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The Alarming Inequities of COVID-19

As we continue to confront COVID-19, every day brings new data—sometimes alarming and sometimes hopeful—about the coronavirus. Falling squarely into the alarming category is the first federal report by the CDC that breaks down hospitalization data by gender, race, and ethnicity.

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COVID-19 and Medications in the News

There is widespread confusion about which medications to take or not to take during this pandemic. The bottom line is you should NOT change any of your medications without talking with your doctor or pharmacist. Use this guide in discussions with your health care providers.

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COVID-19, My Grandma, and My 401K

From a discussion of benefits access to a discussion on immediate health risks, financial risk, and deciphering the differences between social distancing, quarantine or isolation—families, friends, and neighbors are staying connected on what is keeping them up at night, while remaining physically disconnected.

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7 Tips for Managing Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

During this time of physical distancing and uncertainty, many older adults and caregivers are feeling isolated, lonely, agitated, and withdrawn. It’s critically important for you to stay in touch with your counselor, therapist, or psychiatrist if you have an existing mental health condition or substance use disorder.

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Ensuring Access to Needed Medications During the COVID-19 Pandemic

One of the challenges many people may face during the coronavirus pandemic is access to needed prescription and over-the-counter medications. Our tips below offer advice for how to get your medications, as well as find help affording them.

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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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