hospitals

Hospitals & Nursing Homes: Patients Caught In Conflict

04 April 2020

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.

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Caring For Elderly In The Age Of COVID-19

03 April 2020

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.”

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Assisted Living: Should You Bring Mom Home?

02 April 2020

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.

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Ageist Media? Introducing Our Very Old Next President

01 April 2020

The alignment of Donald Trump,73, alongside Biden and Sanders in the political arena has brought out all the ageist canards that lie just below the veneer of American politics.

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Children

A Grandparent Worries About Emotional Toll On Children

31 March 2020

Children now may be wondering if Grandma and Grandpa are old, but as a grandmother I’m concerned about the emotional risks the near panic invading society is causing for young people.

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Observation Care: Federal Judge Rules Medicare Patients Can Challenge Status

30 March 2020

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.

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