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Citing fears of losing federal funds, California is the latest state to require discharge of terminally ill residents from state veterans’ homes if they plan to end their lives with lethal drugs.
A new social movement in the U.S. tackles the stigma of living with Alzheimer’s.
Two women, 80 and 91, from opposite poles, agree on the art of aging.
Some hospitals now focus on preparing seniors for the risks and realities of surgical care.
Agencies sometimes turn away Medicare beneficiaries with chronic health problems by incorrectly claiming Medicare won’t pay their services, say patient advocates.
Experts provide tips for older patients and their caregivers to cope with the physical and mental declines associated with emergency room visits.
Increasingly, owners of nursing homes outsource services to companies in which they also have financial interest or control. That allows the nursing homes to claim to be in the red while owners reap hidden profits.
Medicare is discouraging regional offices from levying fines for “one-time mistakes” or from using daily fines that seek to put pressure on nursing homes to make changes.
A Kaiser Health News analysis of federal inspection records shows that nursing home inspectors labeled mistakes in infection control as serious for only 161 of the 12,056 homes they have cited since 2014.
For those confronting the string of losses that accompany frailty or serious illness, experts offer salves.