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Shopping For Nursing Homes More Tricky Today

Finding a safe, high-quality nursing home for a loved one is never an easy task. Complicated decisions often are made at a moment of emotional crisis and reliable guidance can be difficult to come by.

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A Push To Get Older Adults In Better Shape For Surgery

In the weeks leading up to surgery, they prescribe exercise to seniors, make sure they’re eating healthy foods and try to minimize anxiety and stress, among other initiatives.

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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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