Tag Archive | "elderly"

Hospital at Home

Hospital At Home: Better Outcomes, Lower Costs

Eight years ago, the Mount Sinai network of seven hospitals in New York City launched a Hospital at Home program that shifted care for certain patients from the hospital to home.

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Hospitalizations

Hospitalizations Signal Rising COVID-19 Risk Seniors

Coronavirus-related hospital admissions are climbing again in the United States, with older adults a growing share of U.S. deaths and less than half of nursing home residents up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Medicare, doctors

Medicare Pay Cuts Will Hurt Seniors’ Care, Doctors Argue

Doctors are urging Congress to call off cuts scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1 in the reimbursements they receive from Medicare.

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assisted living

Assisted Living Facilities Pressed to Address Growing Needs of Older, Sicker Residents

Assisted living communities too often fail to meet the needs of older adults and should focus more on residents’ medical and mental health concerns, according to a recent report by a diverse panel of experts.

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surgery

Should Elderly Risk Major Surgery? New Research Offers Guidance

Nearly 1 in 7 older adults die within a year of undergoing major surgery, according to an important new study that sheds much-needed light on the risks seniors face when having invasive procedures.

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Homelessness Among Older People Is On The Rise, Driven By Inflation And Housing Crunch

On a recent rainy afternoon in this small town just outside Glacier National Park, Lisa Beaty and Kim Hilton were preparing to sell most of their belongings before moving out of their three-bedroom, two-bathroom rental home.

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