States are making it harder to sue nursing homes over COVID-19: Why immunity from lawsuits is a problem

Nearly half the states have reduced liability for health care providers at a time when nursing home regulation is declining and families can't visit loved ones for fear of spreading the coronavirus.

Nicolas Paul Terry, Professor of Law, IUPUI • conversation
June 9, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: health business covid-19 coronavirus aging elderly health-care safety diseases nursing-home-care courts legal lawsuits long-term-care accountability

States are making it harder to sue nursing homes over COVID-19, and that immunity from lawsuits is a bad idea

Nearly half the states have reduced liability for health care providers at a time when nursing home regulation is declining and families can't visit loved ones for fear of spreading the coronavirus.

Nicolas Paul Terry, Professor of Law, IUPUI • conversation
June 9, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus aging elderly health-care safety diseases nursing-home-care courts legal lawsuits long-term-care

States are making it harder to sue nursing homes over COVID-19

Nearly half the states have limited liability for health care providers at a time when nursing home regulation is declining and families can't visit loved ones for fear of spreading the coronavirus.

Nicolas Paul Terry, Professor of Law, IUPUI • conversation
June 9, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus aging elderly health-care safety diseases nursing-home-care courts legal lawsuits long-term-care

States are making it harder to sue nursing homes over the coronavirus, and that’s a bad idea

Nearly half the states have moved to limit the liability of health care providers at a time when regulation is declining and families can't visit loved ones for fear of spreading the coronavirus.

Nicolas Paul Terry, Professor of Law, IUPUI • conversation
June 9, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus aging elderly health-care safety diseases nursing-home-care courts legal lawsuits long-term-care

Prescription drug costs would have been a major campaign issue, so what will happen now that coronavirus is center stage?

Studies repeatedly have shown that health care in general and the high cost of drugs in particular are among the top concerns of US voters. But with coronavirus, the issue may fade from prominence.

Simon F. Haeder, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Pennsylvania State University • conversation
May 20, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  elderly  prescription-drug-prices  health-insurance  seniors  living-longer-2020  pfizer  prescription-drugs  medicare-us  drug-costs  cvs

Alumni fight COVID-19 battle on many fronts

The Gazette asked alumni who are engaged in the battle against the novel coronavirus to share their experiences and how their work has radically changed.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
May 12, 2020 ~17 min

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Masks and distancing make it tough for the hard-of-hearing, but here's how to help

Audiologists recommend enhanced communication strategies in the time of coronavirus to help the nearly 60 million Americans living with hearing loss in one or both ears.

Nicole Marrone, Associate Professor in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, University of Arizona • conversation
April 30, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 hearing speech elderly health-disparities hearing-loss nursing-homes hospitals communication face-masks hearing-aids cochlear-implant assistive-technology deaf interpreter

Failure to count COVID-19 nursing home deaths could dramatically skew US numbers

The government doesn't know how many people have died of COVID-19, in part because it didn't require nursing homes to report cases to the CDC. In some states, over half of deaths are in nursing homes.

Thomas Perls, Professor of Medicine, Boston University • conversation
April 27, 2020 ~8 min

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Older Americans are risking coronavirus exposure to get their medications

As coronavirus continues to spread, older adults face a challenge: how to get the medications they need without putting themselves at risk. A new national survey shows they aren't prepared.

Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher, Associate Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, Associate Director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine, University of Michigan • conversation
April 10, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus elderly coronavirus-2020 senior-citizen geriatrics medication pharmacy

Social distancing: 6 ways to help older adults change their routines

Some older adults are struggling to practise social distancing during the global pandemic, even though they're at high risk. Here's how to help them.

Victoria Atabakhsh, Doctorate student in Aging, Health and Well-Being/RLS, University of Waterloo • conversation
March 20, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  elderly  social-distancing  seniors  older-adults  social-distancing-and-coronavirus

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