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Nursing Homes Safety Violations Put Residents At Risk

As huge swaths of California burned last fall, federal health officials descended on 20 California nursing homes to determine whether they were prepared to protect their vulnerable residents from fires, earthquakes and other disasters.

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How To Support People With Dementia

Many older Americans worry about their risk for developing some form of dementia, and with good reason. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, someone in the United States develops some form of dementia every 65 seconds. Dementia most commonly affects people age 65 and older. Even worse, right now, there is no cure. “None of the […]

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Medicare Outpatient Part B Premium Going Up To $144.60

Medicare’s “Part B” premium for outpatient care will rise by nearly 7 percent to $144.60 a month next year, officials said. They blamed rising spending on medications. 

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Caring For A Sick Spouse Shakes A Marriage To The Core

For a dozen years, Larry Bocchiere, 68, didn’t find it especially difficult to care for his wife, Deborah, who struggled with breathing problems.

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Eight Vital Life Lessons From My Mother

My mom is now 85 and you’d be hard-pressed to find a fitter, more adorable and adroit senior citizen.

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New Castle, Delaware: America’s History Lives On Every Street

Everyone has heard of Colonial Williamsburg with its dozens of buildings from the late-17th to mid-19th centuries. But it’s not real life, folks.

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Medicare for All: What Happens To Medicaid?

One of the most controversial health care debates in the upcoming federal elections is the creation of a single, federal-level, universal health insurance program known as “Medicare For All.”

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5 Ways To Manage Political Stress

No matter what your political beliefs or affiliations, it’s safe to say all Americans are now living through a unique moment in our nation’s history.

Chris and Dennis Cavner of Austin, Texas, stand in the sunken living area of the 1974 single-story home they bought in February. In the remodel, the Cavners are raising and leveling the floor for easier aging in place without steps. (Sharon Jayson for Kaiser Health News)

Age-Proofing A Home Won’t Come Cheap

26 October 2019

Dennis and Chris Cavner, in their early 70s, are preparing to move less than two blocks away into a 2,720-square-foot, ranch-style house they bought this year.

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Elderly Readmitted With Same Infections They Took Home

25 October 2019

Patients discharged home or to home care were more likely to return with a linked infection than those discharged to skilled nursing homes. 

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Warren Trots Out Her Own Harvard Law Research

24 October 2019

In a back-and-forth about “Medicare for All” and the cost of health care, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., directed the discussion back to medical debt and bankruptcy.

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Too Many Americans Admit To Driving While Drowsy

23 October 2019

Have you ever found yourself falling asleep behind the wheel? Unfortunately, you are not alone.

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Will You Get What Social Security Promises?

22 October 2019

The Social Security Administration will happily forecast your future monthly retirement check. Trouble is, it’s often off the mark.

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Falls: Hospitals Do More Harm By Keeping Patients In Bed

21 October 2019

Dorothy Twigg was living on her own, cooking and walking without help until a dizzy spell landed her in the emergency room.

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