Report: Number of Americans who need long-term care will double by 2065 | Wednesday Morning Coffee
By age 90, more than half of all U.S. adults require help bathing, eating, and with other activities of daily life.
How our post-truth age has made it easier for scammers targeting the elderly to flourish | Ray E. Landis
It is troubling to contemplate the number of people who are susceptible to this kind of lie, which targets some of our most vulnerable.
My family’s long-term care story – and what it says about the challenges we all face | Ray E. Landis
There's no one way to do it, but we need to do a better job of preparing families for the decisions that are coming.
Amended health order aims to get vaccines to homebound Pennsylvanians
During an appearance in Reading on Monday morning, Wolf, joined by administration officials and local lawmakers, said the administration had amended its vaccine administration order to allow vaccine providers to partner with local entities to administer vaccines statewide.
Older drivers and Public Safety: Preserve their independence by improving public transit | Ray E. Landis
Senior-friendly ride-sharing services, more neighborhood amenities, the potential for driverless cars – all offer alternatives that can help Pennsylvania’s growing older population avoid isolation.
The COVID-19 pandemic taught us brutal lessons in 2020. Will we heed them in 2021? | Ray E. Landis
The question for the future will be whether the people who died of COVID-19, and the families who suffered, will be written off as a tragic consequence of a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, or whether their sacrifice can lead to a better system.
Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Fayette seeking volunteers, donations to serve the elderly | Helping the Helpers
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has caused fundraisers for Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Fayette to be canceled, the organization's volunteers are still serving the needs of those in the community.
Older people take longer to heal. This is why — and why it’s important | Opinion
Healing is a complicated process. As people age, higher rates of disease and the fact that old cells lose the ability to divide slow this process down.
Pa. has a State Plan on Aging? Here’s what you need to know about this important document | Ray E. Landis
Every state is required to produce such a blueprint in order to receive millions of dollars of funding from the federal Older Americans Act.
Older people like President Trump are at more risk from COVID-19 because of how the immune system ages | Analysis
People of all ages can get sick from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. But the severity of the illness tends to worsen the older the patient is.
Following criticism, state officials are ‘rewriting’ regulation on long-term care homes
State Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said her agency has implemented recommendations from the Auditor General’s office and are “in the process of rewriting regulation based on a report from the Nursing Home Task Force.”
Hit hard by COVID-19, Wolf, lawmakers can’t forget older residents in budget talks | Ray E. Landis
We cannot jeopardize the health and welfare of our vulnerable older population in their time of need. Programs need to be shored up in the budget.