A six-month investigation by KHN and PBS NewsHour finds that older Americans are quietly killing themselves in nursing homes, assisted living centers and adult care homes.
By Melissa Bailey, JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News
By 2030, 20 percent of Americans will be senior citizens. Many will eventually enter long-term care, a move that presents tough choices and challenges for seniors and their families -- including risks of depression and suicide. In partnership with Kaiser…
By Cat Wise, Frank Carlson, Leah Nagy
A federal appeals court on Friday revived Obama administration regulations that guarantee overtime and minimum wage protection to nearly 2 million home health care workers.
By Sam Hananel, Associated Press
Mercedez Vargas really wanted to get her high school diploma, but she struggled to get passing grades at a last-chance night school in the Bronx just as she had in the daytime at Marie Curie High School. A college degree?…
By Meredith Kolodner
By PBS NewsHour
With most aging Americans wanting to stay in their own homes, the need for in-home caregivers is skyrocketing. But unlike most other jobs, there's no federal guarantee that these workers get minimum wage or overtime. Special correspondent Kathleen McCleery reports…
By Laura Santhanam
Long-term care insurance plans can be difficult to understand and families who use them are sometimes faced with navigating complex rules, all while caring for a loved one. Bradley Frigon with the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys says the…
By Sarah Jane Tribble, WCPN
The average costs for an individual in the experimental program (which is called Money Follows the Person) is $49,000. Under traditional Medicaid it costs about $64,000 annually for nursing home care in Ohio.
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