A new Pew Research Center report compares attitudes about long-term care and aging in the United States, Italy and Germany.
By PBS NewsHour
Black seniors are more likely than whites and Latinos to forgo hospice care. Due to deeply felt religious beliefs and a long history of discrimination in the U.S., African-American patients are often reluctant to plan for the end of their…
By Jack Ohman, The Sacramento Bee
When editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman sat down to illustrate his father's final years, he did not want to sugar-coat his own experiences providing four years of long term care. Otherwise, none of it was worth doing, he explained.
By Kerry Mills
People with dementia, more often than not, do not receive appropriate care. But we can establish care practices that maintain dignity, stimulate independence and cultivate consideration for the person within.
By Bonnie Lawrence, Family Caregiver Alliance
Completing important documents that state your wishes will protect your interests and spare loved ones from unnecessary conflict and stress.
By Carey Reed
A nursing home in the Netherlands allows university students to live rent-free alongside the elderly residents, as part of a project aimed at warding off the negative effects of aging.
As medical advances have lengthened our life spans and can improve quality of life as we get older, many people remain reluctant to have end of life conversations with their physicians and loved ones.
By Laura Santhanam
Despite what conventional wisdom may suggest, new research has revealed that people tend to be more willing to trust others as they age.
By Leah Eskenazi, Family Caregiver Alliance
Almost everyone would agree that lending a hand to help a family member or someone else in need is the right thing to do. But is there a price that we pay for doing so?…
By PBS NewsHour
Medicaid is thought of as free health insurance for the poor, but federal law requires that recipients pay for the costs of long-term care. And when patients die, Medicaid charges the expenses to the leftover assets in their estates, sometimes…
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