Next Monday, the Pioneer Home in Juneau plans to expand its visitations from one family member to two family members per household.
At 87 years old, Young is the nation’s oldest Congressman, and he’s at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Nursing home staff in Juneau are trying to create a sense of normalcy for the residents.
Last year’s rate hikes more than doubled rates for some residents at Alaska’s six state-run long-term care facilities.
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is placing new restrictions on visitors to long-term care facilities and nursing homes to shield residents from exposure to the coronavirus.
Alaska Native and tribal health organizations take the wellness of their communities pretty seriously. Many of them are taking a precautionary approach to coronavirus — but their biggest piece of advice is this: Don’t panic.
One subset of Alaskans is particularly at risk from the coronavirus – the elderly – and that has Anchorage facilities that serve senior citizens on high alert.
The Alaska Marine Highway System has not provided regular service for the past month. That’s made it difficult for people with mobility issues to travel for medical care.
In September, the lowest-paying residents saw their rates jump by about $1,000. But rates for some residents requiring more intense care jumped by more than $6,000.
In a Dec. 23 filing, state attorneys ask the court to toss the lawsuit on technical grounds.