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Colin Campbell at his home in Covina, Calif., on Dec. 18, 2017. Campbell was diagnosed with ALS eight years ago. He has Medicare due to his disability but can't use it for home care and instead is paying $4,000 a month for that service. His adjustable wheelchair allows him to recline, which makes breathing easier. (Heidi de Marco/KHN)

Home Care Agencies Often Wrongly Deny Medicare Help To The Chronically Il

Colin Campbell needs help dressing, bathing and moving between his bed and his wheelchair.

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Chronic Disease Care: Why Family Caregivers Feel Left Out

People with diabetes, heart failure and other chronic diseases often live independent lives, without traditional family caregivers.

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Study: Some Nursing Homes Use Gaming System to Improve Medicare Ratings

For families faced with the difficult decision of placing a loved one in a nursing home, a government rating system is often the only source of information to determine which facilities are the best.

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Care Suffers as Nursing Homes Feed Money Into Corporate Web

When one of Martha Jane Pierce’s sons peeled back the white sock that had been covering his 82-year-old mother’s right foot for a month, he discovered rotting flesh.

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Seema Verma, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator nominee for U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks during a Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Verma, the businesswoman Trump selected to oversee Medicaid, the health care program for 74 million low-income Americans, has said the program is structurally flawed by policies that burden states and foster dependency among the poor. Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Trump Relaxes Financial Penalties Against Nursing Homes

The shift in the Medicare program’s penalty protocols was requested by the nursing home industry.

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Caregivers Should be Screened Early, Often to Prevent Depression, Anxiety

More than 34 million people in the U.S. are caregivers for terminally ill love ones, but few resources are available to help them navigate the challenges they encounter.

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