“Even among a population of Medicaid patients who are similarly economically disadvantaged, Latinos are shouldering an unfair burden of this deadly pandemic,” said study co-author Mireille Jacobson.
In the US, COVID-19 reduced overall life expectancy by over 1.3 years, with the effects on Black and Latino populations 2 to 3 times those for the White population, says postdoctoral scholar Theresa Andrasfay.
Students serve their local communities and empower older adults via virtual communication.
Gerontology education programs are uniquely suited to address the challenges emphasized by COVID-19 and to anticipate future areas to focus on, write Senior Associate Dean Maria Henke and Dean Pinchas Cohen in a column for LeadingAge California.
Experts identify four priority areas to improve the lives of older adults.
“Demographers have an essential role in helping the public better understand and interpret the statistics being thrown at us in our data-driven world,” says Jessica Ho.
It’s already hard enough for elderly immigrants to receive the health care they need. USC caregivers and medical experts explain how the pandemic has made it worse — and what can be done to help.
USC and Princeton researchers project that, due to the pandemic deaths last year, life expectancy at birth for Americans will shorten by more than a year.
Led by octogenarians Sophia Loren, Anthony Hopkins and Bruce Dern, several new movies feature familiar older faces and tackle aging-related topics, from caregiving to living with dementia.
Discovery of unique virus traits offer possible explanations as to why older adults and people with diabetes or heart disease can have more severe responses to COVID-19 than others, say USC researchers.