Archive | Family Care

hospitals

Hospitals & Nursing Homes: Patients Caught In Conflict

A wrenching conflict is emerging as the COVID-19 virus storms through U.S. communities: Some patients are falling into a no man’s land between hospitals and nursing homes.

Read the full story

Posted in Health, Family Care0 Comments

careing+for+elderly+thumbnail-1

Caring For Elderly In The Age Of COVID-19

When Dr. Christopher Johnson was asked about the global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, he said, “The biggest threat to older people right now is younger people.”

Read the full story

Posted in Health, Family Care0 Comments

Assisted Living

Assisted Living: Should You Bring Mom Home?

Most retirement complexes and long-term care facilities are excluding visitors. Older adults are asked to stay in their rooms and are alone for most of the day.

Read the full story

Posted in Family Care, Features0 Comments

Nursing home, Medicare, observation

Observation Care: Federal Judge Rules Medicare Patients Can Challenge Status

If the government does not challenge the decision and patients win their appeals, Medicare could pay them millions of dollars for staggeringly high nursing home bills.

Read the full story

Posted in Health, Family Care0 Comments

Seniors

Seniors: Programs Struggle To Reach Vulnerable At Home

Older adults who otherwise might have had chronic illness checkups may now deteriorate at home, unnoticed. If they don’t go out, their mobility could become compromised, a risk for decline.

Read the full story

Posted in Health, Family Care, Features0 Comments

food

Food Aid For Seniors Gets Boost, But Fall Short Of Need

Advocates for senior citizens hailed the bipartisan passage of a federal bill that calls for boosting money for nutrition programs so that fewer older adults go hungry.

Read the full story

Posted in Health, Family Care0 Comments

Join Now for the 50 Plus Newsletter