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hospital home care

Hospital readmission penalties for nursing home patients

A significant number of older adults are not ready to go home when they leave the hospital. About one-fifth are discharged to one of the nation’s 15,000 skilled nursing facilities for rehabilitative care.

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Why consumers don’t use nursing home quality ratings

A study of dozens of people who placed a relative or friend in a nursing home in the previous six months found that few people were aware of the Nursing Home Compare website.

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Mandatory retirement savings plan could happen

A mandatory retirement savings program might just have a shot at success in Washington as part of a broader bipartisan attempt to address the looming retirement security crisis.

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The real state of the elder Commonwealth

By Al Norman For the past decade, I have reviewed the text of the annual State of the Commonwealth speeches by three governors. I look carefully for use of the word “elderly,” or “seniors” to see if there are any significant policy statements about our growing elderly population. Between 2010 and 2020, the Massachusetts population […]

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Money, retirement, life expectancy

Learn how myRA, a new retirement account works

A government-backed individual retirement account is now available across the country, and it removes several barriers that keep millions of people from saving for their retirement.

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States considering breaks on taxes for retirees

For some of the states looking to cut taxes, it’s an effort to stop older folks from decamping to more tax-friendly places when they retire.

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