Mass vaccination events, larger Family Medicine practices, and Walgreens will begin helping hospitals and county health departments administer COVID-19 vaccinations in North Carolina starting this week.
When a medical event occurs, it is natural to power through to get to the other side. However, with frail seniors, caregivers may have to accept that needs will continue to arise and adopt a different perspective.
According to the NCDHHS vaccine tracker, it took four weeks to administer the first 109,799 vaccines. Last week, an additional 80,396 vaccines were administered. Vaccines are becoming available for those in Group 1b (75+).
While preferable and quick to get tested in-person, if someone is older or frail and not experiencing acute symptoms, it is possible for a family member to pick up a test kit to help them perform at home. They will have to return to the same site they picked it up to drop...
Vaccinations in North Carolina Nursing Homes began December 28. CVS estimates that all 128,000 residents and workers in long term care facilities in the state will receive their initial shot and booster within 12 weeks.
As predicted, given the number of people who traveled for Thanksgiving, COVID cases continue to rise, and some hospitals are approaching capacity. Here are important considerations if you are going to the ER.
We know so much about what dementia looks like from the outside (in terms of behaviors). We are beginning to understand what it feels like from the inside--through the stories of Greg O'Brien, Tracey Lind and others.
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