Almost 30 percent of patients leaving the hospital don’t want home health care services, which often leads to readmissions and other health issues.
At least 500 terminally ill Californians have asked for the medicine that allows them to end their lives, and nearly 500 health organizations have signed on to help.
Medicare has not sent notice of the temporary penalty waiver to enrollees in exchanges run by the states. But Covered California plans to notify its members who are about to turn 65 — or already have — sometime this summer.
One flew a plane at 97; the other went to college at 92. But these two friends are proudest of their legacies of kindness.
Older adults who face an uncertain future reach out to trusted friends to guide them.
Despite a culture clash and lack of time and training, ER doctors see how palliative care averts suffering for elderly patients with serious illnesses.
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In California, health officials are thankful for the extra time. They have encountered challenges, including how to pay for the required changes.
About a third of older adults feel lonely, but learning better ways to engage with others and improve relationships can help them avoid such feelings.
Los médicos y los investigadores reconocen cada vez más que el cuidado de las personas con demencia compromete la salud física y mental de los cuidadores.