Tag Archive | "Elder Care"

Medicare

Medicare & Home Care Better Investment Than Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug

If you could invest $56 billion each year in improving health care for older adults, how would you spend it? On a hugely expensive medication with questionable efficacy — or something else?

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Nursing Homes Report Deaths Up 32 Percent Amid Pandemic

Deaths among Medicare patients in nursing homes soared by 32 percent last year, with two devastating spikes eight months apart.

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Geriatrician Learns Emotional & Physical Toll Of Family Care

The loss of a husband. The death of a sister. Taking in an elderly mother with dementia. This has been a year like none other for Dr. Rebecca Elon, who has dedicated her professional life to helping older adults.

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Tom Stevens and his wife, Virginia, were hospitalized with COVID-19 in early August and put in separate rooms. Their physicians later agreed that the couple, married for 66 years, should not be kept apart ― they needed to recover in a room together. (E. Wesley Ely)

Older COVID-19 Patients Battle ‘Brain Fog,’ Weakness, Emotional Turmoil

Tom Stevens and his wife, Virginia, were hospitalized with COVID-19 in early August and put in separate rooms. Their physicians later agreed that the couple, married for 66 years, should not be kept apart.

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What COVID Has Taught Us About Long Term Care

A nursing facility is a quick referral. But in the middle of a COVID pandemic, we learned it could be a risky referral.

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Federal Help Falters As Nursing Homes Run Short Of Protective Equipment

Around the country, nursing homes trying to protect their residents from the coronavirus eagerly await boxes of masks, eyewear and gowns promised by the federal government.

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