When vaccines became available many states targeted seniors first. That effort has proved successful, although rates vary among states: Hawaii, Pennsylvania and Vermont vaccinated more than 99% of their seniors, while West Virginia ranks last with 78%.
Casual relationships can cultivate a sense of belonging, motivate us to engage in activities, and expose us to new information and opportunities — all without the emotional challenges that often attend close relationships with family and friends.
One way to imagine the risk is as a rain of differently sized ball bearings falling from the sky . . .
23% of adults over 50 who drink alcohol reported that they routinely had three or more drinks in one sitting
Hospital-level care at home — some of it provided over the internet — is poised to grow after more than a decade as a niche offering.
Anyone who cares for older adults has seen a significant decline in functioning as people have been less active.
Long before they receive a dementia diagnosis, many people start losing their ability to manage their finances.
Right now, appointments are limited and individuals with the greatest challenges leaving their homes will be prioritized.
Just a quarter of home health care workers were vaccinated by early March, compared to about two-thirds of hospital workers and half of nursing home workers
While many older adults have access to the internet and are tech-savvy, others are not.
Sites seek to improve access to vulnerable older residents.
For all its complexity, Medicare fundamentally boils down to two choices: traditional fee-for-service or the managed care approach of Medicare Advantage.
The change toward longer old age will have profound effects on health care needs, families and what it means to be old.
You can lose up to 40% of your muscle mass between your 20s and your 80s. Known as sarcopenia, this is the gradual loss of muscle mass that occurs as we age.
Kara Gavin, University of Michigan Health Lab Poll shows only 29% of adults who take five or more prescription drugs have had a comprehensive medication review. Two-thirds of older adults rely on at least two prescription drugs, and more than…