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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.

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What Will Long-Term Care Cost You?

14 October 2019

Most people over 65 eventually will need help with daily living tasks, such as bathing, eating or dressing.

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Optimism Linked To Lower Risk Of Heart Problems, Early Death

13 October 2019

Those who were optimistic had a 35 percent reduction in risk of cardiovascular events, heart attack, stroke, and cardiac death, when compared to the pessimistic subjects in the study.

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Chicken Soup And Other Ways To Fight Colds

12 October 2019

Welcome to another cold season. Most adults will likely have two to four colds this year.

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National Volunteer Care Group Offers Peace Corps Of Caregivers

11 October 2019

Imagine a government program that would mobilize volunteers to help older adults across the nation age in place.

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Medicare Enrollment: Price Comparison Tool Missing

10 October 2019

Many risk wasting money and even jeopardizing their health care due to changes in Medicare’s plan finder, its most popular website.

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Antidepressant Use Soars Among People Over 65

09 October 2019

Despite a rise in antidepressant use, there was little change in the number of older people diagnosed with depression.

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