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Pennsylvania is taking steps to implement a state strategy to shift more individuals into home and community care.
Editorials address recent developments in elder care.
As the cold winter season brings low temperatures, older adults and families look for ways to stay warm and cut heating costs.
Compe the quality of nursing homes and the care that they provide as The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services publishes the list of worst nursing homes, a key tool for families seeking quality care.
U.S. adults ages 50 to 64 often cannot obtain affordable individual health insurance policies as they reach a prime age to start developing health problems.
US adults who care for elderly people on average have annual out-of-pocket costs of $5,531, which accounts for about 10% of their salaries.
Most Kentuckians are aware that the aging of the baby boomers (people currently age 43-61) will bring major changes to their communities.
House would begin an investigation into the business practices of nursing homes owned by private equity companies.
As Congress begins to consider possible cuts to seniors' Medicare Part A nursing home benefit, an analysis of Congressional Budget Office (CBO) data finds five-year $2.7 billion cuts -- like those proposed several months ago at the onset of the SCHIP debate -- pose a disproportionate threat to America's most vulnerable rural seniors, and to the jobs and employment base of the nation's rural communities.
Newly introduced legislation would prevent a scheduled $6.2 billion reduction in Medicare reimbursements for home health care services over the next four years.
October is Protecting Older Americans from Fraud Month and the Department of Human Resources Division of Aging Services (DAS) GeorgiaCares program is offering tips to seniors on how to avoid being victims.
Georgia Department of Human Resources will provide more choices to older individuals, at-risk adults and persons with disabilities who are struggling to remain in their homes and the community longer before entering a nursing home.
Older U.S. adults are twice as likely as older European adults to have a number of chronic diseases.
Physicians are relying on baby boomers to protest to lawmakers about proposed Medicare physician reimbursement cuts.
Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich signed a law to protect and promote the rights of residents of all ages living in long term care facilities.
Technological advances are fueling growth in the home health care industry. Home care agencies are responding to this growth by focusing on patient needs. On the whole, agencies receive high patient ratings, but opportunities exist -- particularly in the home care office's ability to deal with patient requests and complaints.
These national findings were released today in the 2007 Home Care Pulse Report: Patient Perspectives on American Healthcare by Press Ganey Associates, Inc., the health care industry's leading provider of measurement and improvement services.
Of the 20 confirmed cases of West Nile Virus in Georgia this year, 15 have been over age 50.