Ina Jaffe

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We're not dying of metastatic breast cancer. We're living with it

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Getting diagnosed with incurable breast cancer didn't end this reporter's life — it just marked a new chapter. She and others with the diagnosis have insights that might help you, too.


Why I Kept My Cancer A Secret, And Why I Won't Anymore

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

An NPR correspondent living with incurable cancer says 7% is no solution. That's one estimate of how much — or how little — breast cancer research funding goes toward metastatic disease.


Nursing Home Critics Say COVID-19 Immunity Laws Are A Free Pass For Neglect

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Nearly 30 states temporarily shielded nursing homes from COVID-19 lawsuits. But resident advocates say that protection means they can't sue for things that have nothing to do with the coronavirus.


Why Nursing Homes' COVID-19 Legal Shields May Interfere With Other Cases

Monday, January 25, 2021

Over the course of the pandemic, 27 states have granted legal immunity to nursing homes. Some advocates worry this temporary reprieve is being used to hide misconduct not related to the coronavirus.


What Can Be Done To Make Nursing Homes Safer

Sunday, November 08, 2020

With so many infections and deaths from COVID-19 in nursing homes, many in the industry and in government are considering how to make the facilities safer.


For-Profit Nursing Homes' Pleas For Government Money Brings Scrutiny

Thursday, October 22, 2020

For-profit nursing homes say the coronavirus has left them almost broke and needing financial help from the government. But critics say their business model is the problem.


Nursing Homes Given Federal Go-Ahead To Allow More Visitors

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Nursing homes visitors have been banned since March because of COVID-19. Now the federal agency that regulates the facilities has outlined terms for resuming visits immediately.


Nursing Home Residents Moved Out To Make Way For COVID-19 Patients

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Some nursing homes have switched to treating only COVID-19 patients, who bring in more government money. But to make room for them, the original residents are forced out of places they've called home.


Study: Nursing Home Residents Not Protected From Antipsychotic Drugs Under Trump

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Enforcement of rules protecting nursing home residents from antipsychotic drugs has declined during the Trump administration, according to a new report.


Lawmakers Call For Investigation Of States' Nursing Home Policies During Pandemic

Monday, June 29, 2020

Sen. Chuck Grassley and Rep. Greg Walden question some states' requirement that nursing homes accept COVID-19-positive patients from hospitals.


Why Were Some Nursing Homes Spared The Devastation of COVID-19? Depends Who You Ask

Friday, June 26, 2020

Researchers want answers to help combat the spread and prevent more infections. But conflicting opinions make that more challenging.


Why Some Nursing Homes Are Devastated By COVID-19 While Others Remain Untouched

Friday, June 26, 2020

The federal government says that the worst outbreaks of COVID-19 are associated with low-rated nursing homes. A Harvard study says the disease took a toll regardless of quality. Which is right?


Members Of Congress Ask Why More Coronavirus Aid Hasn't Been Spent On Nursing Homes

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Sen. Patty Murray of Washington and Rep. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut note that the law designated $200 million but only $1.5 million has been distributed to a handful of states.


Banned From Nursing Homes, Families See Shocking Decline In Their Loved Ones

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Nursing homes banned all visitors and nonessential workers from their facilities in mid-March to stop the spread of COVID-19. Advocates and families want that ban to end.


Nearly 26,000 Nursing Home Residents Have Died From COVID-19, Federal Data Show

Monday, June 01, 2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says about 80% of nursing homes nationwide reported data to the CDC as required. The remaining 20% could face fines if they don't comply.


Ideal Nursing Homes: Individual Rooms, Better Staffing, More Accountability

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Nursing home experts say priorities need to change, emphasizing quality of life over profits. The stunning COVID-19 death toll brings scrutiny to an industry that many believe is due for an overhaul.


What Happened Today: Coronavirus Task Force Members Testify, Nursing Homes Questions

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

NPR's correspondent who covers aging and Dr. Jeremy Faust, an emergency physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital, answer listener questions about nursing homes and COVID-19.


Coronavirus Pandemic Exposes Cracks In Nursing Home System

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Nursing homes have accounted for nearly half of COVID-19 deaths in some states. Why have they been so vulnerable to the virus, and what could improve that in the future?


Nursing Home Association Asks For $10 Billion In Federal Coronavirus Relief Funds

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

A trade organization called the impact on long-term care facilities "devastating." The money would be used for personal protective gear, salaries for more staff, and hazard pay.


Trump Announces Panel To Look At Nursing Home Responses To Coronavirus Outbreak

Thursday, April 30, 2020

The administration also said it will send two shipments of personal protective gear to every nursing home, each shipment containing a one-week supply, by July 4.