Aging in place is a major financial commitment, one that may be at odds with retirees’ plans to downsize their lives and budgets.
Hospitals have become so overzealous in fall prevention that they are producing an “epidemic of immobility,” experts say.
Many seniors want to stay in their homes, but can’t when they grow older and more infirm. A pilot project aims to provide services needed to make that possible.
For older adults, health care facilities can be difficult to navigate and, occasionally, perilous.
Millions of seniors across the country quietly go hungry as the safety net designed to catch them frays.
For maximal benefit, technology must be responsive to new generations of older adults who are aging in place.
Older patients have different priorities than younger ones. More than longevity, they value remaining independent and having quality time with loved ones
Scores of older Americans who have been targeted in a scam that uses DNA tests to defraud Medicare or steal personal information.
Evidence suggests that ever more people are putting cameras in a relative’s room to detect and deter abuse.
‘A Slow-Moving Train Wreck’: Most Americans don’t have long-term care insurance yet many will need it.
Medicare doesn’t pay for care outside the U.S., except in limited circumstances.
As a heat wave clamps down on much of the nation, cities are scurrying to provide shelter and assistance to the most vulnerable: the homeless and the elderly.
As we grow older, the size and strength of our muscles deteriorats. For some, muscle wasting can be more severe, leading to frailty and loss of independence.
Fewer than half of seniors at high risk — people who’d fallen repeatedly or sought medical attention for falls — received a comprehensive fall risk assessment,]\.
More seniors are weighing the possibility of suicide as the baby boomer generation — known for valuing autonomy and self-determination — reaches older age.