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Rob Waters

8 September 2020

Manhattan, New York, United States

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Two community living facilities have played integral roles in combatting the spread of diseases throughout New York's history by relying on mutual aid models. In the 1980's the Manhattan Plaza residence started the AI...

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Edie Rubinowitz

7 September 2020

Illinois, United States

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The COVID-19 pandemic has complicated how seniors are able to come together for companionship, but groups in Illinois are trying to utilize technology to address the problem. While the digital divide is a significant ...

WAVY-TV

Chris Horne

17 August 2020

Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

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A residential senior center prevented the spread of Covid-19, with just 1 of over 700 residents contracting the virus. In addition to social distancing, hand washing, and outdoor visiting areas, the facility's residen...

The Washington Post

Rebecca Tan

24 July 2020

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Baltimore has reported approximately 10,000 cases of Covid-19, but the local Maryland Baptist Aged Home hasn't had a single senior resident infected due "a relatively small population of 29 residents, a strong history...

PBS NewsHour

Amna Nawaz

9 July 2020

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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A faith-based nursing home facility in Baltimore has managed to remain free of any cases of coronavirus due to proactive and aggressive preparedness measure. Although there were concerns that implementing such restric...

The Local

Anne Grietje Franssen

Petronella Uebel

30 June 2020

Sweden

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The handful of Swedish elderly care homes that protected residents from COVID-19 infection shared some common traits: they improved hygiene practices, isolated possibly infectious staff, stocked up on protective equip...

The Connecticut Mirror

Keith Phaneuf

19 June 2020

Connecticut, United States

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Connecticut's assisted living facilities have been able to slow the spread of coronavirus cases largely due to an "omnibus testing program." Adopted at facilities throughout the state, the protocol involves testing al...

The Baltimore Sun

Dan Rodricks

18 June 2020

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Quick, restrictive and decisive action helped the "oldest African American owned and operated nursing home" in Maryland remain free of Covid-19 cases. With only 15 cases reported in the country, the nursing home didn'...

Equal Times

Carmen Grau

25 May 2020

Matsudo, Japan

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Japan's model of prioritizing societal care for their elderly has helped the country achieve the highest life expectancy and be named the healthiest population in the world. Now amid the coronavirus pandemic, the coun...

Route Fifty

Kate Elizabeth Queram

18 May 2020

Unity, New Hampshire, United States

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To help keep morale high and reduce the feeling of loneliness in senior centers during the coronavirus pandemic, pen-pal programs have taken shape throughout the United States. The idea started at a center in New Hamp...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Rory Linnane

10 May 2020

Slinger, Wisconsin, United States

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A nursing home in Slinger, Wisconsin has emerged as a model for mitigating worst-case scenarios during the COVID-19 pandemic, a stark contrast to many other assisted living facilities across the nation, where the viru...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Daphne Chen

24 April 2020

West Allis, Wisconsin, United States

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After the coronavirus outbreak devastated a nursing home in Wisconsin unbeknownst to the residents' family members and the public, advocates and lawmakers called for more transparency from the facility. The agency, jo...

News Day

Zachary R. Dowdy

24 March 2020

Westbury, New York, United States

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At nursing homes in the Long Island area, facilities and their staff have stepped up to ensure residents can use technology to stay connected. They have facilitated performances over Zoom, local school-children send v...

Valley News

Liz Sauchelli

21 March 2020

Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States

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The Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community near Lebanon, New Hampshire, is one of many senior-assisted living facilities that has rapidly responded to the spread of coronavirus. The staff has set up personal bingo table...

Scranton Times-Tribune

Frank Wilkes Lesnefsky

17 March 2020

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States

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To help residents in nursing homes stay connected with their loved ones during the coronavirus pandemic, a nursing home in Pennsylvania has started using Facebook as a means to share photos and messages. Although the ...

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