Calling nursing homes ground zero of the coronavirus crisis, federal officials said Monday they plan to start monitoring infections and deaths in such facilities to help spot trends and early signs the virus is spreading in communities.
By Candice Choi, Associated Press
Many of us are facing difficult decisions about whether someone we know should stay in an assisted living facility or be taken out due to the coronavirus crisis.
By Lori Frank, Dr. Sharon Inouye, Dr. Gary Epstein-Lubow, Robyn Stone, Dr. Lewis Lipsitz, Next Avenue
Medicare’s high-income surcharges apply to an entire calendar year, writes columnist Philip Moeller.
By Philip Moeller
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 Cat Wise, Frank Carlson, Leah Nagy
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 Philip Moeller
Many people mistakenly think that Medicare covers lots of things that it doesn't, only to learn the reality of its limitations when they or a loved one is denied coverage.
How can younger Americans balance the stress and responsibility of providing care for loved ones? The PBS NewsHour will explore that and more in our next edition of #NewsHourChats on Twitter Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. EST.
By Zoe Rohrich
More young Americans are becoming caregivers to elderly or disabled family members, according to a recent study.
Sixty-three percent of people over the age of 65 are likely to need some type of home care, but most Americans are not prepared to pay for it.
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