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By Nora Daly
Providing long term care at a reasonable cost — especially for low-income Americans who are elderly or have disabilities — has long been a challenge in the U.S. In California, long term care providers are coordinating in order to tackle…
By PBS NewsHour
Diet and exercise fads you see on TV or online usually sell themselves by featuring trim, athletic men and women in their 20s. But as the average age in the U.S. shifts older, there is a growing need for workouts…
By Ellen Rolfes
By April Brown
EmbedVideo(6582, 482, 304); I'll admit it -- I don't like to talk about death, dying or getting older. And long-term care or end-of-life issues are not subjects I really want to discuss with my parents on the…
President Lyndon Johnson hands a pen from the signing of the Older Americans Act to an unknown woman on July 14, 1965. Photo by Yoichi Okamoto and courtesy of the LBJ Library. It's been nearly 50 years since President Lyndon…
Rebecca Wyant (left) is the primary caregiver for her mother Mary, who suffers from Alzheimer's. Photo by Mike Fritz / PBS NewsHour Mary Wyant loved words. She loved to speak them and write them and read them. She was…
Editor's Note: This article is part of a series in which the PBS NewsHour and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, or OECD, explore how health care and health policy in OECD's 34 member countries compare with the…
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