Seniors are Facing Barriers Trying to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine. What to Do.

Janet needs to get the coronavirus vaccine. She is 74 and has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She leaves the house rarely, only to pick up her medicines in the pharmacy drive-thru. She has caregivers coming in to help her … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

Dear Angel, My sister got a call telling her that she was exposed to COVID-19 and the caller asked her for personal information and $150 to sign her up for a vaccine quicker. She thought it could be a scam, so she hung up, … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: How Can a Senior Get a COVID Vaccine in Virginia, DC, and Maryland?

Dear Magic, My husband, Ricky, is 70 and I am 67. We would like to get coronavirus vaccines, but don’t know how and where. Do you have any information about doing so in the DC area? Thanks for your help! Vax Scene --- Dear … [Read more...]

There is So Much That Seniors Need to Know About the New Coronavirus Relief Package

Q. You recently published an article about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for businesses. You mentioned that there is a second stimulus check and some new benefits for seniors, but mostly elaborated on benefits for small … [Read more...]

Our Top 20 Articles of 2020

Last year (2020) was quite a year and, like most people, I am glad to see it go! Those who read our newsletter or follow our blog know that we covered a lot of ground during this challenging year. COVID-19 uprooted many areas of … [Read more...]

A Coronavirus Vaccine for Nursing Homes?

Over the last few months, biopharmaceutical companies have achieved what usually takes years. Driven by a shared mission to find a solution to the coronavirus pandemic, they are working at “Warp Speed” to rapidly develop a … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Does COVID-19 Have Any Connection to Parkinson’s Disease?

Dear Hayek, My uncle, Ronnie, died of complications from Parkinson’s Disease last year. He suffered for a long time with deteriorating mobility, speech issues, and inability to swallow. Eventually, he was diagnosed with … [Read more...]

How Virginia, Maryland, and DC are Using Strike Teams to Combat COVID-19 in Nursing Homes

As of August 31, 2020, there are over 6 million cases of COVID-19 in the US and 183,000 people have died. There are many horrific tragedies that have occurred over the past six months, but one of the worst is how coronavirus … [Read more...]

More Caregivers are Experiencing Increased Burnout During Coronavirus Pandemic

Q. I have been the primary caregiver for my father with dementia for three years now. It was stressful before, but now even more so because of the pandemic. My new emotions deal with fear and anxiety over the virus and guilt … [Read more...]

Choosing a Nursing Home for a Loved One During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Q. My mother has dementia and seems to be declining rapidly. Her needs are becoming more than my father and I, and a nurse’s aide, can handle at home. We’ve decided the time has come to consider nursing home care. All of the news … [Read more...]