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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.

Where Older People Are Gloomy About Their Health

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:35
Older adults in the South believe their health to be worse than those in the Northeast and Midwest, government researchers find.

The Fault in Our Stars

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:45
Official rankings of nursing homes often don't match residents' and family members' opinions, a new study found.

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