Hospitalizations signal rising COVID-19 risk for US seniors


              Tina Sandri, CEO of Forest Hills of DC senior living facility, left, helps resident Courty Andrews back to her room on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington. As nursing home leaders redouble efforts to get staff and residents boosted with the new vaccine version, now recommended for those 6 months and older, they face complacency, misinformation and COVID-19 fatigue. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)
            
              Tina Sandri, CEO of Forest Hills of DC senior living facility, left, helps resident Courty Andrews rearrange a chair in Andrews' room on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington. Coronavirus-related hospital admissions are climbing again in the United States, with older adults a growing share of U.S. deaths and less than half of nursing home residents up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)
            
              Tina Sandri, CEO of Forest Hills of DC senior living facility, passes a COVID-19 informational sign while walking to her office on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington. Coronavirus-related hospital admissions are climbing again in the United States, with older adults a growing share of U.S. deaths and less than half of nursing home residents up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)
            
              Tina Sandri, CEO of Forest Hills of DC senior living facility, right, speaks with resident Courty Andrews on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington. Coronavirus-related hospital admissions are climbing again in the United States, with older adults a growing share of U.S. deaths and less than half of nursing home residents up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)
            
              Tina Sandri, CEO of Forest Hills of DC senior living facility, demonstrates COVID-19 testing procedures on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington. As nursing home leaders redouble efforts to get staff and residents boosted with the new vaccine version, now recommended for those 6 months and older, they face complacency, misinformation and COVID-19 fatigue.  (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)
            
              Tina Sandri, CEO of Forest Hills of DC senior living facility, center, greets residents Cherie Neville, left, and Catherine Doleman on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington. As nursing home leaders redouble efforts to get staff and residents boosted with the new vaccine version, now recommended for those 6 months and older, they face complacency, misinformation and COVID-19 fatigue. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)
            
              Tina Sandri, CEO of Forest Hills of DC senior living facility, greets residents Cherie Neville, and Catherine Doleman while walking to her office on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington. Coronavirus-related hospital admissions are climbing again in the United States, with older adults a growing share of U.S. deaths and less than half of nursing home residents up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)
            
              Tina Sandri, CEO of Forest Hills of DC senior living facility, displays her phone decorated with a sticker reading "Old people are cool," while working in her office on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington. Coronavirus-related hospital admissions are climbing again in the United States, with older adults a growing share of U.S. deaths and less than half of nursing home residents up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)
            
              A security guard monitors a check-in station where visitors to Forest Hills of DC senior living facility are screened for COVID-19 symptoms and vaccine status on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington. As nursing home leaders redouble efforts to get staff and residents boosted with the new vaccine version, now recommended for those 6 months and older, they face complacency, misinformation and COVID-19 fatigue. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)
            
              Nursing home administrator Crystal Scott, right, watches as Tina Sandri, CEO of Forest Hills of DC senior living facility, demonstrates COVID-19 testing procedures on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington. As nursing home leaders redouble efforts to get staff and residents boosted with the new vaccine version, now recommended for those 6 months and older, they face complacency, misinformation and COVID-19 fatigue. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)
            
              Tina Sandri, CEO of Forest Hills of DC senior living facility, left, hugs resident Courty Andrews after helping Andrews back to her room on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington. Coronavirus-related hospital admissions are climbing again in the United States, with older adults a growing share of U.S. deaths. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)
            
              Tina Sandri, CEO of Forest Hills of DC senior living facility, demonstrates COVID-19 screening precautions, including a temperature check, that all visitors to the facility must pass through on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington. Coronavirus-related hospital admissions are climbing again in the United States, with older adults a growing share of U.S. deaths. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)
            
              Tina Sandri, CEO of Forest Hills of DC senior living facility, passes a COVID-19 informational sign while walking to her office on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington. Coronavirus-related hospital admissions are climbing again in the United States, with older adults a growing share of U.S. deaths. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)
            
              Tina Sandri, CEO of Forest Hills of DC senior living facility, left, helps resident Courty Andrews back to her room on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington. As nursing home leaders redouble efforts to get staff and residents boosted with the new vaccine version, now recommended for those 6 months and older, they face complacency, misinformation and COVID-19 fatigue. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)
            
              Tina Sandri, CEO of Forest Hills of DC senior living facility, left, helps resident Courty Andrews rearrange a chair in Andrews' room on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington. Coronavirus-related hospital admissions are climbing again in the United States, with older adults a growing share of U.S. deaths and less than half of nursing home residents up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)
            
              Tina Sandri, CEO of Forest Hills of DC senior living facility, passes a COVID-19 informational sign while walking to her office on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington. Coronavirus-related hospital admissions are climbing again in the United States, with older adults a growing share of U.S. deaths and less than half of nursing home residents up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)
            
              Tina Sandri, CEO of Forest Hills of DC senior living facility, right, speaks with resident Courty Andrews on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington. Coronavirus-related hospital admissions are climbing again in the United States, with older adults a growing share of U.S. deaths and less than half of nursing home residents up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)
            
              Tina Sandri, CEO of Forest Hills of DC senior living facility, demonstrates COVID-19 testing procedures on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington. As nursing home leaders redouble efforts to get staff and residents boosted with the new vaccine version, now recommended for those 6 months and older, they face complacency, misinformation and COVID-19 fatigue.  (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)
            
              Tina Sandri, CEO of Forest Hills of DC senior living facility, center, greets residents Cherie Neville, left, and Catherine Doleman on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington. As nursing home leaders redouble efforts to get staff and residents boosted with the new vaccine version, now recommended for those 6 months and older, they face complacency, misinformation and COVID-19 fatigue. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)
            
              Tina Sandri, CEO of Forest Hills of DC senior living facility, greets residents Cherie Neville, and Catherine Doleman while walking to her office on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington. Coronavirus-related hospital admissions are climbing again in the United States, with older adults a growing share of U.S. deaths and less than half of nursing home residents up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)
            
              Tina Sandri, CEO of Forest Hills of DC senior living facility, displays her phone decorated with a sticker reading "Old people are cool," while working in her office on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington. Coronavirus-related hospital admissions are climbing again in the United States, with older adults a growing share of U.S. deaths and less than half of nursing home residents up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)
            
              A security guard monitors a check-in station where visitors to Forest Hills of DC senior living facility are screened for COVID-19 symptoms and vaccine status on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington. As nursing home leaders redouble efforts to get staff and residents boosted with the new vaccine version, now recommended for those 6 months and older, they face complacency, misinformation and COVID-19 fatigue. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)
            
              Nursing home administrator Crystal Scott, right, watches as Tina Sandri, CEO of Forest Hills of DC senior living facility, demonstrates COVID-19 testing procedures on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington. As nursing home leaders redouble efforts to get staff and residents boosted with the new vaccine version, now recommended for those 6 months and older, they face complacency, misinformation and COVID-19 fatigue. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)
            
              Tina Sandri, CEO of Forest Hills of DC senior living facility, left, hugs resident Courty Andrews after helping Andrews back to her room on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington. Coronavirus-related hospital admissions are climbing again in the United States, with older adults a growing share of U.S. deaths. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)
            
              Tina Sandri, CEO of Forest Hills of DC senior living facility, demonstrates COVID-19 screening precautions, including a temperature check, that all visitors to the facility must pass through on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington. Coronavirus-related hospital admissions are climbing again in the United States, with older adults a growing share of U.S. deaths. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)
            
              Tina Sandri, CEO of Forest Hills of DC senior living facility, passes a COVID-19 informational sign while walking to her office on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington. Coronavirus-related hospital admissions are climbing again in the United States, with older adults a growing share of U.S. deaths. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)
Hospitalizations signal rising COVID-19 risk for US seniors