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Loneliness hurts: Health about more than disease

Grandma’s cholesterol is OK, but maybe the doctor should be asking about her social life, too. New research suggests factors such as loneliness and whether they’ve broken any bones since middle age also play a role in the well-being of older adults.

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Costs for most nursing home care keep climbing

Long-term care grew more expensive again this year, with the cost of the priciest option, a private nursing home room, edging closer to $100,000 annually.

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Are states doing enough to keep elders at home?

The federal government is pushing states to keep more seniors out of nursing homes and, instead, enroll them in home and community-based programs.

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Why consumers don’t use nursing home quality ratings

A study of dozens of people who placed a relative or friend in a nursing home in the previous six months found that few people were aware of the Nursing Home Compare website.

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One caregiver’s regret: How the CARE Act could have helped

By Elaine Ryan In August of 2014 Mary’s mother Eartha was discharged from the hospital after a short stay—an event that would have lasting consequences. When Mary arrived at the hospital that day, Eartha was ready to go, dressed and sitting in a wheelchair with a list of medications on her lap. Never given instructions […]

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Does my loved one have dementia, or not?

Dementia is the progressive deterioration in cognitive function — the ability to process thought (intelligence).

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