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Fed. rules to require home health agencies to do more for patients

Home health agencies will be required to become more responsive to patients and their caregivers under the first major overhaul of rules governing these organizations in almost 30 years.

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Lifesaving wedding bands: A family caregiver love story

When Elaine and Tommy were married, they vowed “in sickness and health” — a promise that over a decade later would require a lifesaving addition to their matching wedding bands.

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How to adapt a home for wheelchairs and walkers

When Dan Bawden teaches contractors and builders about aging-in-place, he has them get into a wheelchair. See what it’s like to try to do things from this perspective, he tells them.

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How to talk to aging parents about the future

Parents care for and guide children into adulthood. But as parents age, sometimes the roles are reversed.

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Nurse practitioners making house calls

Nurse practitioners are increasingly providing house calls for frail and elderly patients, eclipsing any other specialties in number of home visits in 2013, new research reveals.

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You may get little help from your hospital when looking for a nursing home

The facility where she died in 2012 was affiliated with a respected San Francisco hospital, California Pacific Medical Center, and shared its name.

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