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We have always been essential

As a black man who leads one of Atlanta’s oldest and largest nonprofits comprised of a predominantly black workforce, I join many others who are angry, hurt, sad, confused, and a whole range of other emotions concerning recent events across our nation. I am deeply disturbed by the racism, injustice, and violence in a country…

The scourge of ageism and what to do about it

The coronavirus pandemic in early 2020 brought into the open some deep-seated questions about aging in America, and how seniors are regarded: Are they somehow less useful than those who are younger? Are their lives somehow less valuable? Louise Aronson, a geriatrician and professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, wrote in…

Stolen valor: Trump administration takes credit for nursing homes’ efforts during pandemic

Over the Memorial Day weekend, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma penned an op-ed in Newsweek magazine titled “President Trump’s Early Action to Combat Coronavirus in Nursing Homes Saved Countless Lives.”   This is the total opposite of reality. The same agency that required us as long-term care providers to have robust emergency preparedness…

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