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New types of plans target cultural and ethnic communities with special offerings and native-language practitioners.
Before they get COVID, people over 65 should have a plan for accessing antiviral treatment.
The laws governing traditional Medicare don’t provide for coverage of self-administered diagnostic tests.
Vaccines also prevented 100,000 hospitalizations and 39,000 deaths in this population.
Between 2.0 million and 4.4 million older adults are homebound, but they haven’t been recognized as a priority group for vaccines.
In most places, elderly people are pitted against one another, competing on an unstable technological playing field for limited shots.
Seniors in nursing homes and assisted living centers will be among the first to vaccinated. Other older adults may have to wait longer.
Individuals report that their health and well-being is worse because of the social distancing required during the pandemic.
Some are forming small groups that agree on pandemic precautions.
Second of a two-part series about incarceration and health
Many 5-star nursing homes have infection-control lapses.
Residents are at heightened risk of serious complications from the illness because of the dual threat of age and close living conditions.
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