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What Congress Should Do for Low-Income Older Adults

COVID-19 is devastating nursing homes across the country. Congress should protect older adults and people with disabilities by giving more funding to Home and Community Based Services. Here’s how you can take action.

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What Congress Has Done for COVID-19 Relief and What Might be Next

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began spreading across the country, Congress has passed three packages of legislation to protect public health and stimulate the economy. It’s important that older adults and aging network professionals understand what’s now available to them because of Congress’s work, and how NCOA is advocating on their behalf.

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Managing the COVID-19 Crisis for Vulnerable Populations

More than 1,600 people attended our tele-town hall event last week. Hear what our panelists said about the needs of older adults and how aging services professionals can serve them during this crisis.

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Getting the Care You Need via Telemedicine

Telemedicine—consulting with healthcare professionals via video—is a new reality. The federal government has temporarily expanded telemedicine services for Medicare beneficiaries to cover these virtual visits.

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Women’s History Month Reminds Us Things Have Gotten Better

Women’s History Month is a chance to remember major milestones that made aging well easier for women. Since the beginning of the 20th century, life expectancy has increased significantly due to improvements in public health, nutrition, and medical technology including improved treatments and better medications for heart disease, stroke, infectious diseases, and certain cancers, such as breast and colon cancers.

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Understanding the Opioid Crisis Through the Lense of Aging

We surveyed community-based organizations (CBOs) about how the opioid crisis is affecting the older adults they serve. What we found reveals a lot about the important work already being done by CBOs, and the difficult circumstances faced by families struggling with the ripple effects of opioid addiction.

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For Caregivers: Don’t Burn Out, Find a Respite

Whether we realize it or not, many of us are caregivers. And on top of caring for our older loved one, most of us also have jobs, kids and other responsibilities. Learn how to incorporate respite into your lifestyle in order to avoid burnout, which can impact both your health, as well as the quality of care you provide.

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