July 2020

8 in 10 People Who Have Died of COVID-19 Were Age 65 or Older

In today’s highly polarized environment, just about everything is subject to debate. The COVID-19 situation is no exception. Is COVID-19 real? Do masks really work to prevent the spread of the coronavirus? Can science be trusted? Is Dr. Fauci telling the truth? How you answer these questions may depend on your political inclinations.

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Caregiving During a Pandemic

There's no end in sight for the COVID-19 situation. Everyone is feeling the strain, especially those caring for elderly loved ones. Try these tips to make the caregiving journey a little easier. 

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Help Elderly Loved Ones Exercise Their Right to Vote

Tennessee’s next statewide election is coming up on August 6. Early voting starts this Friday. If you're caring for an elderly loved one who lives at home, with relatives, or in a long-term care facility, why not do everything you can to make sure that he or she can vote? Here's where to start.

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Understanding Care Plan Meetings

If your loved one is a resident of a nursing home, you may hear the terms “Plan of Care” and “Care Plan Meetings.” What do these terms mean and why do they matter? This article explains.

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Conflicting COVID Messages Create Cloud Of Confusion

When it comes to COVID-19, misinformation is rampant. This article, which appeared on Kaiser Health News earlier this week, does a good job of outlining what can happen a health condition that can be deadly for older adults becomes a political football.

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