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.
As Republicans consider how to bring down costs for younger people, lawmakers may relax or eliminate the restrictions on how much more insurers can charge older consumers.
State data show a rise of nearly 40 percent in fall-related visits from 2010 to 2015, a period in which the elderly population grew about 21 percent.
The FDA has approved dozens of new cancer medications in recent years, but few offer the benefits that patients seek.
The first overhaul of federal regulations in almost 30 years for home health care agencies will require them to be much more responsive to what aging patients and their caregivers need or want.
Experts say key steps can make a home much more accessible to seniors who can have trouble getting around in wheelchairs or walkers.
The FDA and other agencies are loosening restrictions on hearing aid sales and opening the door to less expensive, over-the-counter products.
By checking up on the health and safety of meal recipients, volunteers for the nonprofit network can provide valuable information to medical providers and help ensure better care.
Medicare overpaid five insurance plans by $128 million yet only recovered $3 million, audits show.
Little Brothers, which operates in San Francisco and several other cities, sends volunteers to brighten the lives of isolated elderly people, helping to reduce the risk of serious illness.
People in these facilities are now guaranteed more flexibility on food and roommate choices, as well as improved procedures for grievances and discharges.
Medicare is launching new regulations in January that will provide higher reimbursements for doctors involved in care coordination for seriously ill people.
As Medicare considers paying for knee replacement procedures outside the hospital, doctors debate patient choice and the potential for post-operation complications.
Using opioids to treat pain in seniors has been common, and that has led some to dependence disorders in later life.