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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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New nursing home rules offer residents more control of care

About 1.4 million residents of nursing homes across the country now can be more involved in their care under the most wide-ranging revision of federal rules for such facilities in 25 years.

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Key to good caregiving: A healthy, stress-free caregiver

A staggering 59 percent of family caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias rate their emotional stress as high or very high, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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