41% don’t trust assisted living, nursing homes to keep residents safe during pandemic: survey

Forty-one percent of participants in a new survey said they don’t trust assisted living communities and nursing homes to keep older adults safe amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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New scam in Jefferson County has cost some grandparents thousands

Jefferson County sheriff’s officials are issuing a strong warning to grandparents to beware of a recent scam targeting them.

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HHS extends coverage for COVID-19 screening at nursing homes

Nursing homes in states that prohibit the use of point-of-care COVID-19 tests to screen for the disease can now do so after the Department of Health and Human Services extended coverage to include congregate facilities.

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High pressure scammers targeting senior citizens to buy COVID testing kit

There’s a warning in Madison County, Illinois about a phone scam targeting senior citizens, saying they need to buy a COVID-19 testing kit.

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Florida reports lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in more than two months

Florida reported its lowest number of new cases of COVID-19 in more than two months Monday, continuing a downward trend that has taken hold over the past six weeks.

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Elder Abuse Task Force Recognizes Rep. Sharon Cooper For Work On Nursing Home Reform

Officer Chuck McPhilamy of the Marietta Police Department distributed a statement on behalf of the North Georgia Elder Abuse Task Force recognizing Georgia state Representative Sharon Cooper, HD-43, Marietta, for her work in the successful passage and signing into law of House Bill 987.

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Here's what it costs to retire comfortably in every state

One of the reasons that many Americans get up and go to work every day is to put some money away for retirement. While Social Security payments can be a helpful financial foundation in retirement, it is often not enough to cover anything but the most basic expenditures, especially in the uncertain financial times wrought by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Senior living facilities will need federal aid to protect their residents

Although members of the Senate and House of Representatives may return to the nation’s capitallater this week — back from their state and district work periods several weeks earlier than expected — to look into concerns related to the U.S. Postal Service, it remains uncertain when negotiations around the next coronavirus-related relief bill will resume in full force.

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U.S. getting close to rolling out COVID-19 vaccine

The U.S. has doled out billions to develop a vaccine against the coronavirus that has infected more than 5.1 million people across the country, locking in a minimum of 800 million doses as soon as the immunizations are cleared later this year or early next year. 

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