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Little Brothers, which operates in San Francisco and several other cities, sends volunteers to brighten the lives of isolated elderly people, helping to reduce the risk of serious illness.
People in these facilities are now guaranteed more flexibility on food and roommate choices, as well as improved procedures for grievances and discharges.
Hospitals rarely help patients find the best nursing home. When they do advise, hospitals sometimes push their own facilities.
Researchers are studying families from the U.S. and Mexico for clues to how Alzheimer’s develops in young patients, with the hope of finding treatments — and even cures — for the more common form of the disease.
Medicare is launching new regulations in January that will provide higher reimbursements for doctors involved in care coordination for seriously ill people.
Using opioids to treat pain in seniors has been common, and that has led some to dependence disorders in later life.
New data show 4,980 inmate deaths in 2014, the most since counting began in 2001.
Organs from elderly deceased donors can work for years, says a new study that supports growing views among U.S. transplant experts.
Thousands of people mistakenly think that if they have insurance, they can wait to sign up for Medicare Part B. Generally, insurance other than that provided by a current employer will not exempt them from Medicare’s strict enrollment requirements.
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.