The first overhaul of federal regulations in almost 30 years for home health care agencies will require them to be much more responsive to what aging patients and their caregivers need or want.
Experts say key steps can make a home much more accessible to seniors who can have trouble getting around in wheelchairs or walkers.
The FDA and other agencies are loosening restrictions on hearing aid sales and opening the door to less expensive, over-the-counter products.
Medicare is launching new regulations in January that will provide higher reimbursements for doctors involved in care coordination for seriously ill people.
Seniors who feel they’re being rushed out of the hospital can file an appeal to halt the process but they need to act fast.
Older adults who hope to spend the end of their lives at home need to take key steps to make that possible.
Enrolling in Medicare is confusing and mind-boggling if you don’t act at the right time and avoid costly mistakes.
New research shows that senior citizens who walk or exercise regularly see tremendous benefits in their health and well-being.
In order to maximize the important role they play, family caregivers must be proactive in speaking up, planning and documenting their ability to meet their loved one’s health care needs.
Chances of recovering after an ICU stay rise when families keep patients oriented, stay on top of care plans and encourage seniors to get moving.