As the school year gets under way for many kids with working parents, more grandparents have jumped into daily caregiver roles. Many are happily working without pay, for the love of family. Others have accepted offers of money from their…
By Leanne Italie, Associated Press
The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging will hold a hearing July 21 on racial health disparities among seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Courtney Vinopal
More than 3,600 COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are believed to be linked to nursing homes and assisted living centers. The number is only an estimate -- likely an undercount -- because the federal government has not released details of…
By Amna Nawaz, Courtney Norris
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
By Chris Farrell, Next Avenue
With health systems stressed, some states are asking for all hands on deck.
By Molly Enking, Sam Weber, Laura Fong
Seniors are among those most at risk from COVID-19. But social services are rapidly changing to help this vulnerable community. NewsHour Weekend’s Molly Enking visited Citymeals on Wheels, the largest delivery program of senior meals in the U.S., and a…
By Paul Solman, Diane Lincoln Estes
Many Americans plan to save for retirement in their 50s. But what happens if you're laid off at that age instead? According to researchers, the situation is common, and older workers have a harder time finding a new job --…
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
Medicare revamped its online plan finder this year and the senators said they've gotten numerous complaints from people in their states about inaccurate information on drug pricing and coverage.
By John Yang, Leah Nagy
In Nashville, the nonprofit Music for Seniors connects the city’s musicians with its older residents in an effort to build community and improve seniors’ quality of life. Now, the organization is teaming up with researchers at Vanderbilt University to see…
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