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The most effective way to save lives would be to improve infection control in assisted-living facilities.
Covid-19 continues to scythe through the halls of long-term care facilities despite an array of safety measures and bans on visitors, put in place months ago to slow the devastation.
More than a third of America’s Covid-19 deaths can be traced back to these facilities. Experts suggest several ways to make them safer.
After decades of mistreatment, older Americans are bearing the worst of the pandemic.
“Why do we have these facilities where people are not receiving proper care?” said Susan Dooha, the executive director of the Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York, which advocates for people with disabilities, including those that result from aging. “Maybe we don’t need them.”
There have long been ideas among people who study nursing homes — or work in them — for ways to make them safer and more humane. Before the pandemic, these ideas weren't of much interest to anyone outside the field. But those proposed innovations are now attracting a wider audience.
A third of US coronavirus deaths have happened in nursing homes. Here’s what workers are doing to keep residents safe.
Safety, familiarity, community – for many of us, those are key to aging well. So why does so much elder care struggle to provide them? Advocates for nursing care reform hope changes can align our systems with our values.
After plenty of isolated successes, the question isn't what good nursing homes look like, but how to transform existing facilities into places that look like them.
… I think people who don't have family are more likely actually to be in the nursing home; and that if you have good family support, you can stay out of the nursing home longer or stay out of it entirely. I have many patients that I know that if we put them in a nursing home -- and this isn't to say anything bad about nursing homes -- [but] even [at] the best nursing homes they would get bedsores; they would be unhappy and probably die much [more quickly]. I don't think there's any question about that.
The changes reflect a shift toward more “person-centered care,” including requirements for speedy development of care plans, more flexibility and variety in meals and snacks, greater review of a resident’s drug regimen, better security, improved grievance procedures, and scrutiny of involuntary discharges.
More than half (52%) of aged care residents have symptoms of depression, compared with 10-15% of older people living in the community. As well as feelings of sadness and low mood, aged care residents with depression feel uninterested in activities, hopeless about the future, guilty about the past and may desire death.
Some actively contemplate taking their own lives.
Most of the countries that have universal long-term care coverage — the Netherlands, Japan, Germany — use a dedicated payroll tax to finance the system. Countries with more restricted long-term care coverage — like the United States and United Kingdom — rely on general government revenue. That could, unlike a dedicated tax, leave services more vulnerable to cutting.
The federal agency that controls more than $1 trillion in Medicare and Medicaid funding has moved to prevent nursing homes from forcing claims of elder abuse, sexual harassment and even wrongful death into the private system of justice known as arbitration.
Instead of helping our elderly, we are instead trapping them in places of boredom, depression, neglect, and abuse.
Solutions can be as simple as the problems themselves.
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