Rural Access to Home Health Services, PACE Among Lawmakers’ Future Spending Priorities

Staffing Reclaims Title of Home-Based Care Industry’s Biggest Challenge

U.S. lawmakers have repeatedly highlighted a need to rethink the nation’s long-term care landscape in recent months, partly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic but also because of the country’s rapidly changing demographics. A recently published budget report from the

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To Vaccinate Veterans, Health Care Workers Must Cross Mountains, Plains and Tundra

a team of five people carry boxes of vaccines

A Learjet 31 took off before daybreak from Helena Regional Airport in Montana, carrying six Veterans Affairs medical providers and 250 doses of historic cargo cradled in a plug-in cooler designed to minimize breakage. Even in a state where 80-mph

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Rural hospital remains entrenched in COVID ‘war’ even amid vaccine rollout

The superspreaders behind top COVID-19 conspiracy theories

The “heroes work here” sign in front of St. James Parish Hospital has been long gone, along with open intensive care unit beds in the state of Louisiana. Staffers at the rural hospital spent hours each day in January calling

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Rural Hospital Remains Entrenched in Covid ‘War’ Even Amid Vaccine Rollout

Rural Hospital Remains Entrenched in Covid ‘War’ Even Amid Vaccine Rollout

Editor’s note: KHN wrote about St. James Parish Hospital in April, when it was experiencing its first surge of covid-19 patients. Ten months later, we checked in to see how the hospital and its staff were faring. The “heroes work

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Rural men more vulnerable to COVID-19 – Talking About Men’s Health™

Rural men more vulnerable to COVID-19 – Talking About Men's Health™

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a double whammy for rural men: Their access to medical care is often difficult because of long distances to travel for treatment, and they are less likely to have access to high-speed internet for telehealth

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Remote cognitive behavioral therapy may help rural men’s mental health challenges – Talking About Men’s Health™

| Remote cognitive behavioral therapy may help rural men’s mental health challengesTalking About Men's Health™

Rural men are likely to experience a sizeable increase in mental health needs during and after the pandemic, whether they had a prior history or not. Chief among these mental issues is depression, as people feel isolated and alone during

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California’s Rural Counties Endure a Deadly Covid Winter

California’s Rural Counties Endure a Deadly Covid Winter

Covid-19’s fierce winter resurgence in California is notable not only for the explosion in overall cases and deaths in the state’s sprawling urban centers. This latest surge spilled across a far greater geographic footprint, scarring remote corners of the state

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At Colorado’s Rural Edges, Vaccines Help Assisted Living Homes Crack Open the Doors

At Colorado’s Rural Edges, Vaccines Help Assisted Living Homes Crack Open the Doors

Rae Ellen Bichell This story also ran on The Denver Post. It can be republished for free. Bingo is back in the dining room. In-person visits have returned, too, though with masks and plexiglass. The Haven Assisted Living Facility’s residents

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Rural hospital closures harm residents’ health

CMS will boost inpatient rehab payments by 2.4% in 2021

“When a rural hospital closes, seniors are spending an additional 14 minutes in an ambulance,” said Sarah Gaskell, an associate director at Guidehouse, citing a 2019 University of Kentucky study. “In light of previous work, the more time people spend

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| Remote cognitive behavioral therapy may help rural men’s mental health challengesTalking About Men’s Health™

| Remote cognitive behavioral therapy may help rural men’s mental health challengesTalking About Men's Health™

January 20, 2021 Rural men are likely to experience a sizeable increase in mental health needs during and after the pandemic, whether they had a prior history or not. Chief among these mental issues is depression, as people feel isolated

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