New research shows that older adults want close relationships with the people they care about and meaningful social roles.
Older adults with advanced kidney disease sometimes want to stop dialysis but often meet resistance from doctors, new research shows. We explore options available to these patients, including conservative care.
A new study examines how seniors with deteriorating strength and other physical functions deal with such challenges as taking a shower or getting dressed in the morning.
El programa para personas mayores vulnerables de bajos ingresos Community Aging in Place — Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE) ayuda a los abuelos a vivir independientemente.
A pilot program for frail low-income seniors provides much-needed help in dealing with “daily activities” and offers practical solutions.
La cantidad de proteínas, y las formas de consumirla, son distintas en las personas mayores. Su carencia impacta fuerte en su masa muscular.
Whether because of illness or inactivity, many seniors need to up their protein game to maintain strength and mobility.
Many women aging alone want to hold on to their independence. But, when illness or disability strikes, they often need assistance. A program in New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco offers numerous ways to help.
La interrupción del programa de ejercicios es el resultado de una acción de UnitedHealthcare, la compañía de seguros de salud más grande de la nación.
UnitedHealthcare has put the skids on offering SilverSneakers, the nation’s fitness program for seniors, as part of its benefit packages. A look at why and some alternatives.
Medical records often contain incorrect information that can lead to inappropriate medical treatment. Patients need to review them on a regular basis and correct any errors that creep in.
When you learn you have a terminal illness, how do you live with purpose and authenticity?
Federal law guarantees that people have the right to see and obtain a copy of their medical records. But, hospitals, doctors, pharmacies and insurance companies often erect obstacles.
A ballot initiative in Maine proposes that free home care services be available to all residents who need help with at least “one daily activity.”
Older adults who lack a conventional support system should plan ahead to deal with life’s predictable challenges as they age.
Is there anything families can do to fight these evictions?
Nuevos programas de ayuda abordan un problema pocas veces tratado: el dolor de amigos de residencia y personal cuando muere un adulto mayor en un centro de vida asistida.
Death and its companion, grief, are often ignored at nursing homes and assisted living centers. Yet ignoring the loss can lead to depression, staff burnout and other problems.
Con tratamientos médicos que prolongan cada vez más la vida, un nuevo escenario genera preguntas: adultos mayores de 60 o 70 años que deben atender a sus padres nonagenarios.
More and more older adults, age 60 and older, care for their elderly parents and face physical, emotional and financial stress.