Editor’s note: This is the fifth and final installment of cartoonist Jack Ohman’s series “The Care Package,” for PBS NewsHour. For years, Ohman imagined the moments leading up to his father’s death a thousand times, but when he…
By Margaret Sessa-Hawkins
Take this quiz to see how much you really know about the role hospitals play in long-term care.
By David Pelcyger
How does coordinated caregiving work? Meet three older Americans with chronic illnesses who are benefitting from coordinated caregivers in their homes.
By Philip Moeller
Medicare does cover skilled nursing care, which can be delivered in a home setting. But its coverage was never designed to be a long-term solution.
By Jack Ohman, The Sacramento Bee
Editor’s note: This is the fourth installment of cartoonist Jack Ohman’s series “The Care Package,” for PBS NewsHour. When editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman’s father only had days left to live, he still wrote checks to pay his bills and…
By Laura Santhanam, Megan Crigger
It's not a surprise that long-term care can be expensive, but the cost differences based on location, level of care and comfort are staggering, according to recent reports.
By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News
After nearly 30 years, the Obama administration wants to modernize the rules nursing homes must follow to qualify for Medicare and Medicaid payments.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Matt Sedensky, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Six years ago, a proposal for Medicare to cover end-of-life counseling touched off a political uproar that threatened to stall President Barack Obama's health care law in Congress. This week, when Medicare finally announced it would make the…
The last person you expect to meet at a Mexican nursing home is a Playboy centerfold.
By Laura Santhanam
A new database from the investigative non-profit news organization, ProPublica, tracks the quality of nursing homes nationwide based on government inspection reports. Take our quiz that draws on the database's findings and see if you can guess where America's nursing…
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