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…
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Exercise at any age results in positive gains in muscle mass, muscle strength, bone density, and improvements to overall health – even in people as old as 97.
Even before the pandemic, nearly a quarter of older Americans were socially isolated and about one-third of middle-aged and older adults experienced loneliness.
Patients need to take stock of the precautions providers are taking. This is especially true for older adults, who are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19.
Nationwide, more than 1.6 million older adults live in low-income housing, most in apartment buildings with shared spaces where the coronavirus might lurk.
Citing privacy, facilities often won’t disclose how many residents are infected. Unable to visit, families can’t see for themselves how loved ones are doing.
One by one, toward the end of March, residents of Enumclaw Health and Rehabilitation Center outside of Seattle started coming down with symptoms of COVID-19.
A study of a COVID-19 outbreak in a Seattle retirement center suggests that with older patients the decision to test should not rely solely on symptoms
Would your mom or dad fare better in the family home?
Are precautions of the sort the CDC has endorsed for people 60 and over really necessary? What about disease-free adults in their 60s and 70s?
Fifteen counties in Washington state have no ICU beds. Four have no hospitals at all.