chris Serres

18 December 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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After facing staffing shortages during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, the Minnesota Department of Human Services developed an aggressive emergency hiring initiative ahead of potential new outbreaks. Using...

Minority Reporter

Sarah Taddeo

Tyronda James

17 December 2020

San Jose, California, United States

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In parts of California and New York, caregivers are constructing a small, free-standing building on their residential property to better care for loved ones. These structures, known as Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs),...

British Medical Journal

Priti Salian

23 November 2020

Berlin, Germany

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To better serve patients struggling with dementia, a hospital in Berlin established a department of geriatrics and began screening "patients for cognitive impairments upon admission, providing them with trained volunt...

WAVY-TV

Chris Horne

17 August 2020

Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

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A residential senior center prevented the spread of Covid-19, with just 1 of over 700 residents contracting the virus. In addition to social distancing, hand washing, and outdoor visiting areas, the facility's residen...

Berkeleyside

Frances Dinkelspiel

25 June 2020

Berkeley, California, United States

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City officials in Berkeley have recently implemented a mobile testing site for Covid-19 to better reach vulnerable populations throughout the region. Although the physical testing site will remain as the central point...

The Laconia Daily Sun

Roberta Baker

12 May 2020

Tilton, New Hampshire, United States

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In New Hampshire, nursing homes and veteran's homes are turning to online video conferencing and outdoor socially-distanced activities to manage the patients' feelings of isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. Alt...

Valley News

Liz Sauchelli

21 March 2020

Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States

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The Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community near Lebanon, New Hampshire, is one of many senior-assisted living facilities that has rapidly responded to the spread of coronavirus. The staff has set up personal bingo table...

The Boulder Monitor

Keith Hammonds

Myers Reece

19 March 2020

Kalispell, Montana, United States

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Rural communities throughout the United States are experimenting with a Boston-based senior-assistance program that implements a shared-services approach to senior care. Although barriers to creating connectivity in i...

Lithuanian Radio and Television (LRT)

Urtė Korsakovaitė

18 February 2020

Vilnius, Lithuania

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Independent living homes in Lithuania strike the balance between offering supporting and providing freedom and independence for their residents. The homes allow seniors to pay on a sliding scale - based on their month...

The New York Times

Paula Span

8 November 2019

Lewes, Delaware, United States

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Continuing care at-home programs are filling a gap for senior citizens that do not require around-the-clock care, but need someone to check in on their health on a regular basis. Using “care navigators,” to monitor th...

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

18 September 2019

Albany, Minnesota, United States

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A shortage of caregivers throughout the U.S. has forced the industry to rethink how it's attracting workers, especially men. From simplifying applications to better targeted outreach, organizations are implementing ne...

CalMatters

Amita Sharma

27 August 2019

Santa Monica, California, United States

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Santa Monica, California piloted an experiment that sends rental checks to seniors in the city. After seeing positive results, the program now plans to expand 10-fold.

Making Contact

JoAnn Mar

8 May 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Senior citizens can often face many barriers when trying to set up end of life care, and this is exacerbated for minorities due to language and cultural barriers. On Lok Senior Health Services, however, is a program n...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

30 April 2019

Australia

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Senior centers often offer activities for senior citizens to choose from, but most of the options aren't centered around physical activity or fostering community. Men's Sheds, Australian concept that has recently caug...

NPR

Emily Corwin

27 April 2019

Vermont, United States

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Vermont is home to many senior patients with serious medical needs, but doesn't have enough nursing homes to accommodate. Now, some people are opening their homes to the elderly and providing necessary services - whil...

Richland Source

Carl Hunnell

26 February 2019

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Assistive technology meant to support senior citizens looking to age in place is getting better at responding to senior needs. Security systems, health monitors, and more advances are helping seniors live independentl...

Artsy

Casey Lesser

1 November 2018

Ottawa, Canada

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Diversion murals—trompe l’oeil paintings on doorways—are being used in long-term care facilities to quell dementia patients’ exit seeking behavior. Rather than using stop signs or tape, the murals are a way to address...

KCRW

Jenny Hamel

25 September 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In Los Angeles, seniors finding themselves unable to pay rising rents on fixed incomes and those attempting to age in place in need of some extra help are being paired together in a new home share program. Organizatio...

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