It is well known that healthcare costs in this country are skyrocketing. A contributor to this problem unnecessary hospitalizations and re-hospitalizations. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid are working to study this problem.
Every 18 seconds a senior is treated in an emergency department for a fall. Even beloved pets, which help improve quality of life, can trip up a senior. The following 10 suggestions reduce the risk of falls by improving vision, strength and balance.
Whether in the United States or abroad, seniors will be among the crowds traveling during the summer months. Medical clearances and travel with friends are among factors to be considered for the elderly.
Exciting news has been shared recently for Alzheimer's research. King's College, London scientists have announced the discovery of a, "Alzheimer's" gene. This opens up the possibilities for early detection and treatment!
Home health workers have the job of taking care of our most vulnerable. The sad fact is that many struggle making ends meet due to low wages. The Labor Department's may be able to extend wage and overtime rules to this neglected sector soon.
Many caregivers across the Nation are unpaid, having to have sacrificed their own careers to take care of their loved ones. Without them, the healthcare system would be overloaded. What is being done to bring attention to their burden?
Long overdue improvements may be coming to the Medicare and Medicaid program for Long-Term Care facility regulation. The first update in over 20 years has been proposed by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.