It’s easy to think of long-term care as somebody else’s eventual problem, but the harsh reality is that 70% of Americans 65 and over end up needing some type of long-term care in their lifetime. That doesn’t always mean a two-year nursing home stay; it could mean a few months of home healthcare, or a stint at an assisted living facility that promotes independence. But either way, the cost of long-term care can be downright astonishing to those who aren’t prepared for it. And unfortunately, a large number of older Americans may be in that very boat.
Bob Marley’s iconic “One Love” anthem “reimagined” to help kids hit by coronavirus pandemic | CBS News
“One love, one heart,” Jamaican reggae superstar Bob Marley sang in his iconic 1977 hit, “One Love/People Get Ready.” It was a call for peace and social unity, and on Friday, the United Nations joined forces with Marley’s children Stephen and Cedella Marley, and her son Skip, to release a reimagined version of the song to raise money for children affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
The daily death count is approaching 1,000. States are ordering body bags and refrigerated trucks. Patients are lined up along the walls in overcrowded hospitals. And the coronavirus is spreading north, gaining footholds in places like Illinois and Washington state that had hoped the worst was behind them.
Highlights from the Longevity Project’s recent Zoomcast on ageism in America.
Has the coronavirus pandemic led to a surge in ageism in America? And if so, what could be done to address that? Those were among the big questions discussed at the Longevity Project’s lively July 15 Zoomcast on ageism and the pandemic, where I (Managing Editor of Next Avenue) was honored to be one of the three panelists and more than 300 people attended.
As schools make preparations for the fall, one organization is expressing concerns about the governor’s recommendation to reopen schools. Able SC is a non-profit organization led by people with disabilities that focuses on empowerment and offering services.Executive Director Kimberly Tissot says those with disabilities aren’t being fully included in the reopening discussions.
Opinion: People with disabilities and older adults deserve life-saving COVID-19 treatment | Houston Chronicle
NAB Convener Lex Frieden shares his thoughts about the impact of COVID-19 on individuals with disabilities in this article in the Houston Chronicle.
As coronavirus cases soar across our region, hospitals taxed to capacity may soon face the unthinkable — deciding who lives and who dies. The prospect that we or our loved ones might be denied needed care during the pandemic is distressing for anyone. But those who are older, disabled or have terminal conditions like Lou Gehrig’s disease have good reason to fear being put at the bottom of the priority list. That is because experience has taught us that many people, including health care professionals, often see people who are aged, disabled and terminally ill as “damaged goods” or “short-timers.”
30 years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, significant advances in mindset, policies and technologies lead the way for more inclusive employment experiences for people with disabilities. Hosted by Disability:IN Ohio with introductory comments from Executive Director Chris Moranda and participation by TyKiah Wright, WrightChoice Consulting. The webinar is facilitated by Derek Shields of ForwardWorks Consulting and reviews advances and trends in disability inclusion, inclusive technologies, reasonable accommodations, talent sourcing, neurodiversity, mental wellness and more. Derek interviews Patrick Cokley, Disability Policy Engagement Manager at Anthem, who provides his perspective on current trends and employer engagement.
Mixed public health messages and misunderstandings of risk haven’t helped.
You may have purchased an air filter to put in your car or even an air purifier for your home. But what about something to put in your body to protect from air pollution? You can skip the hardware store and head straight to the grocery store for that, new research has suggested.
Disability Equality Index reveals 2020 “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion” | GlobeNewsWire
Disability Equality Index report highlights industry trends and global insights
The Disability Equality Index (DEI), the nation’s most comprehensive annual benchmarking tool, facilitated by leading non-profits Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) have revealed this year’s 205 top-scoring companies. The DEI is a prominent benchmarking tool for the Fortune 1000 and America’s top 200 revenue grossing law firms (Am Law 200) to gauge their level of disability workplace inclusion against competitors. In its sixth official year, the DEI continues to see an increase in year-over-year participation, with the number of top-scoring companies more than quadrupling to 205 in 2020 as compared to 43 in 2015.
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