After long controversy, the Obama administration said wage and overtime protections will be extended to home health aides.
The federal Commission on Long-Term Care issued new recommendations on Friday, but stopped short of endorsing any new program to help families pay for services.
The long, unlikely struggle to get a pacemaker disconnected.
About one in 10 patients in four intensive care units received futile care, a new study finds.
Suburbia is no place for a spinster lady.
Professors at Johns Hopkins University plan to offer an online course in coping with dementia.
Family members often make end-of-life decisions according to their own values, not the patient's, a new study finds.
California lawmakers are considering a measure requiring that home care agencies obtain licenses and that aides be certified.
Representative Earl Blumenauer, Democrat of Oregon, still believes that doctors should be paid to discuss patient preferences at the end of life.
As baby boomers age, the odds of finding a family caregiver — or even a professional one — are very likely to worsen, according to a new report from the AARP’s Public Policy Institute.
More on what Medicare quality improvement organizations can do for older patients and their caregivers.
Older patients can benefit from surgery, but doctors tend not to do full assessments of their ability to recover.
In every state, Medicare quality improvement organizations are authorized to overrule hospital discharge plans.