About a third of older adults feel lonely, but learning better ways to engage with others and improve relationships can help them avoid such feelings.
The company, which is the nation’s largest Medicare Advantage operator, denies wrongdoing and argues that the Justice Department “fundamentally misunderstands” how Medicare Advantage works.
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The Trump administration has given states three more years to meet federal standards aimed at helping elderly and disabled Medicaid enrollees receive services without being forced to go into nursing homes.
The HHS inspector general’s office found that Medicare should have done an in-depth review of suspicious or aberrant infection reports from scores of hospitals.
Senior citizens have to be patient and keep close records to appeal when Medicare plans refuse to cover their medicines.
Doctors and drug developers have a stake in making cancer treatments seem better than they really are.
A critical shortage of home health care workers across the U.S. is denying care for senior citizens and people with disabilities.
The powerful chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee wants the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to explain $125 million in overcharges by insurers.
Traditionally there for mothers giving birth, a doula’s role has evolved to comforting seniors facing death.
La Canadian Brain Health Food Guide y la dieta MIND, creadas en ámbitos académicos, han demostrado ser eficaces para prevenir el deterioro cerebral vinculado al desarrollo del Alzheimer.
Good nutrition has been linked to a boost in senior citizens’ cognitive skills.
The ranks of 100-year-olds doubles every eight years, but researchers still puzzle over the ingredients of longevity.
Medical experts around the country are rolling out instructional videos for family caregivers who need help with challenging medical tasks.
A growing number of patients fail to fill prescriptions because the cost of cancer drugs is too high.
Not being officially admitted — a status known as observation care — can have financial consequences for beneficiaries, and patients had often complained they were not informed.
Many people age 75 or older can take steps to avoid a crisis in the remaining years of their lives.
Brushing aside a political climate that favors federal cuts in health care spending, advocates for oral health are pushing to expand Medicare to provide America’s elderly with dental benefits.
Hospice groups are teaming up with specially trained paramedics to deal with common problems that worried patients or families incorrectly think need hospital care.
Aging adults with complex needs can get special assistance from doctors trained as geriatricians.