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Probes Begin After Elderly New Orleans Residents Die In Harsh Conditions Post Ida
Anger is growing in Louisiana over the number of vulnerable people dying from the heat in Hurricane Ida's aftermath. Residents want to know why cities and nonprofits weren't better prepared to help.
Related: Seven Louisiana Nursing Homes Lose Their Licenses After Evacuating Residents to a Warehouse

Source/More: NPR (Sept. 15. 2021 NAELA eBulletin)

Study Highlights Experiences of Adults Diagnosed With Autism
New research led by psychologists at Edge Hill University has placed a spotlight on the quality of life and mental health issues experienced by adults diagnosed with autism

Source/More: Medical Xpress (Sept. 15, 2021 NAELA eBulletin)

New York Times Article Highlights How Antipsychotic Drugs Are Misused in Nursing Homes
The New York Times published an article detailing the disturbing rise of residents with schizophrenia diagnoses in nursing homes and an accompanying rise in the use of antipsychotic medication.

Source/More: The Consumer Voice (Sept. 15, 2021 NAELA eBulletin)

Get Ready – Medicare Open Enrollment Begins Next Month (10/15 – 12/7/2021)
During this time all Medicare beneficiaries can reevaluate their coverage, and make changes, whether they are in Original/Traditional Medicare with separate Part D drug coverage, or in a private Medicare Advantage plan. Beneficiaries should review their coverage every year to determine if their current options meet their specific health care needs.

Source/More: Center for Medicare Advocacy (Sept. 15, 2021 NAELA eBulletin)

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