If the number one reason seniors leave home, risking exposure to the coronavirus is grocery shopping, it is helpful that these national chains now offer seniors-only shopping hours. NOTE: This list changes so call your local store ahead of time to confirm.
Before the coronavirus, already as much as 12% of North Carolina residents over the age of 60, suffered from hunger. No doubt that number will climb higher. Here are local sources of free food for the elderly.
Now covered by Medicare, telemedicine, which enables patients to have virtual visits with their healthcare providers, also helps protect vulnerable seniors as well as their physicians from unintentional spread of coronavirus.
Abigail Adams said to her son 242 years ago, "It is not in the still calm of life... that great characters are formed. The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. Great necessities call out great virtues."
If NC follows a similar disease trajectory to those in Europe, we should expect to see many more cases in the coming weeks, especially as we get drive-by testing sites up and running. Sit tight. Err on the side of caution.
What can we learn from the fact that most religions have some tradition, requiring a period of quiet and turning inward, not unsimilar from Lent? Perhaps it's that, young or old, there are times when we all yearn for a new beginning?
The MOST form, short for "Medical Orders on Scope of Treatment," is a one-page pink form physicians fill out with their patients, which indicate what type of life-prolonging medical interventions a frail patient with progressive chronic conditions, wants.
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