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Do You Expect Your Children To Care For You?

Most older people needing help with daily tasks like dressing and bathing receive assistance informally from a spouse or partner or their adult children

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Patty Younts said her husband, Howard, who suffers from a rare variant of Alzheimer's, grew more confused and suspicious in the storm. (Courtesy of Patty Younts)

The Storm Within: Protecting Loved Ones With Dementia During Florence

As Hurricane Florence barreled toward her coastal community, Patty Younts grappled with a question: Where should a person with dementia go?

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Six Tips To Reduce Confusion In Older Patients After Surgery

The longer you live the more likely you will develop a medical condition that requires surgery or a procedure.

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Trying To Protect Seniors, The Most Vulnerable, From Formidable Foe Florence

Perhaps no other population is as vulnerable during a hurricane as frail, older adults, especially those who are homebound or living in nursing homes.

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Assisted Living Kicks Out Frail ’Cause ‘We Can’t Take Care Of You Any Longer’

Evictions top the list of grievances about assisted living received by long-term care ombudsmen across the U.S.

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HHS Watchdog Probes Enforcement Of Staffing Standards At Nursing Homes

The review comes on the heels of a Kaiser Health News and New York Times investigation that found nearly 1,400 nursing homes  report having fewer registered nurses on duty than the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires.

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