Entering our senior years means that, for many of us, we should expect to need some assistance in caring for ourselves, especially if we have memory issues or other chronic conditions. That said, what should our expectations be for excellent care for ourselves or a loved one in these challenging times?
While what happened in Washington was as much about how the facility responded to exposure, as the exposure itself, the uncomfortable truth is that most facilities – most people, in fact – will face some sort of exposure to COVID-19 in the next few months.
What can America do to address depression in older adults before it becomes an epidemic? Nearly 1 in 5 adults 65+ will face depression as they age, which may increase the risk of injury and higher mortality rates. Ten thousand people turn 65 every day in the U.S., and this number will spike in the next 5 years.