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Living a vital, active life well into your 90s requires positive thinking and activity.
Almost 30 percent of patients leaving the hospital don’t want home health care services, which often leads to readmissions and other health issues.
At least 500 terminally ill Californians have asked for the medicine that allows them to end their lives, and nearly 500 health organizations have signed on to help.
People who were using marketplace plans instead of Medicare may qualify for the reprieve. They have until Sept. 30 to apply.
One flew a plane at 97; the other went to college at 92. But these two friends are proudest of their legacies of kindness.
Tending to somebody you love who has a debilitating condition can be physically and emotionally overwhelming. Here are some tips and resources to help you stay strong.
Older adults who face an uncertain future reach out to trusted friends to guide them.
Despite a culture clash and lack of time and training, ER doctors see how palliative care averts suffering for elderly patients with serious illnesses.
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.
Even the most exalted among us realize health care policy is complicated. Here’s a pop quiz to see what you have learned as a regular reader of Kaiser Health News.
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.
Free, daylong sessions run by UCLA teach caregivers how to keep their loved ones safe and engaged, while minimizing the stress in their own lives. Similar programs exist in other states.
Ombudsman’s offices represent long-term care residents on issues such as admissions and discharges, food, physical environment and abuse.
Research shows that people with dementia can benefit significantly from efforts to ease communication, improve overall health and other key measures.
Traditionally there for mothers giving birth, a doula’s role has evolved to comforting seniors facing death.
Good nutrition has been linked to a boost in senior citizens’ cognitive skills.
Some older adults are living in the same senior communities as their parents, which streamlines caretaking in the end-of-life years.
The ranks of 100-year-olds doubles every eight years, but researchers still puzzle over the ingredients of longevity.
A San Diego program helps chronically ill people avoid the hospital by teaching them how to better manage their diseases and telling them what to expect in their final years. Other health providers and insurers around the country are trying similar approaches.
Medical experts around the country are rolling out instructional videos for family caregivers who need help with challenging medical tasks.