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Taking away car keys a difficult decision

Families may have to watch for dings in the car and plead with an older driver to give up the keys — but there’s evidence that doctors could help with the gut wrenching decision.

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How can families cope with soaring cost of elder care?

Medicare doesn’t cover long-term stays, so a large swath of elderly people wind up on the government’s health insurance program for the poor, Medicaid.

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Feds proposes rules for nursing homes, long-term care facilities

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proposing a new set of rules for nursing homes and long-term care facilities that participate in federal health insurance programs, including revised standards for employee training and patient safety aimed at stopping elder abuse. The proposal was announced on Monday as part of the White House […]

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Diminutive, older woman suspected of 2 bank robberies

SOMERVILLE, Mass. — Somerville police are looking for a woman who may be as old as 70 who’s suspected of robbing two banks in the city. Police say the woman between 4-feet, 5 inches and 5-feet, 1-inch tall and no more than 110 pounds is suspected of robbing the Community Credit Union in Davis Square […]

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Elder abuse a lethal and growing problem

Some states are training police and financial professionals to recognize and report elder abuse, and creating special teams of police, social workers and geriatric experts to investigate it.

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Program helps elders out of nursing homes

BOSTON — A federal initiative in Massachusetts that brings long-stay residents out of nursing homes has successfully discharged 422 individuals back to the community. The state contracts with 36 ‘transition entities,’ including all 27 Aging Services Access Points, to relocate individuals out of facilities. Of these successful placements, 75.6 percent (319) were made by Aging […]

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