“A homeless man for over 30 years, who lives inside his car, repairs a bicycle on Sept. 23, 2015 in Hollywood.” – Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
“In some parts of the country, like Central Florida, senior citizens make up about 10 percent of the homeless population.”
“The population of sheltered homeless seniors, age 62 and older, in the U.S. population rose from 2.9 percent to 4.7 percent from 2007 to 2016. That’s according to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. In some parts of the country, like Central Florida, senior citizens make up about 10 percent of the homeless population. And because there’s an affordable housing crunch, some homeless seniors are now living out of their cars.”
“US researchers have found early intervention can help prevent negative experiences in infancy turning into long-term health risks”
Illustration: Nathalie Lees
by Lauren Zanolli in New Orleans
“When Sabrina Bugget-Kellum walked into a neighbourhood clinic in New York for a routine appointment in in 2016, she was desperate. Her son was in prison. She was trying to look after his two young children, who were aged one and two. Their mother was emotionally unstable. Bugget-Kellum did not want the chaos of the adults’ lives passed down to another generation.
“‘We didn’t know if they would be safe with their mother,’ she recalled recently. ‘I began to pray, please God, I need some help. There were so many things going on.’
“While at the clinic, Bugget-Kellum learned about a new parenting programme designed for carers of young children who have faced early adversity such as domestic abuse, homelessness or the loss of a parent to incarceration. ‘It was like I had my ammunition and I knew how to fight,’ said Bugget-Kellum of the programme.”
At bottom there is a revolutionary idea. It’s about moving from ‘what’s wrong with you?’ to ‘what happened to you?’ – Leslie Lieberman
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“New clinical practice guidelines for palliative care have been released by the National Consensus Project, with support from John A. Hartford Association (JAHF) for the evidence review. They include tools, resources and examples to give patients and their caregivers relief from the symptoms and stress of serious illness, based on need, not prognosis. The guidelines urge all health care professionals and organizations to integrate palliative care into their services across settings.
“Palliative care is the best friend of the seriously ill,” said JAHF Senior Program Officer Amy Berman.”
Click here or on the graphic to download the guidelines.
“Contributing factors: health inequity, discrimination and lack of cultural competency”
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by Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez
“Jodi Savage was her grandmother’s caretaker in her last days. Like many black Americans, her grandmother’s cultural beliefs and religious background led to very little discussion around the end of life. Culturally speaking, black Americans on the whole tend to avoid discussing end-of-life topics for fear of speaking things into existence. Focus is placed on making the best of the time you’re given. A lack of cultural competency from physicians led to a misunderstanding of Savage’s grandmother’s needs and minimal support through the death-planning process. Savage endured all of this while trying to remain strong as her grandmother battled Alzheimer’s.
“Savage wasn’t prepared for the process of making such impactful decisions on her grandmother’s behalf. No one assisted her with end-of-life planning during the process of caretaking, and she didn’t discuss end-of-life care until the night before her grandmother died.”
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Part of the LIVING TO THE END OF LIFE SPECIAL REPORT
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