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How to Complain to Medicare

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:28
Revealed: the semi-secret phone numbers that beneficiaries are supposed to use to complain to Medicare.

Her Own Kind of Absence

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:36
What I'd thought was depression was really was something else.

Four-Star Disappointments

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:59
Medicare's rating system for nursing homes is seriously flawed, The Times reports.

Part D Gains May Be Eroding

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:12
More Medicare beneficiaries are not taking prescribed medications or forgoing basic needs to pay for them, a new study finds.

California Court Limits Caregiver Suits

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 05:00
A home health aide cannot sue a couple with dementia for an injury sustained while caring for them, the California Supreme Court has ruled.

The Addict Down the Hall

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:40
Substance abuse is not uncommon among seniors in nursing homes. A novel rehab program aims to address that.

Where Are the Nurses?

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:20
A federal law intended to reform nursing homes requires that a registered nurse be on-site only eight hours a day — whatever the size of the facility.

Clearing the Path Home

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 13:47
Transition “coaches” help ease the transfer from hospital to home.

Who’s Moving In Now?

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 14:41
The luggage in the living room? Odds are, it's not Grandma's as multigenerational households trend younger.

Many Problems Lead to Thoughts of Suicide, Study Finds

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 13:25
Treatment of depression alone may not prevent many suicides among the elderly, a new study suggests.

More on Sleeping Pills and Older Adults

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 05:00
New research adds to evidence that long-term use of some sedatives may be hazardous for older adults

A New Resource About Parkinson’s

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:27
A new website hosts a directory of movement disorder specialists.

Addressing Caregivers’ Loss of Retirement Income

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:49
A congresswomen has proposed Social Security credits for family caregivers who must cut back on work.

Stealing a Page From the Boomers’ Playbook

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:43
A member of the “aging industrial complex” starts a campaign against ageism.

An ‘Emotional Burden’ Rarely Discussed

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 05:00
Tens of millions of adults suffer with a form of incontinence, a new report finds.

Warming Times in a Cold Land

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 16:47
Finally, a film about aging that doesn't depress.

Small Changes, and Hopes, for Preventing Dementia

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 17:57
Researchers are finding no silver bullet for prevention of Alzheimer's disease, only everyday changes we should all be making anyway.

A Move to Extend Visiting Hours at Hospitals

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:01
A nonprofit group is urging hospitals to eliminate restrictive visiting hours and permit families, broadly defined, to remain with loved ones throughout their stays, even in intensive care units.

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