Scroll to the bottom of this article for information on where to find and get help. The effort to prevent transmission of the novel coronavirus may be having unintended dire consequences on older Iowans — particularly those living in nursing homes across the state.As public health officials urge Iowans to stay home and maintain social distance to combat the spread of COVID-19, adults are staying away from activities and congregate settings they enjoyed.

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  • Pandemic isolation hits seniors especially hard
    As a result, people are reporting increasing rates of loneliness and social isolation in Iowa as well as the rest of the country. Social isolation is not only impacting more people, but those who ...
    11/25/2020 - 4:51 am | View Link
  • Loneliness Is Hurting Everyone In The Pandemic, But It’s Killing Seniors
    Left alone, my mother sits in a chair and looks off into space. We didn’t realize at the time, but isolation would take a toll on my mother’s well-being and worsen her symptoms of dementia.
    11/24/2020 - 8:35 pm | View Link
  • Fighting depression in nursing home, assisted living residents amid pandemic, holiday isolation
    (WTNH) — Loneliness is happening more and more in nursing homes and assisted living facilities as we hit another wave of COVID-19. It’s now coming to light after talks with The Nursing Home ...
    11/24/2020 - 1:12 pm | View Link
  • Congressman Raul Ruiz delivers meals to local seniors in need
    Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz is giving back to the community ahead of Thanksgiving. Ruiz joined the Mizell Center's Meals on Wheels program out in Palm Desert Tuesday morning. The Congressman dropped off ...
    11/24/2020 - 12:26 pm | View Link
  • Bringing food — and hope — to seniors in isolation
    Seniors have been at the very epicentre of the pandemic, so local agencies are pivoting with technology, home visits and culturally appropriate care.
    11/20/2020 - 4:17 pm | View Link
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