Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric profiles HarvardMedical School researcher David Sinclair.
This unique, ground-breaking development partnership will enable all UMass Memorial providers to access, understand and implement patients’ wishes, reducing the cost of care at end of life while improving care quality and satisfaction of patients and their families.
Massachusetts housing finance agency MassHousing closes on a $7.1 million loan to preserve affordability for senior citizens living at Tecumseh Mill in Fall River.
Mass Home Care of Burlington, MA, is receiving national accolades for its Community Care Linkages (CCL) program, a strategic initiative that connects the Massachusetts Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) network to community-based medical services for the purpose of enabling individuals to live in their homes, at their highest level of functioning possible, for as long as possible.
Senior nutrition efforts in Massachusetts and Rhode Island recognized.
The most traveled generation in history continues to fuel demand for “adventure travel” to off-the-beaten-path destinations filled with up-close, interactive experiences.
Grantees use these funds to provide health services to low-income individuals, including those without insurance and the underinsured.
The decision to move -- whether to a 55+ community or other option -- can be challenging. There are a lot of decisions to make. Sometimes, the choices available can seem confusing.
The North Andover Senior Center, located in North Andover, MA, is garnering national recognition for its early Alzheimer's support groups, which were recently honored with the 2011 Education Award from the National Council on Aging.
During a special presentation at the American Society on Aging's recent "Aging in America" conference in Washington, DC, representatives from the Beverly Council on Aging (BCOA) of Beverly, MA, discussed a successful community garden project it initiated.
The program, a partnership between the Council on Aging and local government, allows homeowners, aged 60 and over, an opportunity to perform tasks for the municipality in return for a one-time reduction of $750 on their property tax bill.
Massachusetts's Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley (ESMV) has been selected to participate in a major national initiative intended to improve care for Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions who have frequent hospital visits.
To encourage social connections, the Coalition organized a number of social events to provide a safe but hospitable environment for LGBT seniors to interact.
The Tufts Health Plan Foundation, funds Massachusetts and Rhode Island programs: (1) elevating the physical, mental and emotional well-being of older adults (age 60 and older); (2) enabling them to contribute their experiences and knowledge to their communities; and (3) ultimately helping older adults live longer, healthier lives.
The "building doctors" at VFA assess the "vital signs" of a facility's buildings and then provide their clients with a diagnoses describing, among other things, how to make the structures more safe, energy- and cost-efficient.
Joanne Lema's efforts to resolve issues faced by many older Americans led her to create AfterFiftyLiving.com, a new website where Baby Boomers and older Americans can engage one another in gathering information and finding solutions to common problems
In these tough economic times, nonprofits should learn more about an innovative new Boston-area effort to promote collaborations. The Catalyst Fund for Nonprofits will help nonprofits develop promising voluntary collaborations as a way to deliver greater impact from the important work they do in communities throughout the Boston area.
A new pilot program at Farm Pond Retirement and Assisted Living Center in Massachusetts -- part of Emeritus Senior Living -- is introducing the concept of brain health to residents through a new Brain Health Lifestyle program. What began as an informal study involving 12 independent-living residents has emerged into a center-wide initiative to educate residents, staff and family members on the importance of brain health and aging.
The Tufts Health Plan Foundation promotes healthy lifestyles, delivery of quality healthcare, and programs that provide opportunities for an aging society in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The Foundation offers grants in four areas: (1) Vibrant Lifestyles; (2) Intergenerational Collaboration; (3) Fall Prevention; and (4) Caregiver Support.
The Tufts Health Plan Foundation takes seriously its mission to promote healthy lifestyles and the delivery of quality healthcare in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, with a focus on improving the lives of people age 60 and older.
H1N1 pandemic worries won't be getting the residents of Salmon Health & Retirement down this flu season. While it's true the family-owned retirement community in Northbride, MA, the Beaumont campus, will temporarily stop face-to-face interaction with children, the innovative staff at Beaumont has harnessed some unique technology to keep intergenerational relationships connected.
Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA), co-chairman of the Bi-Partisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease and senior member of the Energy & Commerce Committee which has jurisdiction over health care policy, and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee which has jurisdiction over healthcare policy, today reintroduced the proposed Independence at Home Act, HR 2560.
In a new study, researchers from Harvard School of Public Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, National Cancer Institute, and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT report they have identified 10 genetic variants in two chromosomal regions associated with age at the first menstrual period, and 13 genetic variants in four chromosomal regions associated with age at natural menopause.
Even as science searches for more clues about the causes of diabetes and medications to prevent it, the vast majority of new cases of the disease in older adults could be prevented by following a modestly healthier lifestyle, according to research led by scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health.
A new report from researchers at Brandeis University's Institute on Assets & Social Policy -- "Living Longer on Less; The New Economic (In)Security of Seniors" -- focuses on how the social contract is holding up into the 21st century. The report features the Senior Economic Security Index (SESI), a tool created by the report's authors to measure the long-term economic security of senior households throughout their retirement years.
The Boston College Graduate School of Social Work has launched a new technical assistance center that offers states the tools they need to implement a wide variety of participant-directed long-term care programs. The National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services is the only national center of its kind and is available to assist states and other entities that want to offer, or already offer, participant-directed services to people with disabilities
The "Improvement Standard" is used as shorthand for coverage denials issued on the grounds that the individual's condition is stable, chronic, or not improving, or that the necessary services are for "maintenance only." This restrictive standard conflicts with the Medicare Act, says Judith Stein of the Center for Medicare Advocacy.
Officials at the Department of Health & Human Services today announced the selection of Dr. David Blumenthal as the Obama Administration's choice for national coordinator for health information technology. As the national coordinator, Blumenthal will lead the implementation of a nationwide interoperable, privacy-protected health information technology infrastructure as called for in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Local Funding Partnerships program works to forge relationships between RWJF and local grantmakers willing to fund promising original projects with the potential to significantly improve the health of vulnerable people in their communities.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Local Funding Partnerships (LFP) program forges relationships between RWJF and local grantmakers to fund promising, original projects that can significantly improve the health of vulnerable people -- especially frail elders -- in their communities.
In macular degeneration, the most common form of adult blindness, patients progressively lose vision in the center of their visual field, thereby depriving the corresponding part of the visual cortex of input. Previously, researchers discovered that the deprived neurons begin responding to visual input from another spot on the retina -- evidence of plasticity in the adult cortex.
Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI), chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, was joined by several of his colleagues in the introduction of three bills to make it easier for older Americans to either reenter or remain in the workforce. In conjunction with their introduction, Kohl released the results of a study conducted by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the federal government’s efforts to hire and retain older workers, and what policy changes would help them do it better.
(Deadline: Feb. 26, 2009 for Letter of Inquiry) The mission of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation is to promote healthy lifestyles and the delivery of quality health care in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Beginning in 2009, the foundation will start funding programs that focus on improving the lives of people age 60 and older.
Fearing passage of economic stimulus legislation without some measure of Republican support might bog down future legislation the Obama administration wants, President Barack Obama dispatches Vice President Joe Biden to wrestle with his former Senate GOP colleagues over a workable compromise. But Republican senators are treading gingerly following approval of HR 1 in the House Jan. 29.
Whether you are a boomer saying goodbye to the daily grind or a Gen-Xer moving on to the next level of your career, retirement or a job change can create an ideal time to ask yourself what you want to do with your accumulated retirement funds. Unfortunately, there is no cookie-cutter answer to this question.
The holidays may be the best time for older drivers to consider transitioning to the passenger seat. In addition to Thanksgiving, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration lists Dec. 22, 23 and 24 among the deadliest days of the year for all drivers. Yet the wintry weather and crowded roads are of particular concern for senior drivers, many of whom are also dealing with health conditions, medication, and the normal changes associated with aging that put their driving at-risk.
A new "State of Resuscitation" survey from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) finds an overwhelming majority (90%) of the emergency physicians surveyed believe that resuscitation practices in the United States are not very effective. Emergency physicians cite increased bystander CPR, faster patient-to-doctor time, improved data collection and sharing, and greater use of technology as critical to improving resuscitation for victims of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).
Under this new program, which was included in the new Medicare law in July, physicians who use e-prescribing technology to deliver medication prescriptions to pharmacies will be eligible for a 2% increase in their Medicare payments.
Owners and operators of senior housing/healthcare facilities need to recognize and avoid failed funding strategies that effectively place the cart before the horse in a tight credit market, one expert advises. Jeffrey Davis, chairman of Cambridge Realty Capital Companies, predicts financing for senior housing/healthcare properties will continue to be limited over the next 12 months, with local and regional banks and government agencies the primary sources for funding.
If you plan to "thrive" when you are 65, you need to invest in your health decades earlier. A new study in the October issue of The Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences (Volume 63A, Number 10) finds that fewer than 10% of people aged 65-85 maintain exceptional emotional and physical health throughout their golden years. These so-called "thrivers" share specific behavioral and lifestyle characteristics that may hold the key to healthy aging, according to the study's authors.
Poor blood flow to the lower limbs is a health condition that many Americans with diabetes experience. But without early detection and proper treatment, amputation is often the final outcome. In fact, more than 60% of non-traumatic, lower limb amputations every year occur as a result of diabetes.
The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) today has awarded 10 grants totaling more than $12 million over three years through the Older Adults Targeted Capacity Expansion Grant Program to help communities meet the special mental health needs of older Americans.
Recent economic and capital markets developments have contributed to a surge in stock-market volatility, leading some investors to worry that the odds of a recession have risen -- along with the risk of a significant market downturn. Many investors are nervous because they assume an economic recession would lead to a decline in corporate profits, which would likely push stock prices down.
More than 1,400 healthcare professionals and industry leaders convened in Boston today (Tuesday, Oct. 7) at the National E-Prescribing Conference hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and 34 co-sponsoring organizations. Download conference presentations here.
The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) has created a task force to develop an alternative to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' competitive bidding program to which home medical equipment (HME) and durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers are subject.
The 2008 school year opens with five new Experience Corps programs in four states. The new sites will serve thousands of students in Annapolis, MD; Baltimore County, MD; Beaumont, TX; Evansville, IN; and Revere, MA.
As both the housing market and stock market have declined this year, they've taken a big chunk of retirement assets for the baby boomer generation with them. That only adds to the woes of a generation that many experts say has done a poor job planning for their future. To help Boomers better understand and address the unique financial challenges they'll face in retirement, 11 non-profit financial associations, representing more than 200,000 financial services professionals around the world, have formed an unprecedented collaboration called The Partnership for Retirement Education and Planning (PREP).
When asked to compare the current economy to similar situations in the past, 53% of Americans over the age of 60 said today's economic conditions are worse than those they have experienced in the past, even though unemployment and inflation rates have been higher within the last 30 years. A new poll from the MetLife Mature Market Institute, conducted by Harris Interactive, reports that an overwhelming majority of this group is feeling the pinch in today's current economy and that it has affected the way they spend their money, but not their plans for retirement.
Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and their collaborators at Tufts University and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have identified a common genetic influence on B12 vitamin levels in the blood, suggesting a new way to approach the biological connections between an important biochemical variable and deficiency-related diseases.
Long-term care facilities from across the country are forming the Coalition for Senior Healthcare Reform, an organization that seeks to improve the quality of healthcare for seniors by ensuring access to capital for long-term care, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities.
In recognition of Grandparents Day this Sunday (Sept. 7), the American Medical Association (AMA) is reaching out to grandparents with tips to make the most of their healthcare and stay healthy so they can continue to play a vital role in their grandchildren's lives.
Each fall, the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) notify certain individuals, who are receiving "Extra Help" (also called the Low-Income Subsidy or LIS) paying for their Part D drugs, of their status with respect to that benefit for the following year as well as their status with respect to their Part D plan.
Here's something special our readers should consider as we near the end of summer.
The Worldwide Web grows increasingly "seniors-friendly" with new websites for the 50-plus crowd popping up virtually every day. Here's a few from the latest crop.
Nearly all of the 100 community pharmacies examined by the Department of Health & Human Services' (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) experienced problems when contracting with Medicare prescription drug program (PDP) sponsors.
System-wide reform of healthcare financing and delivery is key both to controlling Medicare expenditures and to slowing the growth of health care costs in the private sector, say analysts at Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, a liberal-oriented think tank in Washington, DC.
More than 11 million Americans with chronic physical illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes and asthma are not getting the medical care they need because they don't have health insurance, a new study shows. The study provides the first national estimate of the number of uninsured adults with these potentially serious but treatable conditions.
PBS will present a special evening of programming focused on Alzheimer's disease on Sunday, Aug. 3, starting at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings). The programming starts with a national encore broadcast of the Emmy-Award-winning "THE FORGETTING: A Portrait of Alzheimer's," followed by a new half-hour discussion, "The Future of Alzheimer's," moderated by actor and Alzheimer's champion David Hyde Pierce, which features a panel of medical experts and scientists discussing the latest developments in Alzheimer's.
A new report by AARP's Public Policy Institute finds promising signs and mixed results among state government efforts to balance long-term care (LTC) options under Medicaid. Unfortunately, according to the report, only four states spent more than 50% of their Medicaid LTC dollars for older people providing home and community based services (HCBS). The remainder of the states continues to spend the majority of their Medicaid LTC dollars for older people on institutional care, such as nursing homes.
The Family Caregiver Alliance is now accepting applications for the inaugural Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards. The deadline for applications is Aug. 15.
Officials at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have scheduled a Special Open Door Forum intended primarily for providers of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech language pathology -- collectively termed Medicare outpatient therapy and reimbursed under Part B. The Forum may also be of interest to physicians who refer beneficiaries for outpatient therapy.
Research from the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University shows that one in five older adults who enter a casino eventually displays problem gambling behaviors. Problem gambling behaviors include the compulsive need to bet more and more money, and lying to others about the amount of time and money spent on gambling.
Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI), chairman of the Special Committee on Aging, is reviewing a newly developed voluntary "code of conduct" authored by the Pharmaceuticals Research & Manufacturers Association (PhRMA), the drug industry's principal trade association. Kohl is behind several initiatives to force greater transparency in the way drug companies interact with doctors, in an effort to curb spiraling prescription drug costs.
Employers have a narrow window of up to two years in which they may be able to change retiring workers' decisions by offering them incentives to remain with the company, according to results of a just-released survey by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on July 15, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. will host an audio conference and question & answer session regarding Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) supplier accreditation. This audio conference is the third in a series of four designed to provide guidance to DMEPOS suppliers regarding accreditation.
The Hartford Doctoral Fellows Program in Geriatric Social Work, funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation and administered by the Gerontological Society of America, is aimed at bringing outstanding, talented, skilled people into the field of gerontological social work to train practitioners, research best practices and set future directions.
The National Center on Caregiving at Family Caregiver Alliance has launched the Family Care Navigator online guide intended to help families in all 50 states locate government, nonprofit, and private caregiver support programs. The easy-to-use Navigator lists programs for family caregivers as well as resources for older or disabled adults living at home or in a residential facility. It also includes information on government health and disability programs, legal resources, living arrangements, disease-specific organizations, FAQs, a glossary and more.
Scientists have found that the compound resveratrol slows age-related deterioration and functional decline of mice on a standard diet, but does not increase longevity when started at middle age. This study, conducted and supported in part by the National Institute on Aging, is a follow-up to 2006 findings that resveratrol improves health and longevity of overweight, aged mice.
Former GAO Comptroller General David Walker testified Tuesday before the House Budget Committee about a proposed commission to cut Social Security and Medicare for future retirees. However, as Congress debates this issue, members should take into account the financial situation of near retirees.
Pharmaceutical manufacturers and their trade groups racked up another banner year on Capitol Hill, spending a record $168 million on lobbying in 2007, a 32% increase over 2006, finds a Center for Public Integrity analysis. Based on data obtained from the Senate Office of Public Records, the pharmaceutical industry has spent more than $1 billion lobbying the federal government over the past decade.
In recent decades, researchers seeking a drug to treat the underlying cause of Alzheimer’s disease have focused their efforts mainly on amyloid-beta plaques -- telltale clumps of protein that appear on the brains of individuals suffering from the disease, which were first noted by Alois Alzheimer in 1906. But after years of research and extensive trials of numerous drug candidates, scientists have started to express frustration with the amyloid-beta approach.
A new white paper from MassMutual's Center for Behavioral Research is intended to help plan sponsors and retirement plan advisors gain the most value from recordkeeping data collected for retirement plans. Titled "Why Data Matters: Generating Value from Retirement Plan Data," the white paper outlines the process through which retirement plan data can be used to enhance plan value, performance and participant engagement; streamline or reduce administration; and help plan fiduciaries meet their obligations.
A survey released Wednesday at a press conference in Washington, DC provides clues to a question with major implications for the American economy and the lives of millions: What will 78 million baby boomers do as they continue to work into traditional retirement age?
Legislation is now before the House and Senate to prohibit long-term care providers from asking residents to sign an arbitration agreement when they enter a long-term care facility, even if the arbitration agreement is not required for admission.
Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) on Thursday condemned a Senate vote blocking debate on the proposed the Medicare Improvements for Patients & Providers Act of 2008.
Connecticut: To help celebrate its 100th anniversary, Senior Services of Stamford, CT, will be hosting someone renowned for celebrating 100-year birthdays. Willard Scott, the inimitable NBC "Today" show personality who each week honors Americans turning 100 and beyond, is slated to be keynote speaker at Senior Services' first fundraising gala.
Some of the biggest names in the consumer credit business, including GE Money, Citigroup and Chase, are pushing risky credit for financing medical procedures, according to the latest issue of Consumer Reports, published by the nonprofit advocacy group Consumers Union.
One of the features of aging is memory loss, which can have devastating effects on the quality of life among older people. In a new study, Harvard School of Public Health researchers found evidence that elderly people in the United States who have an active social life may have a slower rate of memory decline.
Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports magazine, is set to launch an online project that rates services at more than 3,000 hospitals around the nation.
In response to criticisms from Congress and from independent oversight agencies, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is using its 9th Statement of Work, effective August 2008 through July 2011, to impose more specific requirements on its Quality Improvement Organization contractors.
Because the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 gives states the option of providing home- and community-based healthcare services, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is proposing a rule that would offer guidance to states on how to implement this provision.
With the anticipated enactment of state legislation guaranteeing paid family in New Jersey, the Garden State will become the third state in the country to guarantee its residents paid family leave. Elsewhere, Massachusetts is one of about a dozen states where either guaranteed paid sick leave or paid family leave legislation is under consideration.
The Senate's preoccupation with a supplemental spending bill to continue funding U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan could delay action on legislation that would delay a 10.6% Medicare physician fee cut.
If you or someone you know opted to take Social Security benefits before reaching full retirement age and now regret having done so, there may be an answer.
Focused on the aging, the economically disadvantaged, and women, this organization makes funds available for general and operating support.
In an audio news conference April 30, experts in the area of economic adequacy for older Americans extolled the need for the Elder Economic Security Initiative, a project designed to raise awareness and shape policy to ensure that older Americans are able to live with dignity.
The Brookdale Foundation Group Respite Program supports community-based efforts to develop and sustain social model respite programs for elders with Alzheimer's disease and their families.
The Hartford Doctoral Fellows Program in Geriatric Social Work is aimed at bringing outstanding, talented, skilled people to the field of gerontological social work to train practitioners, research best practices, and set future directions.
The conference will examine the past, present and future of Medicare, with keynote addresses from Dr. Peter Orszag, Director of the Congressional Budget Office, and Dr. Mark B. McClellan, former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The National Council on Aging is making grants available to eight states to improve access among older adults to the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.
In its online format, Aging News Alert gives you the ability to quickly and easily navigate through an array of Internet-based resources for additional, more comprehensive information.
EPA Region 1 (the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.) is accepting proposals for the Healthy Communities Grant Program.
Quite a few people -- many of them elderly and on fixed incomes -- are under the impression that unless they go out and buy an expensive new HDTV, they won't be able to watch their favorite TV shows after Feb. 17, 2009, which is the day the national transition to digital television takes place. That simply isn't so.
NCOA and Human Arc have established a nationwide partnership to help seniors with limited means. The new partnership enables members of participating Medicare health plans to determine -- right at home -- their potential qualification for benefits programs and then, if qualified, get expert assistance to apply and get enrolled.
American workers would receive clear and complete information about fees that could be cutting deeply into their 401(k)-style retirement savings under legislation approved Wednesday (April 16) by the House Education & Labor Committee.
CMS) unveils grants of $50 million to 20 states to help improve access to primary medical care so that Medicaid beneficiaries could avoid improper use of costly hospital emergency rooms.
While Florida, Arizona and other Sunbelt states continue to attract the 55+ crowd, a growing trend of "aging in place" or staying close to home in familiar locales is emerging for many boomers considering their next housing move.
Medicare pays many hospitals and their doctors more than the most efficient and effective healthcare institutions to treat chronically ill people, yet gets worse results, according to a new report from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice.
Family Caregiver Alliance has added a new feature to its website -- an online audio archive of TeleCaregiving workshops.
Older adults want to use technology so they can age safely in their home. Family caregivers agree believing technology can ease some of the challenges of caregiving. Concerns such as cost to install and maintain equipment remain barriers for people 65-plus and for caregivers.
Susan Reinhard, AARP senior VP and director of AARP's Public Policy Institute, has been selected as the recipient of the 2008 Dick Ladd Award. The award recognizes an individual whose work in research, policy or programs improves long‑term and community‑based care.
The National Association of State Units on Aging and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs have announced a Call for Sessions for the 24th National Home and Community Based Services Conference.
A new educational effort focused on improving the safety and reducing the complications of a life-saving heart drug is being launched by the American Medical Association and the Critical Path Institute as part of an ongoing program to support personalized medicine.
Senate Democrats are looking to reverse years of inadequate funding in the $2 billion Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), the government's main effort to help pay the energy costs of poor families with children and elderly people on fixed incomes.
Remember to set your clocks forward one hour on Sunday, March 9.
An international team of researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health has blocked staph infections in mice using a drug previously tested in clinical trials as a cholesterol-lowering agent.
Thirty-nine state-level attorneys general and three state authorities that house Medicaid Fraud Control Units have fired off a letter to members of Congress in support of the proposed Patient Safety & Abuse Prevention Act of 2007.
ASPPA and CIKR submit comments and recommendations to the Labor Dept. about proposed ERISA regulations, which provide clarification on what constitutes a reasonable arrangement between employee benefit plans and service providers to plans to assist plan fiduciaries in assessing the reasonableness of the compensation or fees paid for services rendered.
The Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing detailing yet more horror stories of seniors duped into signing up for private Medicare plans that they don't want or need.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) wants older drivers tested to prove they can still safely operate a motor vehicle.
The MetLife Foundation is inviting nominations for the 2008 Older Volunteers Enrich America Awards program.
The American Health Care Association describes the Bush FY 2009 budget proposal as unreasonable from the standpoint of seniors' Medicare-financed nursing facility care, and unrealistic in the face of worsening economic conditions in states across the nation, which will surely squeeze state Medicaid budgets
An assertion this week by HHS Secy. Mike Leavitt that the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit is saving money for beneficiaries as well as the federal government is being characterized as "propaganda" by a key congressional leader.
These grants help communities provide direct services and build the necessary infrastructure to support expanded services for meeting the diverse mental health needs of older persons.
NIA invites applications from qualified institutions for support of Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers. These are designed to support and conduct research on Alzheimer's disease, and to serve as shared research resources that will facilitate research in Alzheimer's and related disorders.
CMS wants to toughen enrollment standards for suppliers of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS).
Validating a Web-savvy senior's identity online can be addressed through a mix of established and emerging techniques to help stimulate the growth of new electronic health services and personal health records
CMS proposes a payment rule designed to assure that long-term care hospitals continue to receive appropriate payment for services provided while giving them incentives to provide more efficient care to Medicare beneficiaries.
CDC has issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement marking the beginning of a new phase for state arthritis programs.
The most thorough study to date of the impact of the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit found that this benefit led to a 13.1% decrease in out-of-pocket expenses for patients and a 5.9% increase in prescription use.
Black cancer patients age 65 and up are "consistently less likely" than their white counterparts to receive the recommended treatment, find Yale researchers.
Healthcare issues such as paying for medical expenses, universal healthcare and rising drug costs topped the list for seniors in a recent Lowrey Organ survey of 2000 LIFE Members, a nationwide music group sponsored by Lowrey.
If you're responsible for tracking down private grant funding, a new report from CD Publications is bound to make your job a whole lot easier.
Hebrew SeniorLife has closed on the sale of $457 million in tax-exempt bonds -- the largest tax exempt bond financing in U.S. history for the purpose of funding development of a nonprofit continuing care retirement community.
A new report from MIT in Cambridge, MA, provides a comprehensive set of recommendations for state-level public policy to improve the quality of life of family caregivers.
With only three weeks until Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses, Iowa AARP members of both political parties say they are following the campaign closely, they are not yet settled on their candidate preferences, and the issues of health and financial security will weigh on their caucus decisions.
Employment law experts told an AARP forum about the historical importance and future role of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
A national commission headed by former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-NE) and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA), during a press conference Monday in Washington, DC, unveiled its final report warning of a coming crisis in long-term care and calling on the presidential candidates to address this crisis in their policy platforms and on the campaign trail.