Pandemic worsens home care shortage, leaving many seniors in limbo

The pandemic has exacerbated a long-running shortage of home health aids, leaving many older Americans struggling to find assistance. One Georgia home health agency owner says she is having to turn away dozens of new clients because there is no one to cover their shifts.

Florida mother jailed for breaking hospital COVID rules, refusing to leave daughter's bedside

The 70-year-old Florida mother refused to leave her daughter's bedside after she underwent brain surgery, despite the hospital's COVID visitation rules. A deputy arrested her for trespassing, and she spent 24 hours in jail. "I could not in good conscience and good heart leave her bedside," she said. "I stand by my actions 100%. I am not sorry that I made them take me out of there in handcuffs."

National Church Residences providing free meals to Atlanta seniors

This is an especially challenging time for seniors in our community.  The elimination of certain Marta routes and reduction in Ride Shares has made it difficult for some to get around.  Others are afraid to leave the house for fear of contracting COVID-19. A non-profit is doing its part to make sure some seniors in the Atlanta area don't go hungry.