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NCIL Update: Continuing Resolution, House COVID-19 Package

The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities. NCIL envisions a world in which people with disabilities are valued equally and participate fully. This week, the NCIL provided updates on the House of Representatives Continuing Resolution, the COVID-19 Relief Bill, and the SCOTUS. Continuing Resolution  As we sent out on September 24, the House passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) to extend… Read More »NCIL Update: Continuing Resolution, House COVID-19 Package

Lockdowns at Nursing Homes and Long-term Care Communities May Lessen COVID-19 Risk, but Patients Suffer in Other Ways

Lockdowns at Nursing Homes and Long-term Care Communities May Lessen COVID-19 Risk, but Patients Suffer in Other Ways The elderly population has been overwhelmingly affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic with those 75 years of age and older accounting for almost 60% of total COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. Nursing homes and long term care facilities have been particularly hard hit. Workers battling on the front lines since the coronavirus entered… Read More »Lockdowns at Nursing Homes and Long-term Care Communities May Lessen COVID-19 Risk, but Patients Suffer in Other Ways

Tips for Maintaining Your Mental Health Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tips for Maintaining Your Mental Health Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic 1 in 5 people experience a mental illness throughout their lifetime, but almost everyone faces challenges that impact mental health. The Coronavirus has disrupted our lives and changed our way of living and interacting, causing a “high prevalence” of mental distress in countries across the globe. According to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey, 19% of respondents said the current… Read More »Tips for Maintaining Your Mental Health Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic