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Private Geriatric Care Managers Assist Elderly And Families

The geriatric care management field is growing. The Aging Life Care Association, a trade association for the industry, reports about 300 new members a year. By Encarnacion Pyle COLUMBUS, Ohio — Hart Fetsko feels grateful and fortunate to be able to care for her aging mother. But after she had provided for her mom’s every […]

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Counting on Medicaid to Avoid a Nursing Home? it’s Up to Congress

States can choose whether to offer Medicaid services at home, but nursing home coverage, which is more expensive, is a required benefit.

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Low Medicaid Rates Limit Access to Assisted Living, Quality Care

More than 700,000 elderly and disabled Americans receive health care in residential care communities, such as assisted living facilities. As the population ages, this number will grow. A new study by RTI International found that low Medicaid payment rates for services in assisted living and similar settings discourage residential care providers from serving Medicaid beneficiaries, which […]

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Four Ways to Maintain Those Pearly White Teeth

Many older adults, who haven’t had tooth decay since childhood, are surprised to suddenly start getting it again. As we age, our health and habits change.

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How to Get Care at Home Without Busting The Bank

The vast majority of older adults receive long-term care at home, not in nursing homes. But few people plan for this expense.   By Judith Graham The vast majority of older adults receive long-term care at home, not in nursing homes. But few people plan for this expense. Nor do they see long-term care insurance […]

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Some Older Adults Just Want To Be Left Alone, Which Can Lead To Problems

The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn’t want anyone coming into his home, and he didn’t think he needed any help.

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