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.
When asked to rate their overall health, 82% of adults ages 65 to 74 described it as excellent (18%), very good (32%) or good (32%).
Can clicking away at animations of swimming fish or flashed streets signs on your phone really help you improve the way your brain function?
Washington state will employ a new 0.58% payroll tax to fund a $36,500 benefit for individuals to pay for home health care and other services.
Critics say the administration’s rule will make it harder for home care professionals to work together to improve their jobs and better serve their clients.
Here’s information about how to find and use the new Nursing Home Compare data.
From the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention One in four older adults who are 65 years of age will live into their 90s. Although risk of injury increases as we age, aging without injury is possible. Older adults…
Low-income seniors are taken care of by tax subsidies. high-income seniors are largely self-sufficient. But the needs of middle-income seniors are ignored.
Before making a decision on post-hospital care, older adults and family members should address some key issues.
In the past 18 months, three suicides occurred at assisted living centers in Wenatchee.
Where’s the best place to recover after a hip or knee replacement — at home or in a rehabilitation facility?
The average caregiver spends $6,954 a year on out-of-pocket costs caring for a family member.
Insurers, health care systems, and social service agencies are working to address social isolation in seniors.