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Medicare

1 In 2 Seriously Sick Medicare Enrollees Struggles With Bills

The survey findings were a surprise to researchers, since Medicare is considered relatively good coverage and most people have supplemental insurance to fill its gaps.

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Elderly Readmitted With Same Infections They Took Home

Patients discharged home or to home care were more likely to return with a linked infection than those discharged to skilled nursing homes. 

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Antidepressant Use Soars Among People Over 65

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

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Home Health Aides Often Face Verbal Abuse From Clients

For many home healthcare aides, verbal abuse from clients or clients’ family is a real problem, a U.S. study suggests. 

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Caregivers Of People With Dementia Are Losing Sleep

Family caregivers of people with dementia lose between 2.5 to 3.5 hours of sleep weekly due to difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep.

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Blood Pressure Control Helps Ward Off Dementia

The results complement a previous study published by the same research group which showed that intensive treatment significantly lowered the chances that participants developed mild cognitive impairment. 

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