Using opioids to treat pain in seniors has been common, and that has led some to dependence disorders in later life.
Playing with dolls is good therapy for some elderly people with dementia. They may think the dolls are real babies, but does it matter?
A partnership between San Diego County and four health systems seeks to bridge the longstanding gap between hospitals and social services.
Older people are often given a huge number of medications, and many of them are unnecessary or even harmful.
The number of hospitalizations for stroke is rising quickly among young people, even as it drops across the U.S. population as a whole.
Overcrowding and chaos in traditional emergency rooms can harm seniors’ health. That’s prompting some hospitals to open ERs designed specifically for the elderly.
But more training is needed for such translators to do their jobs well, without miscommunications and misunderstandings.
Some hospitals try to avoid sharp declines in the health of elderly patients by treating them in special units geared to their specific needs.
Los programas de alivio de las deportaciones bloqueados por la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos hubieran significado cuidado de salud subsidiado.
Deportation-relief programs would have meant access to subsidized health care.