Danielle Prieur

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Floridians struggle to find good housing amid affordability crisis, pandemic

Nov 26, 2020
In Osceola County, many people are living in motels that offer limited facilities for long-term stays during a pandemic.
A woman looks on as the head of the Kissimmee-Poinciana Homeless Outreach, Barbie Austria, donates essentials to jobless people living in a motel in Kissimmee, Florida on Oct. 15, 2020.
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Could adult daycare centers be one solution to providing lower cost care for Alzheimer's patients?

Dec 14, 2018
Lower cost adult daycare programs could be one solution for affordable care for Americans living with Alzheimer's.
A patient affected by Alzheimer's disease gestures as he attends a special therapeutic session. 
PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images

With a rise in tick, mosquito and flea-borne infections, come high health care costs

Dec 4, 2018
In Florida, changing climate and a lack of good diagnostic tools make it easier for insect-borne diseases like Eastern Equine Encephalitis to spread.
The number of people who got sick in the United States from an infected mosquito, tick, or flea tripled between 2004 and 2016.
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As homelessness rate rises for elderly, some finding shelter in cars

Nov 9, 2018
In some parts of the country, like Central Florida, senior citizens make up about 10 percent of the homeless population.
A homeless man for over 30 years, who lives inside his car, repairs a bicycle on Sept. 23, 2015 in Hollywood. 
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How food banks are reaching high-risk seniors

Oct 11, 2018
The AARP estimates more than 10 million people 50 and older are at risk of going hungry every day in the United States. In Florida, where many baby boomers retire, this food insecurity is compounded by a lack of public transportation. Some food banks are holding food drops to bring food and other health-related events […]
A volunteer at a food drop at the Church of God in Bithlo passes out fresh bread donated from Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Of the 93,000 meals they’ve provided so far this year, 80 percent of the food is considered nutritious.    
Danielle Prieur

Co-housing offers people a way to age at home

Jul 25, 2018
The American Association of Retired Persons estimates about three-quarters of people 45 and older want to stay in their homes as they age.  One way for them to do that is co-housing. It gives people the opportunity to live independently but in a community where they share some expenses and activities including chores. There are 165 […]
One way to keep aging people in their homes longer is through co-housing. 
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